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What Are the Signs of Autism in Girls – Is Asperger’s in Women Overlooked?

What Are the Signs of Autism in Girls - Is Asperger’s in Girls Overlooked? https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/signs-of-autism-in-girls/

Girls with autism are often misdiagnosed, misunderstood, and lack the essential support they need according to recent studies. Research by Brown University indicates that autism and Asperger’s syndrome are more common than previously thought and girls are more likely to be diagnosed 1.5 years later than boys. One of the reasons for this is the […]

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Is There a Cure for Autism?

Is There an effective treatment for Autism? https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/autism-treatment-guide/

Some families feel relief after an autism spectrum disorder (ASD) diagnosis. Other families are hesitant to accept the diagnosis. Almost all families feel overwhelmed and ask, “What is the cure for autism?” There is no cure for autism, but there are treatments that can reduce some symptoms. Early intervention is key to making sure your […]

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Benefits of Weighted Pencils for Autism

Benefits of Weighted Pencils for Autism https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/benefits-weighted-pencils-for-autism/

Several reports from parents, teachers, and therapists of children with autism have noted they have minor difficulties with handwriting skills. Some children on the spectrum are not able to write as well as their neurotypical peers. It is for this reason that weighted pencils were introduced and became popular among parents and occupational therapists. When […]

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Are IQ Tests Really Useful When Evaluating A Child With Autism?

Are IQ Tests Really Useful When Evaluating A Child With Autism? https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/evaluating-a-child-with-autism/

Standardized cognitive testing is a complicated subject when it comes to assessing children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Their social, communication, sensory and behavior problems compound the difficulties in administering a standardized measure. The tests rely heavily on the subject’s language skills, ability to interact with others, motor planning and execution, and behavioral regulation. Typically, […]

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Can DIR Floortime Help Kids With Autism Develop Communication Skills?

Can DIR Floortime Help Kids With Autism Develop Communication Skills? https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/floortime-therapy/

Is your child with autism passive or sensory seeking? Are there developmental delays? DIR Floortime therapy, an evidence-based intervention for autism, may strengthen basic communication skills and relationship skills for your child. What is DIR Floortime? Developmental Individual-difference Relationship-based model (DIR) Floortime was developed by the late Dr. Stanley Greenspan to help children with autism […]

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Issue 73 – Amazing Ways To Support Autism

Buy Single IssueSubscribe today and save 50%Features:Easy Ways to Help Your Child Socialize Using Video Self-ModelingLearn simple ways to teach social skills using an innovative tool known as Video Self-Modeling.Melissa M. Root, PhD  Special Needs and Safety: Ways To Keep Kids ProtectedFollow a three-step approach to preventing accidents or dangerous situations from occurring when a […]

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Issue 72 – Sensory Solutions For Life

Autism Parenting Magazine Issue 71 - Navigating A New Year https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/issue-71-navigating-a-new-year/

Buy Single IssueSubscribe today and save 50%Features:Top Strategies To Enhance Your Child’s Capacity For Self LoveA parent coach provides two exciting activities to help encourage self-love.Connie Hammer, MSW, PCI Certified Parent Coach® Autism and ADHD: Do You Know How To Help With Co-occurring Conditions?Learn both the differences and similarities between autism and ADHD as well as […]

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Issue 69 – The Gift of Calm This Season

Buy Single IssueSubscribe today and save 50%Features:Expert Advice On How To Manage Anxiety In Children With AutismA consultant psychiatrist with 20 years of clinical experience shares ways to ease your child’s anxiety and encourage stress management.Andrés Fonseca, MD, MSc, MRCPsych, FRSA Easy Ways To Create Some Calm For A Child With ASD This HolidayLearn 10 simple […]

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Amazing New Sound Reduction Vibes Earplugs Can Change Your Life

Amazing New Sound Reduction Earplugs Can Change Your Life https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/new-sound-reduction-earplugs

Product: Hi-Fidelity Vibes Earplugs protect individuals with sensory sensitivities from the discomfort of loud sounds while preserving the clarity of sound in their environment. Cost: $23.99 For decades, foam earplugs and over-ear headphones have been the standard for protecting individuals with autism spectrum disorder and other sensory disorders from the discomfort they experience in loud […]

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Going to the Dentist Doesn’t Have to Be a Challenge with ASD

Going to the Dentist Doesn't Have to Be a Challenge with ASD https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/dentist-visit-should-not-be-a-challenge

Taking a child to the dentist can be a very stressful experience for both parents and children. For children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) or other developmental disabilities who have difficulties with sensory stimuli, communication, and increased levels of anxiety, the stress is even greater. From the time spent in the waiting room combined with […]

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New Study Proves Melatonin Effective Sleep Aid for Children with Autism

New Study Proves Melatonin Effective Sleep Aid for Children with Autism https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/study-melatonin-effective-sleep-aid-children

A study published in the Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry disclosed that children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) who have refractory insomnia will benefit from prolonged release melatonin (PEDPRM). The trial conducted was random, placebo-controlled, and double-blind. Profiles of participants There were 125 participants in the trial aged 2 to […]

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Low Functioning Autism – What Sets it Apart

Low Functioning Autism What Sets it Apart https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/low-functioning-autism

What makes severe autism so challenging? Individuals diagnosed with Level 3 autism need more support than their peers. Their symptoms are more pronounced and affect daily functioning to a great extent. Challenges include social difficulties, trouble with verbal and nonverbal communication, and rigid behavior. Treatments for severe autism are available and are most effective when […]

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Easy Ways to Create A Sensory Space for Kids with Autism

Easy Ways to Create A Sensory Space for Kids with Autism

Children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) may have issues effectively processing sensory information and may perceive sensation differently. For example, a child may perceive touch sensation as painful or immediately become startled when touched.  Some children are extremely sensitive to noises such as the sound of a toilet flushing.  A child’s sensory needs and way […]

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Issue 62 – Motherhood: An Enduring Love

Autism Parenting Magazine Issue 62 - Motherhood: An Enduring Love https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/issue-62-motherhood-love

Buy Single IssueSubscribe today and save 50%Features:Celebrating the Love and Strength of Women in Our LivesIn celebration of Mother’s Day, autism advocate and attorney Areva Martin shares an intimate look at the enduring effect of strong and loving women.Areva Martin, Esq. Top Ways Autistic Teens Can Transition to the WorkplaceAn autistic job recruiter provides points to […]

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Issue 60 – Sensory Tools For The Future

Autism Parenting Magazine Issue 60 - Sensory Tools For The Future https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/issue-60-sensory-tools-for-the-future

Buy Single IssueSubscribe today and save 50%Features:6 Expert Ways to Help Your Sensory-Sensitive Child DressA pediatric occupational therapist shares great tips for dressing a child when hypersensitivity to certain fabrics or surfaces is a challenge.Susan Donohoe, OTR/L The Best Academic Choice for Your Child’s NeedsA special guide to the many educational options for young people on […]

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Issue 55 – Celebrating with the People We Love

Buy Single IssueSubscribe today and save 50%Features:Why Children with Autism Need Family Holiday TraditionsGreat tips on how to prepare a rigid child for the many changes the season brings as well as the benefits of family traditions.Brittany Fichter Inspiring Boy “Breaks” Through Autism and Its StereotypesA mother shares her son’s early challenges with autism and his […]

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Simple Ways to Help Relieve Your Child’s Stress: Calming Cookie Dough

Relieve Your Child's Stress with Calming Cookie Dough

If your child has autism, you are probably quite familiar with sensory processing issues.  Although sensory processing and autism are two separate entities, they often co-exist and each can further complicate the other.  Oftentimes, children with autism have greater difficulties regulating their emotions and behaviors because processing all the sensory stimuli in their world can […]

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