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For Better or Worse: How to Overcome the Effects of Autism on Marriage

For Better or Worse: How to Overcome the Effects of Autism on Marriage https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/effects-of-autism-on-marriage/

My marriage almost ended. The daily stress and energy expended to advocate for and raise my active and unusual child on the autism spectrum led to complete exhaustion and meltdown. There was simply nothing left for anyone else, including my spouse. Hyper-focus on my son’s well-being, coupled with differences between my partner and me in […]

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Reaching Your Special Needs Financial Goals in the New Year

Reaching Your Special Needs Financial Goals in the New Year https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/reaching-special-needs-financial-goals/

As 2019 begins, it arrives with optimism and excitement to start fresh, set goals, create action plans, and work to accomplish those goals. For so many of us, we begin the year with such great intentions, but we don’t always end the year reaching the goals that we set. Why is that the case? Ciara […]

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How Netflix’s Atypical Raises Awareness On The Different

How Netflix's Atypical Raises Awareness On The Different https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/how-netflixs-atypical-raises-awareness/

Netflix released Season Two of Atypical in September 2018, and soon there will be Season Three. I really hope this TV series will continue for many more seasons. I have been following it since the first season and I believe that there are social dimensions that should not be absorbed by the comical element of […]

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How to Best Prepare Your Child With Autism to Drive

How to Best Prepare Your Child With Autism to Drive https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/autism-child-prepares-to-drive/

For individuals with autism, driving may seem like a goal that will never be achieved, even though driving is both a marker to independence and adulthood. Yet, up until recently, Dr. Gary Gaffney, an associate professor of psychiatry at the University Of Iowa College Of Medicine, reported that most people never thought individuals with autism […]

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A Successful Strategy With Autism: Focus on One Goal at a Time

A Successful Strategy With Autism: Focus on One Goal at a Time https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/successful-strategy-with-autism/

With autism, the number of challenges to overcome can be overwhelming. I know this first hand. Over and over again, I faced so many deficits in my development that succeeding at anything seemed hopeless. Experts believed I was not capable of attending school and would need to be in a group home as an adult. […]

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Firsthand Tips on How to Get Moving With Inertia

Firsthand Tips on How to Get Moving With Inertia https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/get-moving-tips-with-inertia/

I heard Mom’s voice, “We’re here, Peter! Time for gymnastics!” I told my body to move. “Hands unbuckle, then feet move!” But nothing happened. I tried a second, then a third time, But nothing happened. Mom pulled out her timer. “Five minutes. You can spend it here or in the air con.” I asked myself, […]

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Motherhood: A Proud Profession for Life

Motherhood: A Proud Profession for Life https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/motherhood-proud-profession-for-life/

As far back as I can remember, I always wanted to be a mom…I remember when I was younger I wanted to have six kids.  I came close, I had four. I love the saying “Mothering is a proud profession.” I love being a Mom, my kids have taught me so much and continue to do […]

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Raising Children with Autism: Mothers Share Their Amazing Stories

Raising Children with Autism: Mothers Share Their Amazing Stories https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/mother-share-their-amazing-stories/

Dedicated to Rebecca  My name is Dr. Sharon Link-Wyer. I studied the lived experiences of mothers of children with high functioning autism (HFA) for my dissertation. While some aspects of the autism parenting phenomenon had been highlighted before I wrote my dissertation, none of the studies fully explained the phenomenon of maternal experiences as a […]

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