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Meet Richie Smith – A Remarkable Man With Big Ambitions

Meet Richie Smith - A Remarkable Man With Big Ambitions https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/remarkable-man-with-big-ambitions/

Richie Smith is a managing director of Awesometistic, a unique autism training business. Diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder at 33 years old, Richie’s goal is to generate autism understanding and acceptance wherever he goes. Can you share with me what life was like growing up without an official autism diagnosis? Growing up without a diagnosis […]

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One Mom’s Lessons from Raising Three Children on the Spectrum

One Mom’s Lessons from Raising Three Children on the Spectrum https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/raising-children-on-the-spectrum/

Jeannie married and had her first child by age 18. Carlos was a quiet, sweet natured baby. The year was 1998. For this first time parent, the word autism didn’t mean much. Unfortunately, it didn’t mean much to Carlos’s teachers or pediatrician either. As an only child for the first six years of his life, […]

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Should Our Family Move to Improve Special Need Services?

Should Our Family Move to Improve Special Need Services? https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/move-improving-special-needs-services

We are considering moving our family to another school district in the hopes of improving the in-school experience and services for our daughter.  What should we be considering? —James As you know, moving your family is a big decision.  It may change many aspects of your family life including the commute time for Mom and/or […]

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The Best Academic Choice for Your Child’s Needs – A Special Guide to Educational Options

A Special Guide to Educational Options for your Child with Autism

As parents who quickly become attuned to our child’s strengths, struggles, and achievements, it can be daunting to imagine handing our kid off to a teacher come August. We hope these new adults in our child’s life understand our child just as well as we do. Selecting the right academic environment for your student may […]

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Autism Schools and Education Facilities – The Ultimate Guide

As we all know, no two children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder are alike.  Experts agree, children with autism learn differently and have a wide range of developmental and educational needs. Unfortunately, teachers and support staff are often unfamiliar with the special needs of kids diagnosed with autism and struggle to teach them effectively.  And, […]

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School Transitions – What You Need to Ask Special Education Needs Coordinators

Note: While the term Special Education Needs Coordinator (SENCO) is specific to the education system in the UK, the following information is valuable for any special education program. The transition to secondary school can be a challenging time for any parent, and there are a number of additional considerations for the transition from primary to […]

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