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Help: How Do I Know If My ASD Child Has Memory Issues?

Help: How Do I Know If My ASD Child Has Memory Issues? https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/autism-child-has-memory-issues/

For the purposes of IEP interventions, what is the best way to find out if your child has short term memory issues? What can cause this? I have read that it is associated with Asperger’s syndrome but what is the cause, i.e., auditory/ sensory processing, hyperfocus, petit mal, ADHD?  My son is highly distractive and has learning difficulties […]

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For Better or Worse: How to Overcome the Effects of Autism on Marriage

For Better or Worse: How to Overcome the Effects of Autism on Marriage https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/effects-of-autism-on-marriage/

My marriage almost ended. The daily stress and energy expended to advocate for and raise my active and unusual child on the autism spectrum led to complete exhaustion and meltdown. There was simply nothing left for anyone else, including my spouse. Hyper-focus on my son’s well-being, coupled with differences between my partner and me in […]

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Three Amazing Ways Mindfulness Can Impact Special Needs Parenting

Three Amazing Ways Mindfulness Can Impact Special Needs Parenting https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/mindfulness-can-impact-special-needs/

Before you shrug off mindfulness as a trendy buzzword found on supermarket tabloids or at a local yoga studio, hear me out.  Mindful parenting is not complicated, nor is it something that you have to make time for; it is simply about being present. It’s an evidence-based practice that works. It’s about stopping and noticing […]

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How to Help Your Child Gain Social Success Via Executive Functioning Skills

How to Help Your Child Gain Social Success Via Executive Functioning Skills https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/success-via-executive-functioning-skills/

Tired of working on social skills and feeling like it’s not clicking? Stuck in a rut? Maybe it’s time to consider what else might be impacting you or your child’s ability to take his/her hard-earned skills and use them (successfully!) in everyday life. I frequently hear frustration with regard to the rate of progress or […]

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6 Practical Strategies to Support Language Sequencing

6 Practical Strategies to Support Language Sequencing https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/strategies-to-support-language-sequencing/

Available research and parental reports suggest there are a number of reasons to suspect that people with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) may have difficulty judging the passage of time and recalling the order of events. While there is limited research on the topic at this time, a small study found that individuals with autism demonstrated […]

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Excellent Strategies You Need to Know for Handling Challenging ASD Behavior

Excellent Strategies You Need to Know for Handling Challenging ASD Behavior https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/handling-strategies-for-asd-behavior/

Do you avoid saying ‘no’? Do you only use the vacuum cleaner when your child is out of the house? Are you dreading dinnertime because the supermarket ran out of the particular brand of chicken nuggets that you usually buy? These are all questions often answered as ‘yes’ by parents of children with autism spectrum […]

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Top Advice on How to Approach Your ASD Teen About Hygiene

Top Advice on How to Approach Your ASD Teen About Hygiene https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/approach-asd-teen-about-hygiene/

My son Ryan entered puberty way ahead of schedule, and I was caught by surprise scrambling to create strategies to help navigate his increased need for a basic daily hygiene regimen. What I needed was a buy-in from him: a plan to get Ry excited about cleanliness and a method to point him down the […]

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Anxiety and Autism: Best Ways to Relieve the Effects of Anxiety

Anxiety and Autism: Best Ways to Relieve the Effects of Anxiety on Autism https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/anxiety-and-autism/

Anxiety and autism disorders Approximately 40 percent of children with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD) also have an anxiety disorder (Steensel, Bögels, & Perrin, 2011). Anxiety can exacerbate symptoms of ASD making communication and social interactions increasingly difficult. Helping a child with autism learn practical skills to manage his/her anxiety can improve quality of life […]

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Easy Ways to Create Some Calm for a Child with ASD This Holiday

Easy Ways to Create Some Calm for a Child with ASD This Holiday https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/create-calm-asd-child-holidays

It’s no secret that the holidays can be a very stressful time of year. The extra expectations, events, and parties that are supposed to be magical and wondrous can fall short. Too often, the season can leave adults frazzled, and as the snowflakes dance softly from the sky, children, too, can become overwhelmed. In spite […]

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How to Talk With Children With Autism About Death and Grief

How to Talk With Children With Autism About Death and Grief https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/talk-about-death-and-grief/

When Benay Josselson’s husband, Steven, died suddenly at age 39, she knew she was entering uncharted territory. In the midst of dealing with her own devastating loss, she needed to help her young children, ages five and eight at the time, process the death of their father. Making matters more complicated, the older of the […]

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