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Dr. G Aspie Show – Practical Tips for Combating Sleep Problems with Asperger Kids

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In this episode of the Dr. G Aspie Show, host Dr. Frank Gaskill interviews Southeast Psych’s Dr. Melissa Miller, a Sleep Specialist, about why Aspies might be prone to sleep problems. Together they discuss bedtime routines and anxieties and Miller provides some excellent nighttime tips that everyone can use to get some sleep.   Frank […]

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Helping Your Child with Autism Sleep: An Overview of Sleep Hygiene and Behavioral Strategies

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Sleep problems are common amongst children. For children with autism, sleep can be even more challenging. Studies show that up to 80% of children with autism have some sort of sleep difficulties. Most often it is due to difficulty falling and/or staying asleep. The goal of this article is to review sleep hygiene and discuss […]

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Issue 35 – Summertime Fun and Safety on the Spectrum

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Dear Readers, It’s finally summer! A time to relax under the warm sun, catch up on the latest best seller, sleep in late… Wait, who really does that? Summertime with children generally means changes in schedules, disruptions in routines and a surplus of free time. And for families with children on the spectrum, these kind […]

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Issue 34 – Autism Sleep, Bedtime and Hygiene Routines

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  Dear Readers, Welcome to our special edition of Autism Parenting Magazine EXTRA.  As you know, we aim to publish the most up-to-date news, research and professional guidance written by noted medical professionals, coaches, occupational therapists, parents and adults on the spectrum on a monthly basis. Since we like to keep abreast of the latest […]

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Issue 33 – Let’s Get Moving and Stay Healthy

The world’s favorite season is the spring. All things seem possible in May. — Edwin Way Teale It’s finally Spring — a time when all things seem possible.  It’s a time to shed those winter doldrums and refocus energies on finding new ways to improve the overall health of our families.  As dedicated parents, we […]

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Q&A Section- What should I know as a relative of an autistic child?

Question: I am an extended family member of parents of an autistic child. We both live in the same metro area, but sadly we don’t relate. I have made numerous offers to have them visit my home, have had them with us on a couple weekend getaways, as well as traveling to their child’s milestone […]

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Issue 2 – The effectiveness of visual schedules

In issue 2 we take a look at the effectiveness of visual schedules with pictures and how to create you own. We also feature the following articles: Training Public Professionals – Why should public professionals be knowledgeable about autism and How to get staff properly trained Dealing with Sensory Issues in Public  – Solutions to try […]

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