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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 […]

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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

Why do autistic children hit themselves? For children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), headbanging is a common way to self-soothe and communicate needs. Both neurotypical and autistic babies and toddlers seek to recreate the rhythm that stimulated their vestibular system while in utero. Other rhythmic habits that fuel a child’s kinesthetic drive include head rolling, […]

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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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Issue 49 – Understanding the People We Love

Autism Parenting Magazine - Issue 49

  Buy Single Issue Subscribe today and save 50% Features: Advice on Understanding and Calming Sensory Overload in Children A pediatric occupational therapist and mother explains sensory overload and provides excellent ways to calm. Kimberly Zissler Syers OTR/L The Benefits of Teaching Your Child with ASD the Value of Money A communication expert provides great […]

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