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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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A Mom’s Honest Plea for Special Needs Support

A Mom's Honest Plea for Special Needs Support http://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/moms-plea-for-special-needs-support

When my son, Alex, was born with Down syndrome, we quickly connected with the community.  We appreciated the connections with families walking similar paths and made friends with the people who get it in a way that even the most understanding friends outside the community cannot. When Alex was four years old, we brought home […]

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Following My Special Life Dream

Following My Special Life Dream http://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/following-my-special-life-dream/

My name is Kaelynn Partlow, and I have been attending the school at which I am currently employed by for the past five years. My journey at Project Hope began with my mother tying my shoes, picking out my clothes and fixing my hair on that very first day of school.  I was 14 and […]

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My Voice: Why I Hide

My Voice: Why I Hide http://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/why-i-hide/

In regards to better understanding autism, it will help if you think of the human mind as a delicate tuning fork.  Hit the fork with the right amount of tap and it will resonate in harmony, but bang it too loud and it will create dissonance inside the mind, especially for the person who dwells […]

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HELP: How Can I Promote A Sibling Bond When One Child Has Autism?

HELP: How Can I Promote A Sibling Bond When One Child Has Autism? http://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/promote-sibling-bond-autism/

My 8-year-old son with autism loves his little brother and wants to play with him, but he has difficulty sharing, is overly-affectionate, and his screaming is so off-putting. How can I encourage their relationship as siblings? – Priya Hi Priya, I love that you want to help foster the brotherly bond between your boys! It […]

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Useful Advice for Developing Successful Travel Skills

Useful Advice for Developing Successful Travel Skills http://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/developing-travel-skills-autism/

Movement is one of the characteristics of every ambulant human being; we move from one place to another to get things done or to visit family and friends.  There are different modes of transportation that aid our movement within society and it’s essential to recognize there are people who need our support in understanding how […]

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HELP: I Need to Know How to Encourage Mindfulness in My Child

HELP: I Need to Know How to Encourage Mindfulness in My Child http://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/i-need-to-know-how-to-encourage-mindfulness-in-my-child

How can I encourage mindfulness in my autistic son? People with autism may often appear unaware, aloof or trapped in their own worlds. Teaching them to be present and aware of themselves and their surroundings can be challenging because, for so many of our kiddos on the spectrum, this can be very overwhelming.  Oftentimes, those […]

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How to Improve Communication with Your Child’s Teacher Now

How to Improve Communication with Your Child’s Teacher Now http://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/how-to-improve-communication-with-your-childs-teacher

The new school year can be a source of stress for many children and even more so for children with autism.  There are new people to meet, new routines to learn, and all the while having to navigate this real-world environment we call school.  Communicating with your child’s teacher is critical to your child’s success.  […]

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HELP: My Child With Autism Needs Useful Self-Care Advice

HELP: My Child With Autism Needs Useful Self-Care Advice http://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/my-child-needs-useful-self-care-advice

My daughter is going on six years old and we are still struggling with getting her to use the bathroom and brush her teeth. Can you help? – Eddie Hi Eddie, It sounds like your main concerns are self-care related. These skills can be challenging to teach to special needs children because they involve a […]

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