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Easy Ways to Make This Your Best Summer  

Easy Ways to Make This Your Best Summer https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/make-your-best-summer

Summertime is that time of year where families everywhere start planning their relaxation time, vacations, neighborhood block parties, BBQs, and globs of water activities. The air is thick with suntan lotion, bug repellent, humidity, summer blooms, and loud music.  For families living with a child with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), however, the thought of summer can also create anxiety and dread.  As autism parents know, summer may […]

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8 Important IEP Decrees the School Owes You Now!

8 Important IEP Decrees the School Owes You Now https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/important-iep-decrees-at-school

While there are many available ‘tips’ for parents to read up on before going to their child’s Individualized Educational Plan (IEP meeting), the focus of this article will be what the school is obligated to provide you, the parent, prior to, during, and following the IEP meeting. Keep these important points in mind to ensure your child […]

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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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The Effectiveness of Visual Schedules for kids with Autism

The Effectiveness of Visual Schedules for Children with Autism

Everyday tasks can prove to be a challenge with an autistic child because they need constant reminders.  Transitioning from one task to another can cause anxiety or a meltdown to occur.  However, social stories, visual schedules, and reminder strips can help alleviate the stress and anxiety associated with the everyday tasks that so many of […]

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