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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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Compassionate ASD Coach Can Turn Adversity Into Strength

Compassionate ASD Coach Can Turn Adversity Into Strength Brian King https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/coach-turn-adversity-into-strength/

As a coach, professional workshop facilitator, and keynote presenter, Brian is celebrated for his story of resilience in the face of learning and physical disabilities to become a #1 best-selling author and successful entrepreneur. Brian survived cancer when he was 18 and lives with Asperger’s syndrome, ADHD, dyslexia, hEDS, and multiple sclerosis.  With an emphasis […]

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How Do You Respond When You Suspect a Loved One Is On the Spectrum?

How Do You Respond When You Suspect a Loved One Is On the Spectrum? https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/loved-one-is-on-spectrum/

Question: Hi, I wonder if you can offer advice on how to deal with an adult son who, although undiagnosed, I am sure is on the spectrum. He does not do small talk, doesn’t understand why anyone should be interested in what he is doing, and has no interest in anyone else. Conversations are very […]

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HELP: My Autistic Teen Keeps Picking Fights with Me

HELP: My Autistic Teen Keeps Picking Fights with Me https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/autistic-teen-keeps-picking-fights/

I have a 13-year-old son with autism and have been trying to learn how to work with him, to understand him, and I just don’t get it.  When I’m at home, he just wants to pick a fight with me, and then when I walk away from him, he wants to follow me. Please help!—Troy […]

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5 Great Tips for First Time ABA Therapy

5 Great Tips for First Time ABA Therapy https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/first-time-aba-therapy-tips/

As parents, we are usually the first to discover if our child has autism, a behavioral problem, or a learning disability. We do our very best to help our child overcome whatever he/she is going through but sometimes we just need help. Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) therapy is a great resource that could help kids […]

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7 Tips To Help Support Married Couples on the Spectrum

7 Tips To Help Support Married Couples on the Spectrum https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/tips-support-married-couples-autism

In June, at the Milestones 15th Annual Autism Conference in Cleveland, Ohio, my wife Kristen and I were on a panel with three other couples discussing “Love and Marriage on the Spectrum.” By speaking with these couples, I gained insight for successful marriages on the spectrum. I would like to share some of this vital […]

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Exciting Ways Sound and Music Can Help Your Child’s Development

Exciting Ways Sound and Music Can Help Your Child's Development sound-music-for-childs-development

Autism is a wide, all-encompassing term that covers a variety of conditions, most of which include a difficulty in connecting with others through communication and relationship skills.  First diagnosed in 1943 by the pioneering psychiatrist Leo Kanner, autism has been studied for over half a century, with researchers continuously discovering new methods to help care […]

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5 Valuable Ways to Help Your Child with Autism Enjoy Relationships

  Parents of children on the spectrum are often challenged to help their kids find (and keep) friends, mentors, and (even) romance.  Mostly, helping kids with ASD learn how to make meaningful connections is a fly-by-the-seat-of-your-pants experiment, depending on your particular child’s skills, interests, and challenges. Caring for my daughter Samantha, who had limited language […]

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Ways to Develop a Positive Sense of Self and Relationships on the Spectrum

Ways to develop sense of self and relationships

An interview with Dr. Tony Attwood, Ph.D. AS/ASD expert In a previous article for Autism Parenting Magazine, I addressed erasing the prejudice of violence associated with individuals on the autism spectrum.  Although it is important to erase that growing prejudice, I mentioned that it would be negligent not to discuss the possibility of special interests […]

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Love at First Sight – Making Romance Work When on the Spectrum

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Three years after Tim Holt met Jamie Houghtelin at the San Diego Zoo, he placed a circle of roses on a patch of grass in the place they met, bent down on one knee, and proposed. She accepted and he placed an engagement ring on her finger. They married on Nov. 7, 2010, and recently […]

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