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Dealing With Job Pressure As an Aspie Can Be Hard

Dealing With Job Pressure As an Aspie Can Be Hard https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/job-pressure-as-an-aspie/

A lot has been said about people with Asperger’s syndrome and school, bullying, and so on. Many people have touched on these kinds of subjects over the years and made an effort to provide helpful information. However, there is a part of our lives that I find lacks attention and that is when we Aspies […]

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A Successful Strategy With Autism: Focus on One Goal at a Time

A Successful Strategy With Autism: Focus on One Goal at a Time https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/successful-strategy-with-autism/

With autism, the number of challenges to overcome can be overwhelming. I know this first hand. Over and over again, I faced so many deficits in my development that succeeding at anything seemed hopeless. Experts believed I was not capable of attending school and would need to be in a group home as an adult. […]

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Accepting Help Can Be Hard When You Have Autism, But So Important

Accepting Help Can Be Hard When You Have Autism, But So Important https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/having-autism-can-be-hard/

I was diagnosed with pervasive developmental disorders (PDD) and eventually autism/Asperger’s during my third year of life, and I didn’t begin to speak until nearly age three. While I don’t remember much of my toddlerhood, the memories of school and social life as a child are very much vivid. Except for kindergarten, I attended special […]

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Best Ways Special Needs Parents and Teachers Can Create a Dialogue

Best Ways Special Needs Parents and Teachers Can Create a Dialogue https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/best-ways-to-create-dialogue/

No matter if you consider yourself aggressive, assertive, or the least confrontational person on the planet Earth, when it comes to our children, most of us have a special level of emotional intensity and defensiveness when it comes to defending their well-being. This can be magnified if we believe our children are not as capable […]

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Teaching Kids With Autism How To Be Strong and Ways To Shine

Teaching Kids With Autism How To Be Strong and Ways To Shine https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/strong-and-ways-to-shine/

In the crowded and cobblestoned streets of Dumbo, NY there is a light shining out of Gleason’s Gym. This light is not from the boxing timer or the punch from a fighter but rather from the confidence and voices of people on the spectrum who attend the Spectrum Bout. The Spectrum Bout is a boxing […]

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Ways You Can Use the IEP to Create the Best Emergency Plan

Ways You Can Use the IEP to Create the Best Emergency Plan https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/creating-the-best-emergency-plan/

It’s a sad fact that school shootings have become quite common. 2018 is already on track to be a deadlier year than 2017. Last year 25 students or teachers were killed in school shootings. So far, in 2018, there has been a 63% increase in deaths from school shootings. As a result, most schools now […]

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Developing Life Skills With Autism-One Pizza Order at a Time

Developing Life Skills With Autism-One Pizza Order at a Time https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/developing-life-skills-with-autism/

Friday night was pizza night. This tradition began when Dylan was in middle school and the increased social pressures and new academic pressures conspired to totally “unglue” him. By Friday, he was an exhausted wreck, and frankly, so was I. Middle school is difficult for most children. It was close to unbearable for Dylan.  It […]

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Rowan Found Her Voice—I Found a Better Way

Rowan Found Her Voice—I Found a Better Way https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/i-found-a-better-way/

Twenty-five years ago I gave birth to the most amazing little girl in the history of the world. She was perfect in every way, and we were crazy in love with her. But Rowan didn’t want to be touched or held. No child ever comes with a user’s guide, but in Rowan’s case, it was […]

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Valuable Ways You Can Talk About Autism to Your Child’s Classmates

Valuable Ways You Can Talk About Autism to Your Child's Classmates https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/ways-to-talk-about-autism/

My son entered first grade at a brand new school.  As parents, we decided that we wanted the other kids in his class to know about his diagnosis of autism.  There were several reasons that we decided to do this.  We were hoping that this would create an environment where he would be accepted for […]

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Jack: My Boy, My Son, My Life

Jack: My Boy, My Son, My Life https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/jack-my-son-my-life/

Expecting the expected, achieving gold— S. Roberts As every parent knows, choosing the right secondary school for his or her child is very challenging. I remember saying to my husband six years ago, “We need to get this right, because if Jack is happy in school, I am happy in work, and the family benefits […]

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