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5 Tips To Balance ASD Kids And Work - Autism Parenting Magazine

5 Tips To Balance ASD Kids And Work - Autism Parenting Magazine | Autism Parenting | Scoop.it
By Aradhana Pandey Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is classified within a ‘spectrum’ of  behavioral disorders that are often diagnosed in early childhood.  Many children with autism struggle with communication, socializing, and exhibit repetitive actions.  As a result, many ASD kids require hands-on parenting in order to meet their daily needs.  As parents, you have to …
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Help: I Don't Know How to Choose an Applied Behavior Analysis Provider - Autism Parenting Magazine

Help: I Don't Know How to Choose an Applied Behavior Analysis Provider - Autism Parenting Magazine | Autism Parenting | Scoop.it
 Help! I am going to be starting Applied Behavior Analysis for my son who has autism. Can you tell me things to ask and what to look for in an ABA provider? — Jane I am so glad you asked this. Within the autism community there are mixed feelings about Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA).  But, …
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How Do I Know if Our Special Needs Trust is Adequate? - Autism Parenting Magazine

How Do I Know if Our Special Needs Trust is Adequate? - Autism Parenting Magazine | Autism Parenting | Scoop.it
Sarah asks: “I had a special needs trust created by our family attorney years ago, and I am wondering if someone should review this document to make sure it was written right. I ask this because another mom in our parent support group who had a testamentary special needs trust had issues when the grandmother …
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A Special Life Bond: The Joy of Tickling - Autism Parenting Magazine

A Special Life Bond: The Joy of Tickling - Autism Parenting Magazine | Autism Parenting | Scoop.it
My new granddaughter is now six months old.  She does not do much except eat and sleep. She is just starting to sit up and may soon begin to crawl.  We can play a little peek-a-boo and a few other early infant games.  What can we do for fun to get to know each other? …
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Amazing New Fidget Pillow Calms Busy Hands and Minds - Autism Parenting Magazine

Amazing New Fidget Pillow Calms Busy Hands and Minds - Autism Parenting Magazine | Autism Parenting | Scoop.it
My desire to help my child be successful in school led to a new product designed for children/adults with autism, ADHD, and other learning disabilities.  From the time my daughter Kinslee was around two years old we knew she wasn’t like other kids.  She had horrible breakdowns when her hair was washed, when water would …
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How I learned to communicate my inner life with Asperger's

How I learned to communicate my inner life with Asperger's | Autism Parenting | Scoop.it

Alix Generous is a young woman with a million and one ideas -- she's done award-winning science, helped develop new technology and tells a darn good joke (you'll see). She has Asperger's, a form of autistic spectrum disorder that can impair the basic social skills required for communication, and she's worked hard for years to learn how to share her thoughts with the world. In this funny, personal talk, she shares her story -- and her vision for tools to help more people communicate their big ideas


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Superstore Introduces 'Quiet Hour' for Customers on the Autism Spectrum

Superstore Introduces 'Quiet Hour' for Customers on the Autism Spectrum | Autism Parenting | Scoop.it
Superstore Asda Living will introduce a "quiet hour" for customers on the autism spectrum who may experience sensory overload in loud, busy stores.

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Issue 47 - Motherhood - An Unconditional Love - Autism Parenting Magazine

Issue 47 - Motherhood - An Unconditional Love - Autism Parenting Magazine | Autism Parenting | Scoop.it
  Buy Single Issue Subscribe today and save 50% Features: Using Mindfulness to Conquer Parental Stress Now Expert advice on stress reduction strategies for parents of children with autism. Dr. Neill Broderick and Colin Rhodes, M.Sc. How an Amazing Cat Changed My Child with Autism’s World Mother to Iris Grace, the young artist known for …
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5 Top Reasons Qigong May be Right for Your Special Needs Child - Autism Parenting Magazine

5 Top Reasons Qigong May be Right for Your Special Needs Child - Autism Parenting Magazine | Autism Parenting | Scoop.it
By Sazini Nzula, PhD, Certified QST Therapist Parents often struggle with choosing from the myriad of therapies available. I remember the intense feeling of being crushed by too much information coming at me all at once. Those were the early days following my son’s diagnosis with autism. I waded through it all, found what I …
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5 Simple Ways to Help Prevent Wandering in Children with Autism - Autism Parenting Magazine

5 Simple Ways to Help Prevent Wandering in Children with Autism - Autism Parenting Magazine | Autism Parenting | Scoop.it
If you are a parent to a child with autism, then you may have a child who tries or has tried to escape or elope from your home, your supervision when in public or even from their classroom at school. It can be scary if you think you have 60 seconds to run to the …
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Public Places - The Need to Stay Strong and Courageous - Autism Parenting Magazine

Public Places - The Need to Stay Strong and Courageous - Autism Parenting Magazine | Autism Parenting | Scoop.it
The other day a friend asked me what the hardest thing in my life is when it came to raising my daughter. Questions like these make me incredibly happy. My daughter, Lexi, is a bit on the unique side in that she has multiple diagnoses. She has both Down syndrome and West syndrome, paired with …
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Your Child with Special Needs Is Entitled to a Free and Appropriate Education - Autism Parenting Magazine

Your Child with Special Needs Is Entitled to a Free and Appropriate Education - Autism Parenting Magazine | Autism Parenting | Scoop.it
By Areva D. Martin, Esq. In the famous story, Rashoman, four blind men feel an elephant. “Why, an elephant is like a tree,” says the one man feeling the animal’s leg. “No, my friend, it’s like a snake,” claims the one feeling the beast’s trunk. “You are both wrong,” says the third who is holding …
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New Research: Program Offers Help for Autism and Sensory Processing Disorder - Autism Parenting Magazine

New Research: Program Offers Help for Autism and Sensory Processing Disorder - Autism Parenting Magazine | Autism Parenting | Scoop.it
Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD) is closely aligned with autism in that most individuals on the autism spectrum have significant struggles with SPD (autismspeaks.org). Children with sensory impairments find it difficult to process and act upon information received through the senses, resulting in challenges such as clumsiness, anxiety, and social and behavioral problems.  Additionally, many of them have sensory-related sensitivities …
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Expert Advice on Ways Asperger's Reveals itself in Girls - Autism Parenting Magazine

Expert Advice on Ways Asperger's Reveals itself in Girls - Autism Parenting Magazine | Autism Parenting | Scoop.it
Dr. G Aspie Show – Dr. Kelley Bolton and Asper-Girls In this episode of the Dr. G Aspie Show, Dr. Kelley Bolton takes a closer look at Asper-Girls. Specializing in Asper-Girls, Dr. Kelley Bolton provides  key ways Asperger’s manifests in girls as opposed to boys and also provides tips for parents of Asper-Girls. Watch the …
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A Mom's Loving Look at the Big Picture: All The Pieces Fit - Autism Parenting Magazine

A Mom's Loving Look at the Big Picture: All The Pieces Fit - Autism Parenting Magazine | Autism Parenting | Scoop.it
I have a little boy.  I am the Mama to a vivacious three-year-old.  For those of you who know me, you know, my son is my life.  There is not anything that I would not do for him.  As far back as I can remember, I dreamed of being a Mom, and now I am! …
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Why Autism Awareness? Because No One Gains from Silence - Autism Parenting Magazine

Why Autism Awareness? Because No One Gains from Silence - Autism Parenting Magazine | Autism Parenting | Scoop.it
  There was a time that I did not say that my son had autism.  There was a time that I felt the stares while my son screamed, yelled, punched me until I could get him to a safe place.   There was a time that I accepted the judgment, the raised eyebrows.  There was a …
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What's New on the Bookshelf: AMULET - Autism Parenting Magazine

What's New on the Bookshelf: AMULET - Autism Parenting Magazine | Autism Parenting | Scoop.it
Amulet is a magical story of cave dwellers, clowns and vegetarian dragons. Eleven year old Dion has Asperger’s. The structure Dion so heavily relies on falls apart when he is kidnapped and taken to a mysterious land. With his life now in danger; he will have to use all the skills he has been taught, …
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Spectrum College-AZ Announces 1st Asperger Fraternity

Spectrum College-AZ Announces 1st Asperger Fraternity | Autism Parenting | Scoop.it
Sigma Tau Epsilon is the first and only national Greek letter fraternity representing Asperger's Syndrome undergraduate professionals.

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I have autism and this is a poem to my little bro on the spectrum

I have autism and this is a poem to my little bro on the spectrum | Autism Parenting | Scoop.it
This guest post is by Julie Code who’s 34 and has classic autism.
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Dear Friends, We’re inviting you to... - Parents Autism Project | Facebook

Dear Friends,

We’re inviting you to participate in a global citizen science project called the International Autism Mapping Project. We hope yo

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5 Tips for Planning the Right Vacation for Your Special Needs Child - Autism Parenting Magazine

5 Tips for Planning the Right Vacation for Your Special Needs Child - Autism Parenting Magazine | Autism Parenting | Scoop.it
Traveling can be a hassle for anyone, but it’s often a nightmare for people with learning differences and their friends and family. Tight spaces, unfamiliar environments, not always having the creature comforts you find at home…it can be challenging.  I remember a trip to Mexico with my family being pretty miserable because my taste sensitivity …
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New Survey Provides Valuable Insight for College-Bound ASD Students - Autism Parenting Magazine

New Survey Provides Valuable Insight for College-Bound ASD Students - Autism Parenting Magazine | Autism Parenting | Scoop.it
While the news is filled with articles about autistic children, these children are quietly growing into teens and young adults. Many want to go to college. But college is a lot more than just going to class and getting the work done. In an effort to help autistic teens prepare for college, www.ASD-DR.com sponsored a …
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Dr. G Aspie Show – Picky Eating with Dr. Lauren King - Autism Parenting Magazine

Dr. G Aspie Show – Picky Eating with Dr. Lauren King - Autism Parenting Magazine | Autism Parenting | Scoop.it
In this two-part series of the Dr. G Aspie Show, Dr. Lauren King, co-founder of Food Wise at Southeast Psych, joins Dr. G to discuss picky eating with kids on the spectrum. Part 1 answers the big question – Why are kids on the spectrum typically picky eaters? Kids on the spectrum tend to have …
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Your Child with Special Needs Is Entitled to a Free and Appropriate Education - Autism Parenting Magazine

Your Child with Special Needs Is Entitled to a Free and Appropriate Education - Autism Parenting Magazine | Autism Parenting | Scoop.it
By Areva D. Martin, Esq. In the famous story, Rashoman, four blind men feel an elephant. “Why, an elephant is like a tree,” says the one man feeling the animal’s leg. “No, my friend, it’s like a snake,” claims the one feeling the beast’s trunk. “You are both wrong,” says the third who is holding …
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Will My Daughter with Autism Lose Her SSI If She Works? - Autism Parenting Magazine

Will My Daughter with Autism Lose Her SSI If She Works? - Autism Parenting Magazine | Autism Parenting | Scoop.it
Randall asks: “My daughter receives SSI (Supplemental Security Income), which is vital to her support.  She also has the ability to work.  If she does work, will that impact her SSI?” Randall, Thank you your question. Since your daughter already receives SSI, then she can earn more than $1,090 per month from working; however, the …
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