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Top Advice on Surviving the Tween and Teen Years With Autism

Top Advice on Surviving the Tween and Teen Years With Autism https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/surviving-tween-and-teen-years/

Hi, my name is Leanne. I’m from Upstate New York and have Asperger’s syndrome. As we all know, the tween and teen years are rough for most people. However, for people on the autism spectrum, this time in life can be especially hard, and can bring on some unique challenges. People with autism go through […]

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Mind Palace: Easy Ways to Connect With Your Child’s Creative Mind

Mind Palace: Easy Ways to Connect With Your Child's Creative Mind https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/connect-with-childs-creative-mind/

The images show representative neurons from unaffected brains (left) and brains from autistic patients (right); the spines on the neurons indicate the location of synapses. (Image: Guomei Tang and Mark S. Sonders/CUMC) When I began to suspect my son had autism, I had no idea how to connect or communicate with him. I was terrified […]

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The Power of Embracing What I Don’t Know As an Autism Parent

The Power of Embracing What I Don’t Know As an Autism Parent http://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/embracing-autism-parent

I’m a reasonably intelligent man, but I know nothing. I’m simply a dad, only five years into my adventure as an autism parent, trying to learn and share my observations. That’s a good place to start if, like me, you want to be involved in healthy dialogues on autism. We can’t be clinging too tightly […]

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A Letter of Understanding and Unconditional Love

A Letter of Understanding and Unconditional Love https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/letter-understanding-unconditional-love

This letter is addressed to anyone who loves a person on the autism spectrum disorder (ASD) or wants a better understanding. Eight doctors, blood work, and a brain scan later, no one could clearly explain autism or tell us why it happened to our son. Our hope is that this letter helps to lift fears, […]

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Issue 71 – Navigating A New Year

  Buy Single Issue Subscribe today and save 50% Features: Why Not Pledge to Cut Yourself Some Slack In the New Year? The father of a young, nonverbal boy compassionately reviews the true value of new year’s resolutions. James Guttman Easy Ways to Add Simple Communication Strategies to a Kid’s Life A speech-language pathologist, parent […]

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A Letter of Encouragement Inspires Special Needs Families

A Letter of Encouragement Inspires Special Needs Families https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/letter-inspires-special-needs-families

When Ewa Omahen met a woman at work who was in a state of despair over her son’s disabilities, she chose to reach out. As a mother of a 15-year-old son with autism, Ewa well understood the challenges that go hand-in-hand with raising children with special needs. Take a look at the touching letter Ewa wrote encouraging […]

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7 Tips To Help Support Married Couples on the Spectrum

7 Tips To Help Support Married Couples on the Spectrum https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/tips-support-married-couples-autism

In June, at the Milestones 15th Annual Autism Conference in Cleveland, Ohio, my wife Kristen and I were on a panel with three other couples discussing “Love and Marriage on the Spectrum.” By speaking with these couples, I gained insight for successful marriages on the spectrum. I would like to share some of this vital […]

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How You Can Promote Autism Awareness This April

Autism awareness month In April 1970, the Autism Society celebrated the first Autism Awareness Month. During this month, the American public is encouraged to further educate themselves on autism, how to recognize the early warning signs, and support research efforts. Events are held nationwide and range from celebrations of the diversity of people with autism […]

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A New Autism Perspective: The Other Side of the Table

A New Autism Perspective: The Other Side of the Table https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/new-autism-perspective-side

I’ve been on both sides of the table. I’ve been the professional telling you what your child can and cannot do. I’ve reviewed Individualized Education Programs (IEPs) and have felt the hurt from parents when they review the results. I have watched parents sit in IEP meetings, crying as professionals discussed their child. My heart […]

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