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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 http://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 Step An 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 […]

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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 http://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 http://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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Best Sensory Toys for Kids with Sensory Processing Issues and Autism

Best Sensory Toys for Kids with Sensory Processing Issues and Autism http://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/best-sensory-toys/

Does your child with autism struggle with sensory input? Many children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) experience problems processing sensory input. According to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual, Fifth Edition (DSM-5), “hyper- or hypo-reactivity to sensory input or unusual interest in sensory aspects of the environment (e.g., apparent indifference to pain/temperature, adverse response to specific […]

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How You Can Help Kiddos on the Spectrum Cope with Anxiety

How You Can Help Kiddos on the Spectrum Cope with Anxiety http://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/asd-kids-cope-with-anxiety/

Children with autism often have a difficult time managing their emotions due to lack of language and not understanding how to express themselves in ways that are socially acceptable and appropriate. If your child is anything like mine, he or she is usually worried about something and often unable to move on from minor events […]

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Expert Advice on How To Manage Anxiety in Children with Autism

Expert Advice on How To Manage Anxiety in Children with Autism https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/manage-anxiety-autism-children

There are numerous research studies which suggest that a child with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) may also experience bouts of (social) anxiety. One study, published in the Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, suggests that 70 percent of children on the spectrum also had at least one mental health disorder, with […]

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How to Improve Communication with Your Child’s Teacher Now

How to Improve Communication with Your Child’s Teacher Now http://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/how-to-improve-communication-with-your-childs-teacher

The new school year can be a source of stress for many children and even more so for children with autism.  There are new people to meet, new routines to learn, and all the while having to navigate this real-world environment we call school.  Communicating with your child’s teacher is critical to your child’s success.  […]

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