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

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

Autism in girls has long been misdiagnosed as their symptoms look quite different from those of their male peers on the spectrum. Are there fewer girls with autism or are they not being diagnosed? When most people think of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) or high functioning autism, often called Asperger’s syndrome, boys and men often […]

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Understanding the Gifts of Autism Can Be Wonderful for Us All

Understanding the Gifts of Autism Can Be Wonderful for Us All https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/understanding-gifts-of-autism

I have been working almost exclusively with children on the spectrum for the last 14 years of my 40-year career as a pediatric occupational therapist.  Part of my job is to help identify which children fit the criteria of someone with autism. Although no two children are alike, and children with autism are no exception, […]

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Simple Ways to Transition Back to School With Autism

Simple Ways to Transition Back to School With Autism https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/transition-back-to-school-with-autism

Returning to school can be stressful for all children, but especially for children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and their families. While summer activities such as visiting new places, staying with extended family, and attending school holiday care can be enjoyable, they can also be extremely disruptive for children with autism. We need to take […]

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Sensory Weighted Blanket and Miracle Cape Created with Love

Sensory Weighted Blanket and Miracle Cape Created with Love http://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/sensory-weighted-blanket-autism/

Sit down for a cup of coffee with Marna Pacheco, and she’ll tell you that grocery shopping can be tough. But it’s not the weekly scavenger hunt for this obscure ingredient or that hard-to-find brand that makes food-finding missions tough. It’s a combination of things, in fact. For starters, Pacheco’s 11-year-old daughter, Millie, often acts […]

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Sensory Play Ideas and Summer Activities For Kids With Autism

Does your child with autism become overstimulated or bored easily? With the school year coming to an end, are you looking for sensory play ideas for your child? This guide will provide a variety of ideas for fun sensory activities for children with autism. How do sensory issues affect children with autism? The study found […]

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Best Ways to Explain Your ASD Child’s Needs to Teachers

Best Ways to Explain Your ASD Child's Needs to Teachers http://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/explain-asd-childs-needs-to-teachers

When it comes to autism, there can be many misconceptions and misunderstandings in the classroom environment. Sometimes, parents of children with autism in mainstream settings are blamed for their child’s unusual behaviors; teachers may not accept that behaviors they are seeing are typical of autism. This is probably because autism isn’t always apparent when a […]

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Valuable New Guide Helps Parents Better Understand Autism and Hand Skills From Flapping to Function

Valuable New Guide Helps Parents Better Understand Autism and Hand Skills From Flapping to Function http://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/parents-guide-understand-autism/

From Flapping to Function: A Parent’s Guide to Autism and Hand Skills explains why many children, as well as adults with autism, do not use their hands in a functional manner. Flapping the hands and lining up small items often replace natural fine motor experiences that are important for the development of hand skills. Readers […]

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The Lifetime Benefits of Spending Time in the Garden with ASD

The Lifetime Benefits of Spending Time in the Garden with ASD http://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/garden-benefits-autism/

Anyone who gardens knows how good it can make you feel. Whether you’re a bit tired, had a stressful day at work, an argument or are dealing with serious depression or heartbreaking loss, I’ve heard time and time again from people how powerfully healing gardening can be. It enables us to take time out from […]

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