Do you have a story to share? Perhaps you have information that would be helpful to parents with ASD kids? Why not share your story/info with us? Autism Parenting Magazine wants ASD experts, parents and caregivers to unite to help one another. We offer a free 12-month subscription to the magazine and a link back to your blog for all published articles. Any topic that is related to parenting a child with autism or being a person on the spectrum is considered relevant. To apply, please carefully read the information below and use the submission form at the bottom of this page.
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We receive several questions each month about our stance on autism-related issues. Since it’s a challenge to provide individual answers to all of your questions, we would like to clarify our fundamental beliefs.
- Focusing on people’s strengths and interests will increase optimism and thereby foster the view that children and adults with autism can go forth and live the most independent and successful lives possible.
- Each child with autism is different and, as such, will respond differently to a variety of approaches and techniques. Our approach is about finding what ‘works’ for each child, and we don’t consider there to be a one-size-fits-all.
- Parents need support and reassurance as much as the children, and we aim to provide this through our magazine, Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest.
- Neurotypical individuals are NOT better than people with autism spectrum disorder, and we can all learn from one another.
- All people with autism spectrum disorders should have the same opportunities presented to them with assistance as needed.
- Treatments claiming to “cure autism” give false hope and deplete financial stability of families in need of caring for their child and saving for their child’s future.
We remain open-minded about every therapeutic approach and, where possible, try to present a balanced debate to potential treatments.
In producing the magazine on a monthly basis, we aim to provide all the information about the options to help:
- Decrease self-injurious behaviors
- Decrease sensory sensitivities
- Increase communication for people with speech challenges
- Decrease gastrointestinal discomfort
- Increase awareness and acceptance of autism
- Supply information on safe options so parents and people with autism can make their own choices based on their individual circumstances
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Emily Ansell Elfer
Autism Parenting Magazine
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