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Interesting Ways Occupational Therapy Can Help Parenting Stress

Interesting Ways Occupational Therapy Can Help Parenting Stress https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/occupational-therapy-help-stress/

“[Having a child diagnosed with autism is] very stressful. I don’t have time for my husband, and I don’t have time for me! …I’m always thinking that what happened to my son is my fault. I’m trying to do my best! He needs me!”  —Anonymous parent Does the above statement ring a bell? Are there […]

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Why You Need to Support Your ASD Child in Physical Education

Ways Using a Behavioral Journal Can Help with Meltdowns https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/behavioral-journal-can-help-meltdowns

Children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) move a lot—as a parent, family member or loved one of someone with ASD you can probably attest to that.  There can be constant movement in an ASD household: circles, spinning, running in the yard, in the house, jumping off of couches (or bookcases, or coffee tables…I’m not judging, […]

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Mindfulness: How It Can Help Your Stressed Child With ASD

Many children and teenagers with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) suffer from anxiety and stress.  Research suggests nearly 55% of all children with ASD are actually living with a comorbid anxiety disorder (De Bruin et al, 2006).  One intervention that has garnered a lot of evidence to support its use in helping individuals with anxiety is […]

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Issue 77 – Achieving Better Health with ASD

Buy Single Issue Subscribe today and save 50% Features: Back to School Advice for Parents With Kids on the Spectrum The CEO of Jaden’s Voice and mother to a child with autism gives proactive tips on ways to make school transitions easier for both you and your child. Terri Matthews How to Plan a Great […]

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Simple Ways to Transition Back to School With Autism

Simple Ways to Transition Back to School With Autism https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/transition-back-to-school-with-autism

Returning to school can be stressful for all children, but especially for children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and their families. While summer activities such as visiting new places, staying with extended family, and attending school holiday care can be enjoyable, they can also be extremely disruptive for children with autism. We need to take […]

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New Study Highlights the Importance of Fathers in the Care of Children with Autism

New Study Highlights the Importance of Fathers in the Care of Children with Autism https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/importance-fathers-care-children-with-autism

Education, social care, and health services need to become more aware of the important role that fathers play in the lives of children with autism, alongside mothers, according to research by Leeds Beckett University. The new research is one of the largest studies to have been undertaken with fathers with autism so far. It was […]

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Issue 76 – Raising A Child with Autism

Buy Single Issue Subscribe today and save 50% Features: The Road to Independence with Special Needs Begins with a Single StepAn autism advocate and mother to a young man with autism shares their tender journey together as she teaches him essential life skills.Kimberly Reeves, MEd Seven Heartfelt Father’s Day Gifts For Special Needs DadsA loving […]

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The Benefits of Pets with Autism: Maria’s Birds Heal Her Spirit

The Benefits of Pets with Autism: Maria's Birds Heal Her Spirit https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/benefits-of-pets-with-autism/

A friend’s teen daughter who has high functioning autism enjoys her bird pets. She is aware of their heartbeats and she notices their beautiful eyelashes. Most wouldn’t see these special elements of birds. Maria’s sensitivity is an amazing gift and her caring for all animals is inspiring. Animals are great healers for many children, especially […]

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Ways to Use Mindful Parenting to Overcome Frustration and Stress

Ways to Use Mindful Parenting to Overcome Frustration and Stress https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/mindful-parenting-to-overcome-frustration-and-stress

“Mindfulness is the process of actively noticing new things,” according to Ellen Langer, who has researched mindfulness for four decades.[1] But, when it comes to parenting, it is much more than that. Mindfulness is the capacity to be fully aware and present in the moment. [2] Giving our children our full attention is one of […]

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