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Motherhood – A Reflection of My Younger Self

Motherhood - A Reflection of My Younger Self https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/reflection-of-my-younger-self/

“I just want him to talk.” I heard these words recently from a parent in one of my schools, a young mom whose four-year-old son attends an Early Childhood Education program. I see her often as she drops off and picks up her son. In her eyes, I catch a glimpse of my younger self—scared, tormented by doubts, […]

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Assistive Communication Devices for Children with Autism

Assistive Communication Devices for Children with Autism http://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/assistive-technology-autism/

Communication issues and autism For many children with autism, communication issues are one of the first telltale signs of autism spectrum disorder (ASD). As autism covers a spectrum of challenges, children can present communication issues differently from one another. Some children might have a large vocabulary and learn to read at a young age but […]

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Ways to Encourage Meaningful Communication with Your ASD Child

Ways to Encourage Meaningful Communication with Your ASD Child https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/encouraging-meaningful-communication

Communication is the act of exchanging a message between two people, either vocally or non-vocally, and it begins at the very beginning stages of life.  At the first stages of communication, we may cry or babble in order to self-soothe or react to something unpleasant or exciting. Later, we may start to reach, point, or […]

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Giving a Voice to Special Needs Kids Who Cannot Speak

Over the past 17 years, our program, Kid Pan Alley, worked with more than 40,000 children writing songs in schools throughout the country.  Those kids have written more than 2,700 songs, some of which were recorded by top entertainers such as Delbert McClinton, Sissy Spacek, Amy Grant, Kix Brooks, Suzy Bogguss and more.  One was […]

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Signing Autistic Lives – Podcast 9

Sign Language as a form of communication for Autisic children is discussed in this interview with Candice Chaktoura. Leslie: Thank you for joining us today I’m Leslie Burby, Editor of Autism Parenting Magazine and today we are here with Candice Chaktoura, she is the creator of Signing Autistic Lives. Thank you for joining us today, […]

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