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From Chaos to Peace – Using Mindfulness in Special Education

From Chaos to Peace - Using Mindfulness in Special Education https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/using-mindfulness-in-special-education/

Close your eyes and imagine walking into a classroom and seeing what can only be explained as pure chaos. You can see students arguing with paraprofessionals, a student laying on the floor and kicking his feet while he yells,  a student sitting in the corner with his hood on (no doubt trying to cancel out […]

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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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Help: How Can I Stop a Child From Headbanging?

Help: How Can I Stop a Child From Headbanging? https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/stop-a-child-from-headbanging/

Headbanging may be a scary and upsetting thing to watch your child do. It is considered a self-injurious behavior (SIB),  but SIB’s and/or headbanging are NOT considered a core symptom of autism, although children with autism are at greater risk of SIB’s such as head-banging. It is also important to note that just because your […]

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Autism Warrior: Stephanie McMahon Inclusion Coordinator Inspires Others to Be That ‘Bright Light’ in the Autism World

Autism Warrior: Stephanie McMahon Inclusion Coordinator Inspires Others to Be That 'Bright Light' in the Autism World https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/coordinator-inspires-in-autism-world/

Autism Warrior: Stephanie McMahon, accessibility and inclusion coordinator at Space Center Houston in Webster, Texas. Location: Headquarters is located in Austin, Texas with satellite locations located all over North America and Europe and new programs starting in South America and Southern Africa. Accomplishments: Stephanie said Space Center Houston has always been welcoming to guests with […]

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Excellent Strategies You Need to Know for Handling Challenging ASD Behavior

Excellent Strategies You Need to Know for Handling Challenging ASD Behavior https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/handling-strategies-for-asd-behavior/

Do you avoid saying ‘no’? Do you only use the vacuum cleaner when your child is out of the house? Are you dreading dinnertime because the supermarket ran out of the particular brand of chicken nuggets that you usually buy? These are all questions often answered as ‘yes’ by parents of children with autism spectrum […]

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Expert Advice on Ways to Help a Child with a Sensorial Issue

Expert Advice on Ways to Help a Child with a Sensorial Issue https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/expert-advice-on-sensorial-issue/

My son, 17, is rubbing his elbows rather harshly against the arms of chairs or the console in the car.  Sometimes it is his knees that are “getting the treatment” and you don’t dare stop him or he will lose it and go into crisis.  I am wondering how to help him with this sensorial […]

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Valuable Ways You Can Talk About Autism to Your Child’s Classmates

Valuable Ways You Can Talk About Autism to Your Child's Classmates https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/ways-to-talk-about-autism/

My son entered first grade at a brand new school.  As parents, we decided that we wanted the other kids in his class to know about his diagnosis of autism.  There were several reasons that we decided to do this.  We were hoping that this would create an environment where he would be accepted for […]

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Reflections and Advice from a 20-year-old on the Spectrum

Reflections and Advice from a 20-year-old on the Spectrum http://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/reflections-advice-on-the-spectrum/

I first met Cosette and her mom when they were referred to me by their pediatric neurologist. He wondered if Cosette, then six years old, might be autistic. Our evaluation affirmed that yes, Cosette was on the autism spectrum, that she was clearly struggling, and that she needed assistance and resources. At that time, Cosette […]

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The Need to Understand Irregular Sensory Regulation

The Need to Understand Irregular Sensory Regulation http://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/understand-irregular-sensory-regulation

Ian*, one of my regular patients, usually starts his Shiatsu session with significant delay. He walks slowly and often stands for minutes, weaving his body, before going through every door. Before we get to the room where the Shiatsu sessions are held, several minutes have typically passed. The Shiatsu mat is ready on the floor […]

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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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