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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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Best Ways to Explain Your ASD Child’s Needs to Teachers

Best Ways to Explain Your ASD Child's Needs to Teachers http://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/explain-asd-childs-needs-to-teachers

When it comes to autism, there can be many misconceptions and misunderstandings in the classroom environment. Sometimes, parents of children with autism in mainstream settings are blamed for their child’s unusual behaviors; teachers may not accept that behaviors they are seeing are typical of autism. This is probably because autism isn’t always apparent when a […]

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The Exciting Ways an Assistance Dog Can Help an Autistic in the Hospital

The Exciting Ways an Assistance Dog Can Help an Autistic in the Hospital https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/assistance-dog-can-help-autistic-in-hospital

Characteristically, a person diagnosed with autism has fixed routines in their everyday life. Any change to this routine can be very distressing, which can mean staying over in a hospital will result in panic attacks or even meltdowns. The strange environment on top of an illness can be extremely difficult for the autistic brain to […]

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Easy Ways to Teach Important Language and Leisure Skills

Easy Ways to Teach Important Language and Leisure Skills https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/teaching-important-language-leisure-skills

Children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) benefit from direct instruction regarding leisure skills and the language that is embedded throughout these activities.  Dr. Mark and Cindy Sundberg recently presented on this topic and noted play provides a comfortable and natural way for parents and children to interact. In addition, children with autism and other language […]

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Autism Therapies and Solutions – The Ultimate Guide

Finding the best method for treating autism is often a challenge for the loved ones of children and adults with autism spectrum disorder (ASD).  Because no two people with ASD are exactly the same, it’s vital to choose a method of treatment and therapy and an intervention plan that is tailored to address specific needs. […]

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Why Children with Autism Need Family Holiday Traditions

Why Children with Autism Need Family Holiday Traditions

“But it’s not time for lunch!” I could see Calib beginning to go into hysterics. He began to pace and flap his arms as he continued to tell me it was, in fact, not time for lunch.  First grade always went to lunch at 11:30am. “Calib,” I gently took his shoulders so he would stand […]

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Autism: The Enigma That Amazingly Saved 14 Million Lives

Autism: The Enigma That Amazingly Saved 14 Million Lives

Alan Turing: The man who cracked the ‘unbreakable’ German Enigma Code in World War II.  A gay man convicted of homosexuality in the dark days when it was a crime, but posthumously pardoned by Her Majesty the Queen in 2013. Until recently, that was about the sum of my knowledge of this brilliant man, but […]

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Best Ways to Help Win the Mealtime Challenge

Many families with a child diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) may not look forward to mealtimes.  A child might only eat a specific brand of each food in their diet or might just chew crunchy solids.  Or, the child may only eat if he/she can move around the mealtime table.  Because parents have a […]

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Issue 55 – Celebrating with the People We Love

  Buy Single Issue Subscribe today and save 50% Features: Why Children with Autism Need Family Holiday Traditions Great tips on how to prepare a rigid child for the many changes the season brings as well as the benefits of family traditions. Brittany Fichter Inspiring Boy “Breaks” Through Autism and Its Stereotypes A mother shares […]

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Simple Ways Sensory Based Intervention Can Change Your ASD Child’s Life

One in six children experiences sensory difficulties that affect everyday life. Sensory based intervention has been shown effective. A family-centered approach emphasizes parental coaching in natural environments of the family. Despite the importance of intervention carryover, adherence is believed to be low. This is due to the overwhelming nature, required commitment and lifestyle changes asked of children and […]

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