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A Special Father’s Day: My Journey With Marley

A Special Father’s Day: My Journey With Marley https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/special-fathers-day-journey/

My oldest daughter is 17 years old, and her name is Marley. I should have known the journey with Marley was going to be an interesting ride from the start. My wife and I adopted Marley from China on her first birthday. The day I officially became a father is the most vivid day of […]

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A Mother’s Gift: Our First Kiss

A Mother's Gift: Our First Kiss https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/mothers-gift-our-first-kiss/

After a long day full of unexpected fun in the snow (daddy got to stay home) and a car ride with no destination in mind, I never imagined the gift that was going to come as we were getting ready for bed. Per our routine we go upstairs after dinner for an hour of play; […]

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How to Teach ABA Without Making Your Child a Robot

How to Teach ABA Without Making Your Child a Robot https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/teach-without-making-child-robot/

His life was a routine. His life was a schedule. His life stepped. His day-to-day life was chronological. We evolve into the militant enforcers of a strict routine, a strict schedule, the strict followers of chronological order, and we do not delve from that line. Yet, in the physics of constant movement, in the physics […]

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6 Simple Tips For Helping Someone With Autism Get Into a Routine

6 Simple Tips For Helping Someone With Autism Get Into a Routine https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/simple-tips-helping-autism-routine/

Starting or getting into routines can be difficult for teens and young adults with autism and  learning differences. Here are six basic steps you can use to help someone on the spectrum establish normal routines. These steps can be used by anyone looking to either get back to a routine, start a new one, or […]

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Quick Tips for Potty Training Children With Autism and Special Needs

Quick Tips for Potty Training Children With Autism and Special Needs https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/potty-training-with-special-needs/

The subject of potty training or toilet training, simple as it seems, can be anything but easy for children with autism or special needs. This milestone is one that all parents strive for as it is an important part of a child’s development. The current advice from many pediatricians is that you should begin to […]

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HELP: How Can I Make Bath Time a Positive Experience With Special Needs?

HELP: How Can I Make Bath Time a Positive Experience With Special Needs? https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/bath-time-with-special-needs/

How can I make bath time more fun? My child hates taking a bath and it’s a nightly battle in our home.  — Raja Hi Raja, Why don’t kids appreciate a warm bath the way we do!? It is so tough when daily tasks are a fight and I can empathize with the dread you […]

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Exciting Ways to Build Skills With Holiday Music with Special Needs

Exciting Ways to Build Skills With Holiday Music with Special Needs https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/build-skills-holiday-music-autism

“Oh, the weather outside is frightful, but the fire is so_________.” Regardless of your age, gender or religion, I bet you said “delightful” to finish the familiar holiday tune Let It Snow. Not everyone feels this way, but I am happy those holiday songs are heard over and over again. As a specialty music instructor […]

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Back to School Advice for Parents With Kids on the Spectrum

Back to School Advice for Parents With Kids on the Spectrum https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/back-to-school-advice-for-parents/

Change is difficult for all of us and change is an ever-constant factor in our lives.  It is an even bigger deal for a child who is on the spectrum.  One of the biggest changes occurring each year for our children is getting ready for a new school year which can include hectic planning with […]

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In the Patterns of Shakespeare, a Method to Break Down Autism Barriers

The past 30 years have brought greater support and understanding for people with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) with new interventions helping bridge some of the most challenging social challenges. We now know social skills can be taught through a diverse array of approaches, from group interventions and social stories to response training and problem-solving. Most […]

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Simple Ways to Transition Back to School With Autism

Simple Ways to Transition Back to School With Autism https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/transition-back-to-school-with-autism

Returning to school can be stressful for all children, but especially for children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and their families. While summer activities such as visiting new places, staying with extended family, and attending school holiday care can be enjoyable, they can also be extremely disruptive for children with autism. We need to take […]

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