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Managing Autism Meltdowns, Tantrums and Aggression

Managing Autism Meltdowns, Tantrums and Aggression https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/autism-meltdowns/

To someone on the outside, a child with autism having a meltdown might appear like a child having a temper tantrum, but the circumstances and reasons are more complex than what meets the eye. Those who have cared for a child with autism will know that autism meltdowns need to be handled differently and with […]

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The Amazing Ways Equine Therapy Can Change a Child’s Life

The Amazing Ways Equine Therapy Can Change a Child's Life https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/equine-therapy-change-childs-life/

“Mommy, you purple!” The little girl’s big brown eyes were wide with joy as she said the first phrase she had ever spoken. Up to this point, the young girl expressed her “special language” and ironically colors. Today was the first time in her short life of yearning to communicate she was able to utter […]

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Why It’s Important to Create a Sensory-Friendly Classroom

Why It's Important to Create a Sensory-Friendly Classroom https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/important-create-sensory-friendly-classroom/

Teachers often take a great deal of pride in the way they decorate their classrooms. They spend their free time developing decoration ideas and collecting items to make their rooms look and feel welcoming to children. But, what happens to children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) when they enter brightly colored classrooms with numerous posters […]

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How Music Can Help Those With ASD Cope With Anxiety

How Music Can Help Those With ASD Cope With Anxiety https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/music-help-asd-cope-anxiety/

Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD ) is a wide spectrum and one that can come in a whole range of severities. However, one thing that many people with ASD have is some form of anxiety, and that can be tough to deal with. Research has shown that music is able to help mental health quite substantially, […]

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Issue 77 – Achieving Better Health with ASD

Buy Single Issue Subscribe today and save 50% Features: Back to School Advice for Parents With Kids on the Spectrum The CEO of Jaden’s Voice and mother to a child with autism gives proactive tips on ways to make school transitions easier for both you and your child. Terri Matthews How to Plan a Great […]

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Simple Ways to Avoid “Learned Helplessness” with Autism

Simple Ways to Avoid “Learned Helplessness” With Autism https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/avoiding-learned-helplessness-with-autism

I am a broken record when it comes to talking about learned helplessness! I think it is one of the most dangerous and damaging traps that kids or parents can fall into. Learned helplessness may be a term unfamiliar to you as well, so let me give you the basics and 10 practical ways to […]

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Issue 67 – Preparing for Adulthood With Autism

Buy Single Issue Subscribe today and save 50% Features: How to Transition Your Young Adult with Asperger’s Into the World Learn ways to help your adult child transition from living at home to successfully enter the adult world. Safia Fatima Mohiuddin What You Need to Know About the Benefits of AAC Evaluations A certified speech-language […]

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Autism, Head Banging and other Self Harming Behavior

Autism, Head Banging and Other Self Harming Behavior https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/autism-self-harm

Headbanging is an alarming issue for families with children on the spectrum. Caregivers and parents should get help before addressing headbanging and autism. Autism does not need to be synonymous with self-harm. Read on for tips and strategies to help your child reduce self-injurious behavior. Quick Navigation Why do autistic children hit themselves? How to […]

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The Need to Understand the Sensitivities of Autism

The ability to recognize and express empathy is a popular subject when autism is discussed.  Many assume that people with autism lack this skill.  However, is this really an accurate claim? First, I want to review how empathy is defined, and secondly, what empathy is in reality. Empathy is defined as “the ability to feel […]

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