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The Social Life or Lack Thereof With Autism

The Social Life or Lack Thereof With Autism https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/the-social-life-with-autism/

In the summer of 2003, I had finished high school and was getting ready to start college. My best friend of more than two years was about to leave for the Marines. After I hung out with him one last time before he left, his parents dropped me off at my house. I said goodbye […]

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An Exclusive Look at AUTISM With Kiedra Hinkle-Tyson

An Exclusive Look at AUTISM With Kiedra Hinkle-Tyson https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/exclusive-look-with-kiedra-hinkle-tyson/

Encouragement Speaker Derrick Hayes gives an AUTISM Interview by asking six questions through each letter in the word AUTISM to give readers an insightful perspective from parents, experts, entrepreneurs, and other leaders in the field. Today’s AUTISM Interview is with Kiedra Hinkle-Tyson, who is a single mother of a nine-year-old child with autism named Brandon. […]

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Autism Through My Eyes: A Successful Journey With Devereux

Autism Through My Eyes: A Successful Journey With Devereux https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/autism-through-my-eyes/

In my first semester of college in the fall of 2007, I felt stuck. I was earning great grades, but it was a major struggle. I was confused and stressed out through the entire process, constantly feeling overwhelmed and overstimulated. I didn’t always understand what people were asking of me. By the end of that […]

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How to Help a Child With Autism With Emotional Self-Regulation

How to Help a Child With Autism With Emotional Self-Regulation https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/child-autism-with-emotional-self-regulation/

The stressors of a typical school day are only compounded for students with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). They often struggle with emotional self-regulation, or the ability to moderate feelings in situations that provoke intense reactions. Traversing a crowded lunchroom can flood heightened senses, and difficulty understanding social dynamics during group projects can spark panic. To […]

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Life With Asperger’s: Learning As I Go

Life With Asperger's: Learning As I Go https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/life-with-aspergers-learning-go/

I’m scrunched up under a desk. My 3rdgrade teacher, Mrs. Alexander, implores me to come out and participate. I reply with grunts. All I want is my Game Boy Advance. That was me throughout elementary school—an unfiltered troublemaker who lacked the skills to assimilate into his surroundings. All thanks to something called Asperger’s. It’s the […]

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Growing Up With Autism

Growing Up With Autism https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/growing-up-with-autism/

Back in June 2013 I wrote about my son, who was on the verge of getting a diagnosis of being on the autism spectrum. At the time, I wanted to write about him before I got the diagnosis because I needed to remind myself that my son is not his diagnosis. I was afraid that […]

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Help: My Child With Autism Is Afraid to Go to the Dentist

Help: My Child With Autism Is Afraid to Go to the Dentist https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/autism-child-afraid-dental-checkup/

Many children struggle with the idea of going to the dentist, but for children with autism, a trip to the dentist office can create anxiety and even panic. Here are some simple suggestions that may ease stress levels and make your dental visit a success. 1. Visual Schedules A visual schedule is a great way […]

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Top Therapy Services That Need to Be Considered With Autism

Top Therapy Services That Need to Be Considered With Autism https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/top-therapy-services-with-autism/

Recently, parents of a 3.6-year-old child diagnosed with autism with an Individualized Education Program (IEP) in a US public school district approached me for some general tips on parenting a child with autism. I am a physical therapist with a special interest in the educational impact of a diagnosis like the autism spectrum, attention deficit […]

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How to Find the Right Social Skills Group for Your Child

How to Find the Right Social Skills Group for Your Child https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/social-skills-group-for-children/

Mastering social skills is generally an ongoing endeavor for kids on the autism spectrum. Just when you master one skill, peers get older, change, and it’s time for an upgrade. How do you know if your child is ready to benefit from learning social skills in a group setting? In my office, groups promote safe […]

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