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12 Easy Steps to Creating the Most Comprehensive IEP

12 Easy Steps to Creating the Most Comprehensive IEP https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/easy-steps-to-comprehensive-iep/

It’s that time of year. Your daughter comes home from school and flings her backpack at you. “Teacher says to tell you there’s a paper in there for you.” Instantly your palms start sweating, your heart starts pounding, and you feel like you want to throw up. You know what’s inside without even looking. It’s […]

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Autism Stimming: Causes, Management, and Types

Autism Stimming: Causes, Management, and Types https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/autism-stimming-causes-management-and-types

What is stimming? Stimming or stim is a shortened term for self-stimulation and is one of the many indicators of autism spectrum disorder (ASD). A person who stims shows repetitive body movements that can involve all five senses or moving objects in a repetitive motion. It is also called “stereotypy.” Causes of stimming Although the […]

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Expert Advice on Ways to Help a Child with a Sensorial Issue

Expert Advice on Ways to Help a Child with a Sensorial Issue https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/expert-advice-on-sensorial-issue/

My son, 17, is rubbing his elbows rather harshly against the arms of chairs or the console in the car.  Sometimes it is his knees that are “getting the treatment” and you don’t dare stop him or he will lose it and go into crisis.  I am wondering how to help him with this sensorial […]

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Finding the Best Exercise To Fight Obesity with Autism

Finding the Best Exercise To Fight Obesity with Autism http://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/autism-fitness/

According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), about 1 in 5 children aged 6-19 years old is obese¹. This means that they have excess body fat, putting their body mass index (BMI) scores above the 95th percentile. While there are a number of factors that may contribute to these statistics, the reality is that […]

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Simple Ways You Can Help Your Autistic Child Communicate

Simple Ways You Can Help Your Autistic Child Communicate https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/ways-help-autistic-child-communicate

As parents to children who are nonverbal or have limited speech, we have to learn some skills of our own to help them learn to communicate better. I have three children with autism myself who are all now extremely verbal, but when they were younger, communication was a constant struggle. Here are a few of […]

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Life Advice from a Young Adult on the Spectrum

Life Advice from a Young Adult on the Spectrum https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/life-advice-young-adult-spectrum

A Conversation with Patrick… Patrick, now 27, is a kind, candid, and wickedly funny young man. I counseled him beginning in his teens, and was later able to share his story in The Loving Push, which I coauthored with Dr. Temple Grandin. Patrick and I spoke recently by phone. We hope some of his story […]

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These Autism Mom Hacks Will Make Your Day

These Autism Mom Hacks Will Make Your Day https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/autism-mom-hacks

I have three autistic children, along with three who are neurotypical. They were all born within a 12-year period. As you might imagine, our family household was a wild and crazy 20-year rollercoaster ride as they were all growing up. I, through desperation, trial and error, magical luck, and vivid imagination, came up with what […]

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Gifts For An Autistic Child – The Ultimate Guide

Gifts For An Autistic Child – The Ultimate Guide https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/gifts-for-children-with-autism-guide

Finding “just the right gift” for a child with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is not always a simple task.  Due to the various sensitivities and needs that many children with autism may have, it’s important to carefully consider what kinds of gifts are a good fit. In an effort to help families and friends find […]

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Top Ways Autistic Teens Can Transition to the Workplace

Top Ways Autistic Teens Can Transition to the Workplace https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/autistic-teens-workplace-transition

“I need to have some tangible success in my life. I want to get up in the morning…and think, Okay, I’m going to work. What am I going to do today at work? And when I come home in the evening feel like I’ve had a long fulfilling day and I’m earning my money. That […]

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Top 5 Social Skills Tips for Teens with Special Needs

Top 5 Social Skills Tips for Teens with Special Needs

Social skills are especially difficult for teens on the autism spectrum, but many of these skills can be learned, and with practice, can become habit.  Social skills are critical in order to make friends, get a job, and to live a fulfilling life.  Research from Harvard University says social skills are the top factor for […]

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