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HELP: How Can I Best Support My Child with Autism During a Divorce?

My husband and I are going through a divorce. Do you have any advice on how we can help our son with autism understand what’s going on and adjust to all the changes? — Christina Hi Christina, Man! As if divorce wasn’t challenging enough, throw in there that you have a special needs child!  As […]

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What Happens to My Child’s Coverage if Special Needs Support is Cut?

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Andrew asks: As I read on-line, I continue to see the services in so many states being reduced or in danger of being reduced due to frozen budgets or reduced budgets.  For instance, in California more than $1 billion was cut from the Department of Developmental Services, and it has not come back yet, while […]

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Holiday Gift Subscription Offer!

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Searching for the perfect gift this holiday season? No need to shop hectic stores — no need to waste money on postage. Give the gift of Autism Parenting Magazine every month for one year! From professional guidance on dealing with sensory and transition issues to learning about the latest in research and autism therapies, a […]

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Successfully Securing Your Special Needs Child’s Care for Life

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Question: I am a 75-year-old Dad of a daughter with autism. My daughter has her own car and is quite independent.  She lives with me and we just moved closer to my son so that when I die my daughter could stay in this new house, and my son could help her.  She really only […]

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Helping Your Autistic Child Soar — An Exclusive Interview with Temple Grandin

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Temple Grandin warmly recalls her days spent as a young girl growing up the youngest of three children.  As she affectionately describes the countless hours she spent outside experimenting with balsa wood toy gliders and reconfiguring kites for test runs behind her bicycle, Grandin paints a charming picture of life during simpler times. “I used […]

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Issue 39 – Working Together to Communicate Better

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  Dear Readers, Communication can be tough. As we all know, many children diagnosed with autism have a more difficult time developing the language skills they need at first. Nonverbal communication, such as eye contact, hand gestures and facial expressions, can especially be a challenge. While many children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) develop communication […]

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Help: My Aspie Lacks Motivation

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Hi, I am the parent of a 13-year-old boy with Asperger’s syndrome.  He was unable to cope with school so he now has a tutor come to the house each day for one hour.  He is very withdrawn and this is worse when his tutor comes.  How do I get him to engage with the […]

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What Is the Best Way To Fund A Special Needs Trust?

Question: I have a Special Needs Trust for my son; however, I am not funding it at this time.  I just have not been able to find the extra money in our budget to fund the special needs trust, especially after we save for our own retirement.  What is the best way to fund a […]

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Issue 38 – Keeping ASD Kids Healthy

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Dear Readers, The journey toward good health — it’s in the news every day. It’s circulated on television, social media, newspapers, magazines…we are inundated by free-flowing advice.  It’s easy to feel a bit overwhelmed by all the reports, as they often contradict and they aren’t always easy to follow. That’s why we have chosen to […]

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Is a Will a Sufficient Plan?

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Question: My wife and I already have a will and have left our assets to our high-functioning son with autism to ensure a lifetime of extended care, if needed.  Is this a sufficient plan? – Tim B. Dear Tim, Having a will is a great start to a plan, but just having a will is […]

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