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Being Prepared With ASD: My Son is Contagious

Being Prepared With ASD: My Son is Contagious https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/being-prepared-with-asd/

Where are we going? What time do we have to be there? Who is going to be there? How long are we staying? I interrogated my husband like we were going on a covert mission where our watches needed to be synchronized, maps labeled, and code words would be expected. It was just a simple […]

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How to Help a Child With Autism With Emotional Self-Regulation

How to Help a Child With Autism With Emotional Self-Regulation https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/child-autism-with-emotional-self-regulation/

The stressors of a typical school day are only compounded for students with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). They often struggle with emotional self-regulation, or the ability to moderate feelings in situations that provoke intense reactions. Traversing a crowded lunchroom can flood heightened senses, and difficulty understanding social dynamics during group projects can spark panic. To […]

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The Road to Success: Growing Up With Autism

The Road to Success: Growing Up With Autism https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/success-growing-up-with-autism/

When I was a kid, I was something of a handful. I acted out in class, antagonized my peers, and was generally a disturber of the peace. I got punished with detention more times than I can count and spent so much time in the principal’s office that I still remember what it looked like […]

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Excellent Ways to Transition to the Workplace With Autism

Excellent Ways to Transition to the Workplace With Autism https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/excellent-ways-transition-workplace-autism/

One hallmark of adulthood is landing a job. The world of work can be full of exciting possibilities: perhaps your child will be a scientist, an inspiring artist, or the CEO of a breakout company. The progression of work is generally predictable and less interesting than our fanciful daydreams though, proceeding from unskilled labor toward […]

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Life With Asperger’s: Learning As I Go

Life With Asperger's: Learning As I Go https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/life-with-aspergers-learning-go/

I’m scrunched up under a desk. My 3rdgrade teacher, Mrs. Alexander, implores me to come out and participate. I reply with grunts. All I want is my Game Boy Advance. That was me throughout elementary school—an unfiltered troublemaker who lacked the skills to assimilate into his surroundings. All thanks to something called Asperger’s. It’s the […]

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It’s Time to Let My Amazing Teen with Autism Be Her Own Person

It's Time to Let My Amazing Teen with Autism Be Her Own Person https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/amazing-teen-autism-own-person/

I knew it was coming and I’m ashamed to say I honestly didn’t want her to go. Not because I thought she would have a less than stellar time, but because I knew she would be flying solo, dancing alone, placidly moving amongst her peers in a school gym minus the entanglements of awkward middle-school […]

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Top Ways to Use Lego Blocks for Purposeful Play With Autism

Top Ways to Use Lego Blocks for Purposeful Play With Autism https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/ways-lego-purposeful-play-autism/

Some people believe they are not ‘good’ at playing with Lego® blocks, others prefer other toys or activities, but very few people really dislike it. Traditionally Lego has been seen as a toy, however, this is not necessarily the case anymore. Lego is increasingly being used as a tool to encourage and develop creativity, improve […]

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Autism Warrior: Tyler Inman Courageous Boy Shares What Life is Like With Asperger’s

Autism Warrior: Tyler Inman Courageous Boy Shares What Life is Like With Asperger's https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/courageous-boy-shares-life-aspergers/

Autism Warrior: Tyler Inman Eleven-year-old author of the honest narrative called Invisible Me which explores the challenges of being different as well as how to live life to the fullest. Accomplishments: Tyler said he feels his biggest achievement to date is he now has the courage to stand up and say “this is me.” He […]

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The Third Parent: A Loving Look at the Role of an Autism Sibling

The Third Parent: A Loving Look at the Role of an Autism Sibling https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/loving-role-of-autism-sibling/

Sunday mornings. Although all was quiet in the world that carried on outside my bedroom window, my young ears still woke to the humming of our television set. After a sleepy-eyed glance at my  bedside clock that read “6:15 a.m.” I knew Eddie was awake and ready for the morning. That meant I was awake […]

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5 Myths About Girls With Asperger’s and Social Groups

5 Myths About Girls With Asperger’s and Social Groups https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/myths-about-girls-aspergers-group/

Think you know about girls on the autism spectrum? Well, think again. Here are five myths you may have heard about that need to be reconsidered when we think about girls who have been diagnosed with Asperger’s syndrome (AS), “mild autism,” or autism spectrum disorder (ASD) level 1. This information comes from original research done […]

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