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Autism Toys for Children: Ultimate Guide for Choosing the Best Gift for Your Child With Autism

Autism Toys for Children: Ultimate Guide for Choosing the Best Gift for Your Child With Autism https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/best-autism-toys/

What are the best autism toys for children? Children are so different from one another and so are their needs. Does your child like physical activity? An indoor ball pit or trampoline might help your child with autism expend some energy. What about sensory issues? Many kids benefit from soothing toys such as stress balls […]

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My Voice: Why I Hide

My Voice: Why I Hide http://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/why-i-hide/

In regards to better understanding autism, it will help if you think of the human mind as a delicate tuning fork.  Hit the fork with the right amount of tap and it will resonate in harmony, but bang it too loud and it will create dissonance inside the mind, especially for the person who dwells […]

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HELP: How Can I Promote A Sibling Bond When One Child Has Autism?

HELP: How Can I Promote A Sibling Bond When One Child Has Autism? http://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/promote-sibling-bond-autism/

My 8-year-old son with autism loves his little brother and wants to play with him, but he has difficulty sharing, is overly-affectionate, and his screaming is so off-putting. How can I encourage their relationship as siblings? – Priya Hi Priya, I love that you want to help foster the brotherly bond between your boys! It […]

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Super Social Stories to Use in the New School Year

Super Social Stories to Use in the New School Year http://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/social-stories-for-autism/

My name is Leanne — I’m 23 years old and I have Asperger’s syndrome.  I have heard that social stories help lot of kids (and maybe even adults) on the autism spectrum to be better able to handle transitions, upcoming events, and activities that most children (and adults) are able to handle easily.  I remember during one […]

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Ways to Prepare for Exams in the New School Year with Autism

Ways to Prepare for Exams in the New School Year with Autism http://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/prepare-exams-new-school-year-autism

Exams can be particularly difficult for children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD).  As a teacher with autism, I completely understand.  Different timetables, different rooms…and that’s before you even think about worrying about doing well.  So, how can parents help? 1. Preparation Many children with ASD struggle if they are not in their routine. It’s therefore […]

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Creative Ways to Help a Child with Autism Enjoy the Water

Creative Ways to Help a Child with Autism Enjoy the Water https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/ways-helping-autism-child-enjoy-water

How does your child react in the water—with pleasure or with pain?  Does your child respond to water play with interest and excitement, or does the very mention of water create stress? Let’s look at the reasons why kids with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) react differently from one another in the water, along with some […]

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Autism Therapies and Solutions – The Ultimate Guide

Finding the best method for treating autism is often a challenge for the loved ones of children and adults with autism spectrum disorder (ASD).  Because no two people with ASD are exactly the same, it’s vital to choose a method of treatment and therapy and an intervention plan that is tailored to address specific needs. […]

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HELP: How Can I Best Support My Child with Autism During a Divorce?

My husband and I are going through a divorce. Do you have any advice on how we can help our son with autism understand what’s going on and adjust to all the changes? — Christina Hi Christina, Man! As if divorce wasn’t challenging enough, throw in there that you have a special needs child!  As […]

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Inspirational Book Gives Real-World Look at Autism Journey

Inspirational Book Gives Real-World Look at Autism Journey

  Passion for the Piece is Cyndi Sibley’s story about coming to terms with her daughter’s autism. The diagnosis of autism can be devastating. When doctors told Cyndi Sibley that her young daughter, Jackie, was on the autism spectrum, Cyndi became an activist in the community.  She has made it her mission to erase the […]

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Using Lego and other visual supports to help Autistic children understand emotions

For many children on the autism spectrum, reading facial expressions is a daily struggle.  Is my teacher happy with me or irritated?  Is my sister worried or is she sad? Many children with autism can have a difficult time determining what other people are thinking and feeling, and because of this, struggle to partake in […]

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