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The Cruel Double-Standard Behind Autism and Access

The Cruel Double-Standard Behind Autism and Access https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/standard-behind-autism-and-access/

Recently, The Washington Post published my opinion piece My Son Has Autism. He Deserves Separate Sensory-Friendly Opportunities which focused on why sensory-friendly (SF) opportunities should be the law of the land. The swift rise of vitriol alerted me to ways in which message being misconstrued on many sides, even by select parents who themselves have […]

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Understanding Autism: I See You Now

Understanding Autism: I See You Now https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/understanding-autism-i-see-you/

He gazed at me through unblinking, dark marbles of rage. The eyes were cold, but his face was red hot …a volcano! Memories of a volcano ripping through the earth’s crust crept into the corner of my mind, as the rest of my brain struggled to understand what was happening. Mum once told me that […]

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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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Meet Richie Smith – A Remarkable Man With Big Ambitions

Meet Richie Smith - A Remarkable Man With Big Ambitions https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/remarkable-man-with-big-ambitions/

Richie Smith is a managing director of Awesometistic, a unique autism training business. Diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder at 33 years old, Richie’s goal is to generate autism understanding and acceptance wherever he goes. Can you share with me what life was like growing up without an official autism diagnosis? Growing up without a diagnosis […]

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An Exclusive Look at AUTISM With Celeste Viciere

An Exclusive Look at AUTISM With Celeste Viciere https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/exclusive-look-with-celeste-viciere/

Encouragement speaker Derrick Hayes gives an AUTISM interview by asking six questions through each letter in the word AUTISM to give readers insightful perspectives from parents, experts, entrepreneurs, and other leaders in the field. Today’s AUTISM Interview is with Celeste Viciere, LMHC, who is an author and host of Celeste The Therapist Podcast at www.celestethetherapist.com. Celeste Viciere is a […]

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Firsthand Tips on How to Get Moving With Inertia

Firsthand Tips on How to Get Moving With Inertia https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/get-moving-tips-with-inertia/

I heard Mom’s voice, “We’re here, Peter! Time for gymnastics!” I told my body to move. “Hands unbuckle, then feet move!” But nothing happened. I tried a second, then a third time, But nothing happened. Mom pulled out her timer. “Five minutes. You can spend it here or in the air con.” I asked myself, […]

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The Amazing Ways the Power of Music Changed My Life

The Amazing Ways the Power of Music Changed My Life https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/music-ways-changed-my-life/

Now I had a new title, I was no longer just a girl with autism, I was The Shires’ “number one fan” and I could do anything. From a very young age I could tell I was different. Everyone else always seemed to know what to say or the correct way to act, whereas I […]

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An Exclusive Look at AUTISM with Diane Dokko

An Exclusive Look at AUTISM with Diane Dokko https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/exclusive-look-with-diane-dokko/

Encouragement speaker Derrick Hayes gives an AUTISM Interview by asking six questions through each letter in the word AUTISM to give readers insightful perspectives from parents, experts, entrepreneurs, and other leaders in the field. Today’s AUTISM Interview is with Diane Dokko who is a San Francisco Bay Area native who has been serving for over […]

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HELP: How Do I Help My Autistic Teen Find the Best Job?

HELP: How Do I Help My Autistic Teen Find the Best Job? https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/autistic-teen-looks-for-employment/

Can you give me some advice on teaching vocational skills to those with autism?– Karen Hi Karen, This is such an important topic. Research indicates that up to 85% of those with autism are unemployed or under-employed! The areas of difficulty for our teens and young adults on the spectrum are obvious: communication struggles, social […]

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Why Not Pledge to Cut Yourself Some Slack In The New Year?

Why Not Pledge to Cut Yourself Some Slack In The New Year? https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/new-years-resolution-autism/

I never cared much for New Year’s resolutions. While the premise behind them is positive, the timing never seemed to make sense. If I’m planning on making productive changes to my life, why wait until a certain date to begin?  Even if you do, why assign a strict year-long time period to achieve them? It […]

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