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Should Our Family Move to Improve Special Need Services?

Should Our Family Move to Improve Special Need Services? https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/move-improving-special-needs-services

We are considering moving our family to another school district in the hopes of improving the in-school experience and services for our daughter.  What should we be considering? —James As you know, moving your family is a big decision.  It may change many aspects of your family life including the commute time for Mom and/or […]

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HELP: I Need Advice on Talking About Puberty with Daughter with Autism

I am a single dad raising my autistic daughter. Can you give me any advice on educating her and helping her navigate puberty and her menstrual cycle? I’m lost!  —Tony Hey Tony, I first want to applaud you for understanding the importance of helping guide your daughter through this transition into womanhood! All girls need […]

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Help: I Don’t Know How to Choose an Applied Behavior Analysis Provider

How to choose an ABA provider

 Help! I am going to be starting Applied Behavior Analysis for my son who has autism. Can you tell me things to ask and what to look for in an ABA provider? — Jane I am so glad you asked this. Within the autism community there are mixed feelings about Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA).  But, […]

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Q&A Section- What should I know as a relative of an autistic child?

Question: I am an extended family member of parents of an autistic child. We both live in the same metro area, but sadly we don’t relate. I have made numerous offers to have them visit my home, have had them with us on a couple weekend getaways, as well as traveling to their child’s milestone […]

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Q and A: Head Banging Solution

Head Banging Behavior Solutions

Question: Why Do Children Engage in Head Banging? Answer: Headbanging and autism can be a disturbing combination. While it’s terrifying to witness as a parent, it’s important to note it’s a surprisingly common behavior in many children with autism. Up to 20 percent of babies and toddlers bang their heads purposefully. Among them, boys are […]

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