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HELP: My Autistic Teen Keeps Picking Fights with Me

HELP: My Autistic Teen Keeps Picking Fights with Me https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/autistic-teen-keeps-picking-fights/

I have a 13-year-old son with autism and have been trying to learn how to work with him, to understand him, and I just don’t get it.  When I’m at home, he just wants to pick a fight with me, and then when I walk away from him, he wants to follow me. Please help!—Troy […]

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Issue 71 – Navigating A New Year

  Buy Single Issue Subscribe today and save 50% Features: Why Not Pledge to Cut Yourself Some Slack In the New Year? The father of a young, nonverbal boy compassionately reviews the true value of new year’s resolutions. James Guttman Easy Ways to Add Simple Communication Strategies to a Kid’s Life A speech-language pathologist, parent […]

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This Quirky Life — A Unique Short Story

The Quirky Life

Today is going to be a good day.  I woke up on my left side facing the bookcase, giving me a clear view of my collection of model classic cars. They are still in their correct positions, all lined up in strict date order of manufacture—the Cadillac (1959), the Chevrolet Corvette (1963), the Lamborghini, the […]

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An Illustration of Love: Two Angels in a White Cadillac

Two Angels in a White Cadillac

The first weekend after my son was diagnosed, I ran away.  I ran as far away from my new reality that my shattered soul could take me.  I went to my parent’s cottage.  I spent three days in one room with my two boys.  I ate a wad of cheese and endless carbohydrates while I […]

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The Meltdown: When the World Becomes a Blur of Colors and Deafening Screams

Detailed feeling during meltdown

The clock ticks. It’s too hot. Everything is too warm. Sweat clings to your skin like a parasite, drenching your clothes and sticking your hair to your forehead. Your breath comes in short, sharp pants, chest heaving violently. Tears gather in your eyes and fall at an uncontrollable rate, streaming down your face without your […]

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Hang In There Autism Parents – Tomorrow Is A Bright, New Day

If someone asked me to tell about my journey as an autism parent, I could.  I could tell about the steps we took; the doctors we visited; the therapies we tried; the diets and medicines that did or did not work.  These are all essential parts of the story for every parent of an autistic […]

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