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When Special Education Fails to Be Special

When Special Education Fails to Be Special https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/education-fails-to-be-special/

Whether you call it special education or exceptional education, your expectations for its role in your child’s life are high, as well they should be. As parents of special needs students, we face decisions that parents of typical students rarely consider. Public, private, or charter school? Consider homeschooling? Individualized Education Program (IEP) or 504 plan? Standard diploma […]

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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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The Promising Benefits of Aiding Hand Dominance in Autism

The Promising Benefits of Aiding Hand Dominance in Autism http://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/promising-benefits-of-aiding-hand-dominance-autism

We have a grandchild who was diagnosed as being on the autism spectrum at around 18 months.  She is now seven years old and has shown amazing improvement.  Her stimming has ceased.  She now functions in school in the appropriate grade and shows continuous improvement in social integration. For us, the diagnosis brought with it, as I’m sure […]

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5 Steps to Acquiring and Improving Communication Skills for Life

5 Steps to Acquiring and Improving Communication Skills for Life

Molly was diagnosed with autism at age two. She was quiet—almost non-verbal—and did not play with other children. To communicate, she led her parents to what she wanted or needed. Molly also had severe tantrums and trouble maintaining a regular sleep pattern. She did not appear to be a typical two-year-old.  She seldom smiled or […]

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