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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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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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Benefits of Natural Autism Supplements – Vitamins and Minerals

Benefits of Natural Autism Supplements - Vitamins and Minerals http://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/best-autism-supplements/

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 Step An 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 […]

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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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How Does Autism Affect Sleep In Some Children?

How Does Autism Affect Sleep In Some Children? http://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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10 Ways an Assistance Dog Can Help Your ASD Child Sleep

10 Ways an Assistance Dog Can Help Your ASD Child Sleep https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/assistance-dog-help-sleep-autism-child

Studies show that a child with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is likely to experience more sleep issues than a child who is not on the spectrum. A child with autism may find it harder to get to sleep, to stay asleep, and sleep earlier in the day. Frequently, the bedtime routine can be challenging for […]

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Valuable Tips for Resolving Sleep Issues with Autism Now

Valuable Tips for Resolving Sleep Issues with Autism Now http://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/valuable-tips-for-resolving-sleep-issues-with-autism

Every child seems to go through a period when sleeping becomes difficult.  Whether it’s because there is a monster under the bed or stress from school, parents know there will be sleepless nights. When your child has autism, counting the nights you get to sleep might be easier than counting the sleepless ones.  It is […]

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Valuable Ways Rhythms Can Help People With Autism Get To Sleep

Valuable Ways Rhythms Can Help People with Autism Get To Sleep

“Our son didn’t sleep for YEARS until he started listening to your music. I have to admit the concept sounded a bit like snake oil at the beginning, but now I am a true believer. I sing your praises to anyone who mentions sleep issues. Kids with autism (and their parents) have many challenges every […]

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A Fine Line Between the World of Giftedness and Autism

A Fine Line Between the World of Giftedness and Autism https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/line-between-giftedness-and-autism

She cannot get her face any closer to the paper. Her eyes move furtively. Using the rivets on the pads of her fingers, she navigates through the results of the graph. Comparing her three-year-old little girl to other little girls her age feels more like a critique as she studies her daughter’s assessment. As a mother, she should be excited about her daughter’s progress; but her eyes continually dart towards the areas of […]

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