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Good News on the Horizon With Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act

Good News on the Horizon With Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/horizon-with-innovation-and-opportunity/

The 2014 Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act opened the door for young people with disabilities to be evaluated for regular work in the community before being steered toward subminimum wage jobs.  This Act has transformed the options available for those with disabilities when they age out of the educational system. In Minnesota, the number of […]

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How to Build Social Skills for Life Using Minecraft

How to Build Social Skills for Life Using Minecraft https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/build-social-skills-using-minecraft/

Video games, social media, and technology are becoming an increasingly large part of our children’s lives. Digital play is now the most common type of play engaged in by younger children. Recent studies suggest that kids under the age of eight spend about 2.5 hours per day with screen media. For kids five and under, […]

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Amazing Bakery Run Totally by People on the Autism Spectrum

Amazing Bakery Run Totally by People on the Autism Spectrum https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/bakery-run-by-autism-employees/

As a society, we have come a very long way to embrace children with autism in the educational system. Still, we have not made good educated progress to integrate adults across the autism spectrum to the workforce. As a society, we must break down the barriers and create new paths to employment. “In the United […]

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What My Brother With Autism Taught Me About Special Needs

What My Brother With Autism Taught Me About Special Needs https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/brother-with-autism-teaches-me/

When I was 10, my two-year-old brother was diagnosed on the autism spectrum. He was nonverbal for much of his early life, unable to read or communicate effectively. He struggled to exhibit and mimic behavior that was expected of him from society, and would often find himself striking his head because of overstimulation from the […]

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P to the 6th Power: Helping Children with Special Needs Take Flight

P to the 6th Power: Helping Children with Special Needs Take Flight https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/children-with-autism-take-flight/

I remember sitting at the wooden desk in my fifth-grade classroom feeling like one of the luckiest girls in the building. Standing by the chalkboard was a young, male teacher who was equal parts bumbling and wise. (I should clarify that this excitement was not at all rooted in the blushing cheeks of a schoolgirl […]

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Internet Safety Rules You Need to Teach Your Child with ASD

Internet Safety Rules You Need to Teach Your Child with ASD https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/internet-safety-rules-to-teach/

The Internet has been a game changer. It is estimated that 95% of teenagers aged 12-17 are online.While the Internet has connected us to others and made information much more accessible, it also poses a tremendous potential threat to your child’s safety if left to his/her own devices.Essentially, the Internet presents us a means by […]

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Remarkable Mom Advocates for Special Needs Education Support Hayley Gripp

Remarkable Mom Advocates for Special Needs Education Support Hayley Gripp https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/advocates-for-special-needs-education/

For the past 17 years, Raja Marhaba has been advocating for hundreds of special needs children in the education system. Raja founded The Jonathan Foundation when she learned both of her sons were special needs. She fought the school system for 10 years to get her sons the proper accommodations so they could succeed in […]

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Enhancing Fine and Gross Motor Skills with Creative Activities

Enhancing Fine and Gross Motor Skills with Creative Activities http://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/enhancing-fine-gross-motor-skills-autism

The sun rises and sets every day. It is a proven occurrence and can be documented by most human beings who live on this planet. Now if you tell a 70-year-old today he/she should have seen 25,550 sunsets and sunrises each during a lifetime, he/she will immediately tell you he/she should have but missed many […]

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How to Plan and Define the Years To Come with Autism

How to Plan and Define The Years To Come with Autism https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/plan-define-years-to-come-autism

What parent doesn’t worry about his/her child’s future? I’m the mother of three, and I worry about each of my children. Their happiness, their successes, their abilities to carry on and be independent. Yet the issue becomes a bit more comprehensive when a child has a disability. My youngest son, David, was diagnosed with autism […]

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