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From Chaos to Peace – Using Mindfulness in Special Education

From Chaos to Peace - Using Mindfulness in Special Education https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/using-mindfulness-in-special-education/

Close your eyes and imagine walking into a classroom and seeing what can only be explained as pure chaos. You can see students arguing with paraprofessionals, a student laying on the floor and kicking his feet while he yells,  a student sitting in the corner with his hood on (no doubt trying to cancel out […]

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How You Can Create a Climate Of High Expectations in the Classroom

How You Can Create a Climate Of High Expectations in the Classroom https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/high-expectations-in-the-classroom/

“He doesn’t talk much. He reads at a 1st grade level. We’re working on coloring and staying in the lines.” As a public school special education teacher nothing upset me more than statements like these. An incoming 6th grader, the student gained three years academic growth that year. By the end of 7th grade, he […]

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Easy Ways To Help Your Child Socialize Using Video Self-Modeling

Easy Ways To Help Your Child Socialize Using Video Self-Modeling http://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/help-your-child-socialize-using-video-self-modeling

Is saying hello or waving “hi” hard for your child to do? Does your child ask you questions about something you shared with him/her? Will your child ask another child to play? These may be some of the challenges your child with autism faces every day, and they impact the ability to make friends. Thankfully, […]

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An Exclusive Look at AUTISM with Nancy Wells

An Exclusive Look at AUTISM with Nancy Wells https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/exclusive-look-autism-nancy-wells

Encouragement speaker Derrick Hayes gives an AUTISM interview by asking six questions through each letter in the word “autism” to give readers an insightful perspective from parents, experts, entrepreneurs, and other leaders in the field. Today’s AUTISM Interview is with Nancy Wells, a licensed professional counselor (LPC) who founded AbleTalks, a new approach to education, career development, […]

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Do You Need to Be a Special Ed Teacher to Homeschool a Child with ASD?

Do You Need to Be a Special Ed Teacher to Homeschool a Child with ASD? https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/special-education-teacher-homeschooling-autism

Dear Rob… I sure hope you are able to give me some advice. My eight-year-old son has autism spectrum disorder (ASD), attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), depression, stress, and anxiety. The school will listen, but does nothing to help as far as changing his Individualized Education Program (IEP) for behavior issues. I am doubting myself […]

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Issue 72 – Sensory Solutions For Life

Autism Parenting Magazine Issue 71 - Navigating A New Year http://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/issue-71-navigating-a-new-year/

  Buy Single Issue Subscribe today and save 50% Features: Top Strategies To Enhance Your Child’s Capacity For Self Love A parent coach provides two exciting activities to help encourage self-love. Connie Hammer, MSW, PCI Certified Parent Coach® Autism and ADHD: Do You Know How To Help With Co-occurring Conditions? Learn both the differences and […]

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From Tears to Joy: A Special Homeschooling Journey

From Tears to Joy: A Special Homeschooling Journey http://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/special-homeschooling-journey/

Laundry is overflowing in the hampers, the sink is full of dishes, and a mess of incomplete school work is strewn across the dining room table.  Cuddled together under a warm blanket, my son Ethan and I embrace the joy of reading a book together. It was all that could make that otherwise miserable January […]

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6 Ways Homeschooling Improved My Son’s Life and Ability to Communicate

6 Ways Homeschooling Improved My Son’s Life and Ability to Communicate http://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/6-ways-homeschooling-improved-my-sons-life-and-ability-to-communicate

My son, now 17, was diagnosed with Asperger’s at age 12, though we knew there was something “different” about him long before then.  I remember going to school for career day and seeing several kids in the hall excitedly greet my son, who just walked right by them without even acknowledging they had spoken to […]

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Excellent Ways to Create Social Opportunities for Your Child with ASD

Excellent Ways to Create Social Opportunities for Your Child with ASD http://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/excellent-ways-to-create-social-opportunities-for-asd

Many parents of children with autism enjoy the various advantages that homeschooling affords, especially in the social arena. It provides fluid opportunity for practical socialization at quantities dictated by individual need and quality as defined by your family’s values. It takes place in the real world so it is difficult to replicate in other learning […]

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If You Want More for Your Child – Fight for a Strong IEP

If You Want More for Your Child - Fight for a Strong IEP http://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/fight-for-a-strong-iep/

As a former Special Education teacher and a mother to two boys on the Autism Spectrum, the best thing you can do for your child with autism is to be their voice. The path to a successful life for your child depends greatly on you, their parent. I understand completely how everything that comes with […]

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