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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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Simple Ways to Use ABA Intervention in Family Routines

Simple Ways to Use ABA Intervention in Family Routines http://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/aba-intervention-family-routines/

Applied behavior analysis (ABA) interventions have been proven to be extremely effective for children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), increasing their skills and reducing problem behavior (National Autism Center, 2015). There are a variety of ways ABA can be provided, but the way it is often delivered, through intensive 1:1 therapy, has come to be […]

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Easy Ways to Add Simple Communication Strategies to a Kid’s Life

Easy Ways to Add Simple Communication Strategies to a Kid's Life http://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/communication-strategies-autism/

For years, I’ve been searching for a way to reconcile my passion for speech therapy and my addiction to earning new, vibrant stamps in my passport. I was reading a news article when I came across a non-governmental organization in Cambodia helping to make speech therapy available to those with communication difficulties. In Cambodia, speech […]

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Best Ways to Manage Hyperlexia and Hypernumeracy with Autism

Best Ways to Manage Hyperlexia and Hypernumeracy with Autism https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/manage-hyperlexia-hypernumeracy-autism

For several years I’ve worked with children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). When my son was diagnosed as being on the spectrum, I became a mother in denial. I knew that there was something else or something more to him and his challenges. I began researching and eventually I came across an article written by […]

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5 Ways My Family Made the World a Kinder Place for Me with ASD

5 Ways My Family Made the World a Kinder Place for Me with ASD https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/family-made-world-kinder-place

I was diagnosed with autism in my late teens, by which time many people thought the diagnosis came too late to be of any real use in terms of supporting me. What went unnoticed is that my family, whether consciously or not, had been making adaptations throughout my life that enabled me to manage a […]

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