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The Third Parent: A Loving Look at the Role of an Autism Sibling

The Third Parent: A Loving Look at the Role of an Autism Sibling https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/loving-role-of-autism-sibling/

Sunday mornings. Although all was quiet in the world that carried on outside my bedroom window, my young ears still woke to the humming of our television set. After a sleepy-eyed glance at my  bedside clock that read “6:15 a.m.” I knew Eddie was awake and ready for the morning. That meant I was awake […]

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The Amazing Ways Nature Helped Me Reconnect With My Son

The Amazing Ways Nature Helped Me Reconnect With My Son https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/amazing-ways-nature-helped-me/

I have always been at odds with the world. I had my first counselor at age 15. My first breakdown in my mid- to late-twenties. Then again 10 years later. At the age of 36, I had a baby with my long-term partner. I was not prepared for the vast confusion a birth precipitates. The […]

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The Most Supportive States for Raising a Child With Autism

The Most Supportive States for Raising a Child With Autism https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/supportive-states-raising-autism-child/

Being a parent is challenging in its own right, and parenting a child with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) brings its own unique challenges. All parents want what’s best for their children, and it takes time, effort, and money to develop the whole child. However, navigating systems of support for children in the US can be […]

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An Exclusive Look at AUTISM With Dr. April Lisbon

An Exclusive Look at AUTISM With Dr. April Lisbon https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/exclusive-look-with-april-lisbon/

Encouragement speaker Derrick Hayes gives an AUTISM interview by asking six questions through each letter in the word AUTISM to give readers insightful perspectives from parents, experts, entrepreneurs, and other leaders in the field. Today’s AUTISM Interview is with April J. Lisbon, EdD who was born in New York but raised on the beautiful island of St. Croix, United […]

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How to Use An ABA Approach to Advocate For Your Special Needs Child

How to Use An ABA Approach to Advocate For Your Special Needs Child https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/aba-approach-for-your-special-needs/

The Planning and Placement Team (PPT) room…it’s an intimidating scene for any parent to enter, stuffy with professionals defined by their never-ending acronyms: OT, PT, BCBA, SLP. Someone hands you your procedural safeguards, a maze of words defining your rights as a parent of a child with special needs.  On the table lies a stack […]

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What You Need to Know About the Benefits of Taking Gap Year With Autism

What You Need to Know About the Benefits of Taking Gap Year With Autism https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/taking-gap-year-with-autism/

As a parent, it’s natural to approach life’s tasks in familiar sequences. We hold our toddlers’ hands during those wobbly first steps, stand close by during ventures onto the playground, sit in the bleachers watching our children run on the soccer field, then wave goodbye when they run the local 10K. We walk our children […]

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Ways Emotionally Supporting Special Needs Parents Leads to Success

Ways Emotionally Supporting Special Needs Parents Leads to Success https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/supporting-special-needs-to-success/

There is an endless array of articles, advice and information on the internet about autism and its impact on families. Much of the available information includes costs of raising a child with autism. Many articles are geared towards parent experiences with applied behavior analysis (ABA) therapy, speech, and occupational therapy (OT), while other online information […]

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Take the Time To Understand Us Kids With Autism

Take the Time To Understand Us Kids With Autism https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/time-to-understand-with-autism/

To me, a child with autism is a child who thinks differently. There are terms and labels used to categorize us, but I just say our brain works in a different way. Knowing that we are different is a good thing. It’s even better to accept it and know that it’s okay to be different. […]

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An Exclusive Look at AUTISM Jennifer Thomas-Goering

An Exclusive Look at AUTISM Jennifer Thomas-Goering https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/exclusive-look-with-jennifer-goering/

Encouragement speaker Derrick Hayes gives an AUTISM Interview by asking six questions through each letter in the word AUTISM to give readers an insightful perspective from parents, experts, entrepreneurs, and other leaders in the field. Today’s AUTISM Interview is with Jennifer Thomas-Goering who is a full-time anesthesiologist, entrepreneur and autism advocate. She is married to Patrick with two small, […]

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The Power of Embracing What I Don’t Know As an Autism Parent

The Power of Embracing What I Don’t Know As an Autism Parent http://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/embracing-autism-parent

I’m a reasonably intelligent man, but I know nothing. I’m simply a dad, only five years into my adventure as an autism parent, trying to learn and share my observations. That’s a good place to start if, like me, you want to be involved in healthy dialogues on autism. We can’t be clinging too tightly […]

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