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11 Ways to Prepare for Happy Holidays with a Child on the Autism Spectrum

The end-of-the-year holidays are supposed to be happy occasions, filled with joyful traditions such as family gatherings, elaborately home-cooked meals, the exchanging of gifts, parties, fireworks, and other festive activities. They’re supposed to be a time to look forward to and enjoy, but enter a child with autism into the mix, and the dynamics can …

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Setting Meaningful and Achievable New Year’s Goals for Autism Parents and Caregivers

As a grandparent and full-time caregiver of a teenager on the autism spectrum, setting personal goals for the New Year isn’t something at the top of my to-do list anymore. In years past, I used to make resolutions that focused on self-improvement, such as losing weight or getting back in shape, finishing projects, etc. While …

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The Power of Optimism When Raising a Child on the Autism Spectrum

Without a doubt, raising an autistic child can be extremely stressful and challenging. Learning to embrace a more optimistic mindset and focusing on the strengths and abilities of your autistic child, while also pursuing helpful new information and tools and practicing self-care, can make an enormous difference for your own and your child’s health and …

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