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How To Get The Social Skills Class Your Family Wants and Needs

How To Get The Social Skills Class Your Family Wants and Needs https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/social-skills-wants-and-needs/

Seriously, what child really wants to sign up for social skills class? In my storied career, I’ve actually only heard one child bemoan, “But Mom, I really need social skills!” The rest of my clients have been coaxed, cajoled, and bribed into attending the initial session, generally to discover that the class wasn’t that harrowing, […]

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Why You Need to Support Your ASD Child in Physical Education

Ways Using a Behavioral Journal Can Help with Meltdowns http://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/behavioral-journal-can-help-meltdowns

Children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) move a lot—as a parent, family member or loved one of someone with ASD you can probably attest to that.  There can be constant movement in an ASD household: circles, spinning, running in the yard, in the house, jumping off of couches (or bookcases, or coffee tables…I’m not judging, […]

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Excellent Ways to Help Your ASD Child Make Friends

Friendships have an important role to play in our overall well-being and quality of life. Unfortunately, many children with autism do not establish friendships and continue to have difficulties doing so once they get into their teen years.  A recent study in the Journal of Autism, reported that teenagers and adults who have a diagnosis […]

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In the Patterns of Shakespeare, a Method to Break Down Autism Barriers

The past 30 years have brought greater support and understanding for people with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) with new interventions helping bridge some of the most challenging social challenges. We now know social skills can be taught through a diverse array of approaches, from group interventions and social stories to response training and problem-solving. Most […]

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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/

If you are wondering, “How can assistive technology help a child with autism?” you are not alone. Using different types of alternative forms of communication for autism has been proven to improve communication outcomes in children with language delays. The benefits of assistive technology for autism are widely recognized by speech-language pathologists. This article will […]

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A Letter of Understanding and Unconditional Love

A Letter of Understanding and Unconditional Love https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/letter-understanding-unconditional-love

This letter is addressed to anyone who loves a person on the autism spectrum disorder (ASD) or wants a better understanding. Eight doctors, blood work, and a brain scan later, no one could clearly explain autism or tell us why it happened to our son. Our hope is that this letter helps to lift fears, […]

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Gifts For An Autistic Child – The Ultimate Guide

Gifts For An Autistic Child – The Ultimate Guide https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/gifts-for-children-with-autism-guide

Finding the right gift for a child is not always a simple task. Children with autism have various sensitivities and needs. It is important to consider these when choosing an appropriate gift. We have prepared this ultimate guide of mom-approved gifts for kids with autism. But before going further, let’s first review what makes children with […]

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Low Functioning Autism – What Sets it Apart

Low Functioning Autism What Sets it Apart https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/low-functioning-autism

What makes severe autism so challenging? Individuals diagnosed with Level 3 autism need more support than their peers. Their symptoms are more pronounced and affect daily functioning to a great extent. Challenges include social difficulties, trouble with verbal and nonverbal communication, and rigid behavior. Treatments for severe autism are available and are most effective when […]

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Autism: The Enigma That Amazingly Saved 14 Million Lives

Autism: The Enigma That Amazingly Saved 14 Million Lives

Alan Turing: The man who cracked the ‘unbreakable’ German Enigma Code in World War II.  A gay man convicted of homosexuality in the dark days when it was a crime, but posthumously pardoned by Her Majesty the Queen in 2013. Until recently, that was about the sum of my knowledge of this brilliant man, but […]

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