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Planning the Best Playdate for Your Child With Autism

Planning the Best Playdate for Your Child With Autism https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/planning-best-playdate-with-autism/

The word “playdate” is a dreaded word for many autism families.  I know numerous families that will avoid playdates for several reasons. Many parents think their child cannot participate in them because they lack the play, social, and verbal skills to be successful. Some parents will not schedule playdates because they are not themselves social. […]

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Autism Social Skills: How to Enhance Social Interaction

Autism Social Skills: How to Enhance Social Interaction https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/autism-social-skills/

What Are Social Skills? Social skills refer to a child’s ability to communicate with others in a way that is acceptable and appropriate. When a child has social skills, he/she can form friendships and can carry a simple conversation. Social Skills and Autism It’s a common misconception that children with autism do not make friends […]

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Help: My Child With Autism Is Afraid to Go to the Dentist

Help: My Child With Autism Is Afraid to Go to the Dentist https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/autism-child-afraid-dental-checkup/

Many children struggle with the idea of going to the dentist, but for children with autism, a trip to the dentist office can create anxiety and even panic. Here are some simple suggestions that may ease stress levels and make your dental visit a success. 1. Visual Schedules A visual schedule is a great way […]

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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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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? https://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 https://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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Best Autism Apps For iPad, iPhone and Android in 2019

Best Autism Apps For iPad, iPhone and Android https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/autism-schools

Quick Navigation Educational Apps for Kids and ParentsSpeech Apps and Communication Apps for AutismSocial Stories and Social Skills AppsFunctional Skills AppsGame Apps and Entertainment Apps for KidsBehavioral Intervention Plan AppsMath Games Apps and Math Skills AppsAutism Support Group AppsProblem Solving Activities and GamesHealth Management AppsAutism Awareness and News AppsMore Apps This list of mobile applications […]

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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 https://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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Autism Potty Training – The Ultimate Guide

Autism Potty Training - The Ultimate Guide https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/autism-potty-training-guide/

Training a child to use the potty can be hard—and teaching a child with autism to use the potty can be even harder. As we all know, it can take a little longer for children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) to master many everyday skills. As a result, mastering the skills to use the […]

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