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Is Parenting Stressful? There’s Help!

Is Parenting Stressful? There's Help! https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/is-parenting-stressful-theres-help/

Stressed out? Feeling overwhelmed by ongoing therapies, the latest Individualized Education Program (IEP) meeting, or just trying to get your kid to eat something (anything) besides chicken nuggets? Studies show that parents of children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) experience more stress than those of typically developing children or even those with other developmental disabilities. […]

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Autism Warrior: Stephanie McMahon Inclusion Coordinator Inspires Others to Be That ‘Bright Light’ in the Autism World

Autism Warrior: Stephanie McMahon Inclusion Coordinator Inspires Others to Be That 'Bright Light' in the Autism World https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/coordinator-inspires-in-autism-world/

Autism Warrior: Stephanie McMahon, accessibility and inclusion coordinator at Space Center Houston in Webster, Texas. Location: Headquarters is located in Austin, Texas with satellite locations located all over North America and Europe and new programs starting in South America and Southern Africa. Accomplishments: Stephanie said Space Center Houston has always been welcoming to guests with […]

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The Latest Autism Research Presented at the INSAR Annual Meeting

The Latest Autism Research Presented at the INSAR Annual Meeting https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/research-presented-at-insar-meeting/

As a parent, university faculty member and autism spectrum disorder (ASD) researcher, I have been to many conferences that focus on those impacted by ASD. When I think of my favorite and most informative, The International Society for Autism Research (INSAR), formally International Meeting for Autism Research (IMFAR) is always at the top of my […]

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Teaching Kids With Autism How To Be Strong and Ways To Shine

Teaching Kids With Autism How To Be Strong and Ways To Shine https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/strong-and-ways-to-shine/

In the crowded and cobblestoned streets of Dumbo, NY there is a light shining out of Gleason’s Gym. This light is not from the boxing timer or the punch from a fighter but rather from the confidence and voices of people on the spectrum who attend the Spectrum Bout. The Spectrum Bout is a boxing […]

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Reflections and Advice from a 20-year-old on the Spectrum

Reflections and Advice from a 20-year-old on the Spectrum http://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/reflections-advice-on-the-spectrum/

I first met Cosette and her mom when they were referred to me by their pediatric neurologist. He wondered if Cosette, then six years old, might be autistic. Our evaluation affirmed that yes, Cosette was on the autism spectrum, that she was clearly struggling, and that she needed assistance and resources. At that time, Cosette […]

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Mom Creates Amazing Job Opportunities for People with Autism

Mom Creates Amazing Job Opportunities for People with Autism http://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/mom-creates-amazing-job-opportunities-for-people-autism

Autism Warrior: Dr. Barbie Zimmerman-Bier Dr. Barbie Zimmerman-Bier is the Chief of Developmental Pediatrics at Metropolitan Hospital in NYC and Clinical Associate Professor at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital. She is also the Executive Director of Popcorn for the People, a social enterprise of the nonprofit 501(C)3 Let’s Work for Good. The unemployment/underemployment rate in […]

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Are Girls on the Spectrum Not Being Diagnosed?

Are Girls on the Spectrum Not Being Diagnosed? http://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/are-girls-not-being-diagnosed/

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) reports as of 2015 that autism spectrum disorder (ASD)/Asperger’s syndrome (AS) affects 1 out of 68 children in our country. Previously, it was thought that ASD was diagnosed in boys to girls 10:1. Statistics report a slight shift in diagnosis that results in 1 out of 42 boys and […]

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Winning Ways to Share the Love With All Your Children

As special needs parents, we understand the importance of date nights with our spouses. They help us reconnect as a couple, reduce stress, and nurture the love between two people whose children drain their physical, emotional, and mental resources daily. Let’s face it, special needs parenting involves being caretakers on levels parents of neurotypical children […]

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The Urgent Need to Stop Criminalizing Autism

The Urgent Need to Stop Criminalizing Autism http://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/stop-criminalizing-autism/

Behavioral experts say one of the key things teachers should know when dealing with a child on the autism spectrum is to not take that child’s seemingly rude or aggressive behavior personally.  Just as with any child, they say, various circumstances can trigger special needs children to express enjoyment, anger, sadness, as well as any […]

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Inspiring Boy “Breaks” Through Autism and its Stereotypes

Inspiring Boy

As a parent of a child diagnosed on the autism spectrum, I can certainly relate to those instant pangs of fear one immediately begins to digest when the word “autistic” is thrown at you. Will he ever be able to hold down a job? Will he ever be able to find his soul mate and […]

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