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Terrific Tips for Surviving Theme Parks When a Child Has Special Needs

Terrific Tips for Surviving Theme Parks When a Child Has Special Needs https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/tips-parks-child-special-needs/

Ah, theme parks! Whether it’s Disney World, Universal Studios, or some manifestation of National Lampoon’s Walley World, theme parks are a family vacation hot-spot. But when your child has special needs the crowds, noise, and lines may make this kind of destination seem off limits. Growing up with a younger sister who has severe autism, […]

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Amazing Tips for A Successful Flight With Your Child With Autism

Amazing Tips for A Successful Flight With Your Child With Autism https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/successful-flight-with-autism-child/

There are many reasons why a family may use air travel. Maybe your child with autism wants to visit his/her grandparents. It could be a holiday visit with family members who live out of state. A simple summer vacation trip out of state could involve your child with special needs preparing to board a plane […]

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Didn’t Know the Half Of It

Didn’t Know the Half Of It https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/didnt-know-half-of-it/

The tender story of a man’s struggle to place his youngest brother with autism into respite care the night of their mother’s passing. Thursday 01.10.2015 “It’s  Mam,” John sounded panicky on his mobile. “Something’s not right.” He rang her every night but tonight she had been talking faint and slurred then gone quiet. He could […]

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Motherhood: A Proud Profession for Life

Motherhood: A Proud Profession for Life https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/motherhood-proud-profession-for-life/

As far back as I can remember, I always wanted to be a mom…I remember when I was younger I wanted to have six kids.  I came close, I had four. I love the saying “Mothering is a proud profession.” I love being a Mom, my kids have taught me so much and continue to do […]

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How to Develop a Sense of Safety Through Touch with Autism

How to Develop a Sense of Safety Through Touch with Autism https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/sense-of-safety-through-touch/

Working with touch therapy to develop a sense of boundaries and personal space can often help people with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) open-up and enjoy more of what life can offer. Some people with autism experience issues with the sense of physical boundaries and personal space. Often, they feel their skin and body differently due […]

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Special Needs and Safety: Ways to Keep Kids Protected

Special Needs and Safety: Ways to Keep Kids Protected http://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/special-needs-safety-ways-to-keep-kids-protected

We’ve all heard of “baby-proofing,” wearing a helmet, looking “both ways,” or even putting a gate around the pool. These actions are pretty standard and aren’t usually too difficult.  When it comes to ensuring the safety of our children with special needs or disabilities, this can take more thought, consideration, and perhaps some in-depth teaching. […]

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Check Out The Benefits Available for Families With Special Needs Kids

Check Out The Benefits Available for Families With Special Needs Kids http://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/special-needs-kids-family-benefits/

If you are the parent, caregiver or representative of a child younger than 18 who has disabilities, there are many possible government benefits that you and they could be eligible to receive.  In addition, an adult who became disabled in childhood prior to age 22 might also be eligible for benefits as well. Supplemental Security […]

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The Critical Need for Self-Care: The Oxygen Mask Rule

The Critical Need for Self-Care: The Oxygen Mask Rule http://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/self-care-oxygen-mask-rule/

For anyone who has ever flown, the oxygen mask safety speech is a routine part of boarding.  Frequently, it falls into the background as we adjust ourselves in preparation for several cramped hours in the sky. But, that speech carries a beautiful message regarding self-care. The Oxygen Mask Rule is simple: if the cabin loses […]

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