Autism Success Stories: Diego’s Accomplishments
Autism Parenting Magazine
by Berina Avdic
3d ago
Daniella Mini, a proud mother of a successful young man, reflects on her son Diego’s journey as he approaches his 30th birthday. With so many of his accomplishments to choose from, Daniella decided to highlight three that stand out among his major successes. These achievements reflect Diego’s hard work and dedication. Daniella hopes her story will inspire others to recognize the value of support, understanding, and acceptance in helping their loved ones succeed. Diego’s acceptance to Riverview School When Diego was 19, he applied to a post-secondary program at Riverview School, a boarding scho ..read more
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Structured Teaching for Autism: All You Need to Know
Autism Parenting Magazine
by Maria Langford
4d ago
Structured teaching for autism is a well-researched method for enabling individuals with autism to complete tasks independently. It helps them cope with transitions and changes in school and everyday life.  People with autism have many behavioral and cognitive barriers to learning. They often struggle in unstructured and unpredictable environments, like classrooms.  Structured teaching aims to help them navigate these barriers independently by helping them understand where to be, what to do, and how to do it. If you’d like to learn more about teaching children with autism, you can do ..read more
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6 Tips on How to Stop Inappropriate Laughter in Autism
Autism Parenting Magazine
by Jeremy Brown
1w ago
Have you ever laughed at a time others might deem inappropriate? Do you remember the cause? It’s something many people experience in their lives, but inappropriate laughter is more common in people on the autism spectrum. What causes autistic children to experience inappropriate laughter? How can we help them recognize and address inappropriate laughter? There are ways we, as parents, can help our children manage their laughter during inappropriate situations. What causes inappropriate laughter in autism? Like many other issues related to autism spectrum disorder, there’s no singular cause for ..read more
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Autism and Introversion: What’s the Difference?
Autism Parenting Magazine
by Cory Morrison
1w ago
It’s easy to confuse autism and introversion since both conditions impact how a person interacts with the world. So many times, parents and caregivers wonder where the lines blur. Let’s get it straightened out once and for all and provide you with some practical help to ensure everyone gets what they need. If you’d like to learn how to help your child develop social skills, you can download your free guide here: What is introversion? Introversion refers to a tendency or a personality type that prefers doing things alone and does not require much social interaction. Introverts, in general, tend ..read more
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Biting Nails in Autism: Causes and Management
Autism Parenting Magazine
by Jeremy Brown
1w ago
When you get nervous or anxious, have you ever bitten your nails? It’s a common behavior for many people, depending on the circumstances they are facing. Nail biting in autism is often observed. It is often one of many stimming behaviors exhibited by autistic children. These repetitive behaviors can help fulfill a need for oral stimulation. However, they can also cause problems for children with autism. But there are ways to manage this stimming behavior and help with this oral fixation. If you’d like to learn more about stimming in autism, you can download your free guide here:  Content ..read more
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6 Tips for Building Vocabulary in Children with Autism
Autism Parenting Magazine
by Maria Langford
2w ago
Building vocabulary in children with autism can be challenging because of their unique language and communication difficulties. It’s important to build their vocabulary early because vocabulary knowledge is the foundation of language comprehension.  Autistic children may struggle to build their vocabulary for the following reasons: A limited understanding of word meanings (depth) They may not ask about the meaning of new words  They can be disengaged from conversations occurring around them They may acquire simple words at a slower rate than their peers They may have limited im ..read more
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7 Signs Your Autistic Child Will Talk
Autism Parenting Magazine
by Sharon Longo, BA
2w ago
Every parent waits for their child’s first words, but when verbal milestones are missed, parents may want to talk to the pediatrician. Early intervention is essential for improving communication. Yet, once a child has been diagnosed, what signs should a parent look for that their autistic child will talk? Here are seven behaviors that parents should look for as they work to help their child with speech. 1. They’re using gestures and other forms of nonverbal communication A child with autism may have difficulty gesturing and pointing. However, studies have shown that ASD people have low gesture ..read more
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Autism and Humming: Understanding Vocal Stims
Autism Parenting Magazine
by Jeremy Brown
3w ago
We’ve all done it. We’ve all caught ourselves absent-mindedly humming a tune as we go about our day. But humming is also connected to autism spectrum disorder. It’s one of many repetitive behaviors that autistic children may perform for vocal stimming. Humming, in and of itself, is not necessarily a predictor of autism spectrum disorder, but it can be an important self-stimulatory behavior for children with autism. These vocal stims can be an important way to enhance the child’s overall well-being. If you’d like to learn more about stimming in autism, you can download your free guide here:&nbs ..read more
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Autism and Puberty Aggression: What You Need to Know
Autism Parenting Magazine
by Jeremy Brown
3w ago
As a teenager going through puberty, I experienced a rough time. There were bouts of frustration, anger, and aggression. It was incredibly difficult to control my emotions. I remember it being some of the hardest transitions of my life, and I’m considered neurotypical. For children on the autism spectrum, that transition can be even more challenging. Autism and puberty aggression can be even more pronounced. It can also be tough on the parents. However, there are ways to respond to help children navigate aggressive behavior during puberty. If you’d like to learn more about navigating autism in ..read more
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Speech Therapy for Nonverbal Autism
Autism Parenting Magazine
by Dolly Bhargava, MS
3w ago
In a world that thrives on effective communication, ensuring every child can express their needs, wants, and emotions is of paramount importance. Children who are nonverbal communicators have significant difficulties using spoken language. Because of that, speech therapy for nonverbal autism can be highly beneficial. A nonverbal child with autism is dependent upon a speech therapist to provide appropriate support and understanding to help them express themselves. Without this support, communication difficulties can lead to the child feeling frustrated and anxious. Understanding nonverbal autis ..read more
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