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How to Help Your Child With Autism Get to Sleep

How to Help Your Child With Autism Get to Sleep https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/autism-child-get-to-sleep/

With the start of another school year around the corner, there’s no better time to look at ways to optimize your child’s sleep. Sleep is essential to good health, and a lack of sleep can result in problematic behaviors, an inability to concentrate, fatigue, and poor academic performance. Sleep issues in children and adolescents with […]

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A Flight of Love and Understanding With ASD

A Flight of Love and Understanding With ASD https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/flight-of-love-and-understanding/

The red-eye from Quito to Miami was delayed for two hours.  Most of the passengers had been waiting near the boarding gate for more than four hours—many milling about in the aisles, a few reading, talking on their cell phones or squirming in their plastic seats. Some were sprawled out on the tile floor, a […]

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Learn Why It’s Important to Understand Gut Bacteria with Autism

Learn Why It's Important to Understand Gut Bacteria with Autism https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/understanding-gut-bacteria-with-autism/

Did you know that with over 90 trillion bacteria cells in our bodies we have more bacteria than human cells? This is something that is strange to think about but can have more impact on our health that we could have imagined. One of the areas in our bodies where bacteria has a significant influence […]

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Restless Nights: A Mom’s Case of IEP Insomnia

Restless Nights: A Mom's Case of IEP Insomnia https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/moms-case-of-iep-insomnia/

As I can’t sleep, I’m trying to figure out how to describe the pressure and fear of attending an Individualized Education Program (IEP) meeting as a parent. I understand it’s a legal document that can be amended. But for me, there is so much emotion balled up into that document. It carries every piece of my […]

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Top 5 Reasons to Prioritize Sleep in a Hectic Household

Top 5 Reasons to Prioritize Sleep in a Hectic Household https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/reasons-to-take-quality-rest/

All too often parents of children with autism are unsung, underappreciated, overworked and without exception, they are chronically sleep deprived. It goes without saying that caring for a child on the spectrum begs an insurmountable level of vigilance, ingenuity, and temperance. It requires “A-Game” energy and execution in every waking moment of each day. Perhaps […]

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Best Supplements and Vitamins for Autism

Best Supplements and Vitamins for Autism https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/best-supplements-vitamins-autism

Why children might need vitamin and mineral supplements Children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) have long been prescribed vitamins, minerals, and natural supplements to help with sleep, gastrointestinal distress, and boost low vitamin levels, all of which are common in children and adults with ASD. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) states that […]

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Issue 76 – Raising A Child with Autism

Buy Single Issue Subscribe today and save 50% Features: The Road to Independence with Special Needs Begins with a Single StepAn autism advocate and mother to a young man with autism shares their tender journey together as she teaches him essential life skills.Kimberly Reeves, MEd Seven Heartfelt Father’s Day Gifts For Special Needs DadsA loving […]

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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 https://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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How Does Autism Affect Sleep In Some Children?

How Does Autism Affect Sleep In Some Children? https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/autism-and-sleep/

Sleep disruptions in children with autism studied This week, a new study has been published in the Journal of Developmental Disorders that examines why children with neurodevelopmental disorders experience higher levels of sleep disturbance. Researchers at the Universities of Leicester and Birmingham studied children ages 2-15 years old with a variety of neurodevelopmental disorders including […]

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