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Improving Lifestyles and Planning for Tomorrow with Special Needs

Improving Lifestyles and Planning for Tomorrow with Special Needs https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/improving-and-planning-for-tomorrow/

All parents want their children to live wonderful lives, and they do all they can to make that a reality.  As your child with autism becomes an adult, that journey can become more and more challenging. It can become difficult to find services, to find a primary care provider who understands your adult child’s needs, […]

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Special Needs Planning for Tomorrow: One Gooooaaaal!

Special Needs Planning for Tomorrow: One Gooooaaaal! https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/special-needs-planning-for-tomorrow/

The FIFA World Cup captured the world’s attention this past summer as soccer has become the most popular sport on the planet.  As I was enjoying the spectacular games, I realized that soccer has one goal: To end the game with more goals scored than the opponent.  I know this seems obvious, but many times […]

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Excellent Strategies You Need to Know for Handling Challenging ASD Behavior

Excellent Strategies You Need to Know for Handling Challenging ASD Behavior https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/handling-strategies-for-asd-behavior/

Do you avoid saying ‘no’? Do you only use the vacuum cleaner when your child is out of the house? Are you dreading dinnertime because the supermarket ran out of the particular brand of chicken nuggets that you usually buy? These are all questions often answered as ‘yes’ by parents of children with autism spectrum […]

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Top Tips on How to Prepare for College with Autism

Top Tips on How to Prepare for College with Autism https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/preparation-for-college-with-autism/

David Petrovic, my son, is a 24-year-old middle school teacher with autism and Tourette syndrome who graduated cum laude and loved his college experience. He and I joined forces and found what worked for him. Seeking to help others in their same quest, David and I have co-authored our life journey and have evolved to […]

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How to Help a Child with Autism Feel Good About Food

How to Help a Child with Autism Feel Good About Food https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/autism-feel-good-about-food/

Starting school or daycare is a big step for children; there are new routines to learn, new people to get to know and a new building to navigate. For children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) who attend mainstream settings, these challenges are magnified. One of the aspects of school life that can cause a lot […]

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How Do I Know How Much Money to Leave My Child With Autism?

How Do I Know How Much Money to Leave My Child With Autism? http://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/how-much-money-to-leave-child-with-autism

Question:  “We have three children, and only one of our children has autism. How do we know the amount of money we need to provide for each of our children?” It is very common to feel uneasy about determining the amount of money that your child with autism may need for a lifetime of support […]

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Special Needs and Safety: Ways to Keep Kids Protected

Special Needs and Safety: Ways to Keep Kids Protected http://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/special-needs-safety-ways-to-keep-kids-protected

We’ve all heard of “baby-proofing,” wearing a helmet, looking “both ways,” or even putting a gate around the pool. These actions are pretty standard and aren’t usually too difficult.  When it comes to ensuring the safety of our children with special needs or disabilities, this can take more thought, consideration, and perhaps some in-depth teaching. […]

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How Will I Know if My Child is Eligible for Government Benefits

How Will I Know if My Child is Eligible for Government Benefits http://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/autism-child-eligibility-government-benefits

Question:  I heard that government benefits are something we should be considering for my daughter, but I have also been told that our family will not qualify.  Should we apply, and if so, how? — Ben Access to government benefits can be beneficial due to the fact they can help pay for services that your […]

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Is the ABLE Account the Right Savings Tool for My Special Needs Child?

Is the ABLE Account the Right Savings Tool for My Special Needs Child? http://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/able-account-the-right-savings-tool-autism

Question:  It is the beginning of a new year, I want to start saving for my child’s future, and I heard quite a bit about the ABLE Accounts.  Is an ABLE a good account to begin saving in for my child’s future? — Abigail Saving for your child’s future is a great step in helping […]

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A Message to Special Needs Parents: Dream Often and Dream Big!

A Message to Special Needs Parents: Dream Often and Dream Big! http://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/special-needs-parents-dream-big-message

This is a story that should be shared.  It’s about one young man’s accomplishments and his dreams for the future.  Can he get there?  Absolutely!  Maybe you’ve heard the old adage: plan your work and work your plan.  Well, it’s our job here at home to assist Nicholas in shaping that plan and then supporting […]

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