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Interesting Ways Occupational Therapy Can Help Parenting Stress

Interesting Ways Occupational Therapy Can Help Parenting Stress http://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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How to Help Your Child With Autism Communicate Using Comics

How to Help Your Child With Autism Communicate Using Comics http://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/help-child-with-autism-communicate-using-comics

In all my years as a teacher and tutor, I have yet to see a frown or a tear shed by students in creating or reading comics. For those who work with children on the autism spectrum, the practice of creating comic strips with free comic generators like MakeBeliefsComix.com or even drawing them by hand […]

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Easy Ways To Help Your Child Socialize Using Video Self-Modeling

Easy Ways To Help Your Child Socialize Using Video Self-Modeling http://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/help-your-child-socialize-using-video-self-modeling

Is saying hello or waving “hi” hard for your child to do? Does your child ask you questions about something you shared with him/her? Will your child ask another child to play? These may be some of the challenges your child with autism faces every day, and they impact the ability to make friends. Thankfully, […]

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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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Exciting Ways Equine Therapy Can Help A Child You Love

Exciting Ways Equine Therapy Can Help A Child You Love http://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/equine-therapy-can-help-a-child-you-love

Surrounded by the delightful whinnies of “therapeutic” horses, I had the opportunity to interview Laurie Willmott, founder of Spirit Therapies. How did you get started in Equine Therapy? I’ve been around horses since I was three years old. They have always held a special place in my heart. In 1997, I was working as a […]

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In the Patterns of Shakespeare, a Method to Break Down Autism Barriers

The past 30 years have brought greater support and understanding for people with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) with new interventions helping bridge some of the most challenging social challenges. We now know social skills can be taught through a diverse array of approaches, from group interventions and social stories to response training and problem-solving. Most […]

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Ways Autism Focused Couple Therapy Can Change Your Life

Ways Autism Focused Couple Therapy Can Change Your Life https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/autism-couple-therapy

As a practicing clinician specializing in adult diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), I have noticed that as the diagnosis of children impacted on the spectrum has dramatically increased (current statistic from the Centers for Disease Control is 1:55), the first time diagnostic rates for adults on the spectrum also continue to skyrocket, making the […]

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Understanding the Gifts of Autism Can Be Wonderful for Us All

Understanding the Gifts of Autism Can Be Wonderful for Us All https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/understanding-gifts-of-autism

I have been working almost exclusively with children on the spectrum for the last 14 years of my 40-year career as a pediatric occupational therapist.  Part of my job is to help identify which children fit the criteria of someone with autism. Although no two children are alike, and children with autism are no exception, […]

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Family and Community Inspires Special Needs Woman to Reach for the Stars

Family and Community Inspires Special Needs Woman to Reach for the Stars http://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/family-community-inspires-special-needs-woman

Nothing will keep Kyleigh LaRavann Dirton from achieving her dreams. Born with meningitis, Kyleigh was diagnosed with autism, developmental delays, cerebral palsy, and seizure disorders as a young girl. Her parents were told by doctors that her chance of walking, talking, or having any type of normal life was slim.  But they didn’t know Kyleigh. […]

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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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