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JP’s Law Passed To Protect All People With Special Needs

Hot Off the Press! JP’s Law Passed To Protect All People With Special Needs https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/protect-people-with-special-needs/

My 14-year-old son, JP, has autism. As I’m sure you can understand, while this wasn’t something I signed up for, I do believe God chose me and my husband, Perry, to be JP’s parents. Being JP’s mom has been an unexpected and wonderful experience. Through JP, I have become a member of the special needs community. […]

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What You Need to Know About the Benefits of Taking Gap Year With Autism

What You Need to Know About the Benefits of Taking Gap Year With Autism https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/taking-gap-year-with-autism/

As a parent, it’s natural to approach life’s tasks in familiar sequences. We hold our toddlers’ hands during those wobbly first steps, stand close by during ventures onto the playground, sit in the bleachers watching our children run on the soccer field, then wave goodbye when they run the local 10K. We walk our children […]

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Ways You Can Use the IEP to Create the Best Emergency Plan

Ways You Can Use the IEP to Create the Best Emergency Plan https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/creating-the-best-emergency-plan/

It’s a sad fact that school shootings have become quite common. 2018 is already on track to be a deadlier year than 2017. Last year 25 students or teachers were killed in school shootings. So far, in 2018, there has been a 63% increase in deaths from school shootings. As a result, most schools now […]

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Amazing Bakery Run Totally by People on the Autism Spectrum

Amazing Bakery Run Totally by People on the Autism Spectrum https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/bakery-run-by-autism-employees/

As a society, we have come a very long way to embrace children with autism in the educational system. Still, we have not made good educated progress to integrate adults across the autism spectrum to the workforce. As a society, we must break down the barriers and create new paths to employment. “In the United […]

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Expert Tips for Getting the Most Out Of an AAC Device

Expert Tips for Getting the Most Out Of an AAC Device http://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/expert-tips-using-aac-device/

In my recent article published in Autism Parenting Magazine, Issue 67, I focused on the augmentative and alternative (AAC) communication evaluation process and on answering commonly asked questions. Many people have a misconception that once you receive an AAC communication device, this is the end of your journey. This is just the beginning! Receiving an […]

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Simple Ways to Prepare Your Child with ASD for Air Travel

Simple Ways to Prepare Your Child with ASD for Air Travel http://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/preparing-autism-child-air-travel/

We all need holidays at least once a year. Traveling by plane is pretty exciting for many of us, but for children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), air travel can be particularly stressful. Here are eight tips to help make traveling by plane an easier, more positive experience for the whole family: If it is […]

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Training Young People With ASD to Be the Techies of Tomorrow

Training Young People With ASD to Be the Techies of Tomorrow http://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/training-young-people-with-asd-to-be-the-techies-of-tomorrow

There’s a lot of talk about why teaching kids technology, programming in particular, is good for students in today’s educational landscape.  Nearly every other week there seems to be some major news announcement around STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) or STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art and math) and CS (computer science) and even, IT (information […]

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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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How to Keep Your Special Needs Child Busy When Stuck Indoors

Whether it’s raining cats and dogs or just too cold to go outside, it’s important that parents know how to entertain and keep their special needs kids busy when they’re stuck inside. Next time you and your kids are looking for a way to beat cabin fever, try one of these fun activities: 1. Bake […]

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The Urgent Need to Stop Criminalizing Autism

The Urgent Need to Stop Criminalizing Autism http://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/stop-criminalizing-autism/

Behavioral experts say one of the key things teachers should know when dealing with a child on the autism spectrum is to not take that child’s seemingly rude or aggressive behavior personally.  Just as with any child, they say, various circumstances can trigger special needs children to express enjoyment, anger, sadness, as well as any […]

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