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Effective Ways You Can Assess and Teach Social Skills

Effective Ways You Can Assess and Teach Social Skills https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/effective-ways-assess-social-skills/

Most parents with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) children want them to have effective social coaching in school to supplement what’s done at home. School Individualized Education Programs (IEP) usually include groups using social learning curriculum. How do we assess whether the child is learning effective skills? Are there any possible negative effects of social skills instruction, or […]

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Types of Autism Behavior Interventions

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What is an autism intervention? Intervention for autism involves taking action, often with outside help, to improve a specific condition or behavior. A successful intervention requires the cooperation of the child, parent, and therapist. With consistent practice and teamwork, interventions can make a difference. There are many interventions that address the many challenges parents encounter […]

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Autism and Depression: Connections Between Autism, Mental Health, Emotions, and Other Co-Relating Conditions

Autism and Depression: Connections Between Autism, Mental Health, Emotions, and Other Co-Relating Conditions https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/autism-and-depression/

What is depression? Psychiatry.org defines depression as a medical illness that causes “feelings of sadness and/or a loss of interest in activities once enjoyed.” People with autism, particularly teens and adults, are prone to depression. At this stage of their lives, autistic teens and adults have more social experiences. As a result, they can go […]

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10 Ways To Help Your Child on the Autism Spectrum Prepare for Periods

10 Ways To Help Your Child on the Autism Spectrum Prepare for Periods https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/ways-child-autism-prepare-periods/

Menstruation can be a scary and overwhelming experience, especially for young people on the autism spectrum. As a woman diagnosed with Asperger’s syndrome, I know how imperative it is to provide the right information to parents and autistic young people to help alleviate some of the uncertainty surrounding menstruation. I spent more than two years […]

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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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Autism and ADHD: Do You Know How to Help with Co-Occurring Conditions?

Autism and ADHD: Do You Know How to Help with Co-Occurring Conditions? https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/autism-adhd-co-occurring-conditions

Among school-age children, an estimated 11 percent are diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).  What most parents, teachers, and school counselors may not realize is that children with ADHD may also manifest symptoms of autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Having two or more co-occurring diseases or disorders is defined as being comorbid or having comorbidities. […]

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Assistive Communication Devices for Children with Autism

Assistive Communication Devices for Children with Autism https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/assistive-technology-autism/

If you are wondering, “How can assistive technology help a child with autism?” you are not alone. Using different types of alternative forms of communication for autism has been proven to improve communication outcomes in children with language delays. The benefits of assistive technology for autism are widely recognized by speech-language pathologists. This article will […]

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Issue 72 – Sensory Solutions For Life

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

Buy Single IssueSubscribe today and save 50%Features:Top Strategies To Enhance Your Child’s Capacity For Self LoveA 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 similarities between autism and ADHD as well as […]

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How to Transition Your Young Adult with Asperger’s Into the World

How to Transition Your Young Adult with Asperger's Into the World https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/transition-young-adult-aspergers-world

Are you intimidated by the “failure to launch” syndrome for your young adult with autism spectrum disorder (ASD)? For most parents, the term translates into a fear factor, restraining them from helping their young adults with Asperger’s syndrome to transition into the adult world. As a parent, your support and perception of your child’s ability […]

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Issue 71 – Navigating A New Year

Buy Single IssueSubscribe 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 LifeA speech-language pathologist, parent coach, and autism expert describes ways to integrate […]

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Going to the Dentist Doesn’t Have to Be a Challenge with ASD

Going to the Dentist Doesn't Have to Be a Challenge with ASD https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/dentist-visit-should-not-be-a-challenge

Taking a child to the dentist can be a very stressful experience for both parents and children. For children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) or other developmental disabilities who have difficulties with sensory stimuli, communication, and increased levels of anxiety, the stress is even greater. From the time spent in the waiting room combined with […]

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Issue 47 – Motherhood – An Unconditional Love

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Buy Single IssueSubscribe today and save 50%Features:Using Mindfulness to Conquer Parental Stress NowExpert advice on stress reduction strategies for parents of children with autism.Dr. Neill Broderick and Colin Rhodes, M.Sc. How an Amazing Cat Changed My Child with Autism’s WorldMother to Iris Grace, the young artist known for her striking paintings, shares how the bond between […]

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