• Understanding Autism from the Inside

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Autism Potty Training

Autism Potty Training

Enjoy The Ultimate Guide to Autism Potty Training! Infographic brought to you by Autism Parenting Magazine. Autism Parenting Magazine gives you access to: · Expert advice from our team of respected autism professionals. · Solutions for dealing with sensory issues. · Advice for handling common transitions. · Therapies to help …

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Autism and Camping

Have you ever wondered if autism and camping go together?  Last spring, my husband I took our boys on an RV camping trip, and they loved it!  Honestly, we had not expected their response–the trip was one of the calmest, most peaceful family vacations we’ve ever had.  And, the boys …

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Feeding Clinics for Autistic Children: Did you know some autistic children cannot eat solid food?

Some children with autism cannot eat solid foods because of sensory issues in the mouth and throat, or because of GI issues.  While uncommon, this scenario exists.  The affected children can only eat pureed foods. For these children, a feeding clinic can be the best option. At the 2016 “Feeding Disorders …

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Step-by-Step Guide: WHAT TO DO WHEN YOUR AUTISTIC CHILD ONLY EATS CERTAIN FOODS?

autism picky eater

The following post was written by Nicole Bureau, a wonderful pre-school Special Education Teacher, and friend of mine.  Help me welcome Nicole to my website as a new contributing author.  I hope you will all keep a look out for more posts as she shares her expertise and advice about …

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Gifts ideas for an Autistic Kids

gifts autistic child

I hope you enjoy the following info-graphic Gifts for an Autistic Child by Autism Parenting Magazine! Coming up: A guide to the Best Sensory Products for Autistic Kids: What we have in our house   Autism Parenting Magazine gives you access to: · Expert advice from our team of respected …

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A gut connection: Can probiotics help autism?

Probiotics autism GI issues

I have a gazillion gut issues from IBS to my recently diagnosed Celiac disease.  This has made me acutely aware of how important probiotics can be.  Since starting a daily regime of prebiotics and probiotics–yes, we need both–my gut issues have lessened.  Although I have no issues taking capsule forms …

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Traveling with Autism: Not Letting Autism Hold Us Back

Long Beach NY Autism travel

Overlooking the bay in Old San Juan For a long time, we let Autism stop us from traveling the world as I dreamed of doing. There were always too many things to think about, and everything felt too hard. But, you know what? I’m done. We will go–travel–live life differently, …

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Social Stories for Autistic Children

Social stories are a great way to prepare autistic children for events, changes in routine, and activities of daily living. Below find an infographic brought to you by Autism Parenting Magazine. This infographic is an excellent summary. I hope you find it helpful and take a moment to let me …

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Three Things that Helped my Autistic Kids to Sleep

Sleeping is a huge struggle in our house. We have trouble falling asleep, more trouble staying asleep, and it’s a nightmare at bedtime getting our tribe to settle down. Admittedly, little has worked for getting the boys, or me for that matter, to sleep. But of the many things we’ve …

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Insomnia After Going Gluten-Free: Tips to Get a Good Night’s Sleep

Hi Everyone,   Recently, I was diagnosed with Celiac Disease.   Celiac is beyond Gluten Intolerance, it is an auto-immune disease. When gluten is introduced into the system– no matter how minuscule–antibodies are formed and my immune system attacks the inside of my intestines. There is no cure for Celiac …

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