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At one of our first IEP meetings, I asked about special education services provided at my son’s school, and referred to the students as “autistic children.” “Children with autism,” the principal corrected me gently, and went on to explain that this was…

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When the Navigator announced that he wanted to play baseball, I was enthusiastic. I was also a little concerned. At his age his baseball-playing friends had been playing for years. They were no longer on the field just for fun; they had worked hard to…

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With pathological demand avoidance, one of the strategies suggested to reduce the anxiety created by a perceived demand is to somehow make the demand come from a neutral source. In our house that means routines are dictated by timers, or reminders coming…

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Please welcome to Autism Mom blogger Zafer Elcik with tips and strategies for helping autistic children manage transitions. It is a proven fact that individuals with autism have difficulties with their social skills. Due to this fact, children with autism…

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The most prominent area of demand avoidance in our home was always school lessons, especially math. In elementary school, it would play out as overall resistance to going to school, and to doing homework after school. After we started online lessons at…

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I am pleased to welcome back to Autism Mom guest writer Hilary Smith. In this article Hilary outlines researched-based reasons why pets are beneficial to those on the spectrum. Peanut butter and jelly. Socks and shoes. Locks and keys. Cookies and milk.…

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When I was in law school I participated in moot court. Moot court is a kind of in-court practice for law students where someone plays a judge and the student goes into a courtroom setting to practice a legal argument of some kind. The day I made my moot…

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Please welcome guest author Amy Kelly offering strategies for making Thanksgiving easier for autistic children. Thanksgiving is a time to gather with family and friends, and to give thanks for the many gifts we experience in our lives. While it’s a…

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A long time ago I lived in San Francisco and I frequently had to drive across the Golden Gate Bridge. It freaked me out every time. I was terrified that my car would somehow plunge off the bridge and I would have to escape before it sank into the cold…
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