How To Help Your Child Through the Social Jungle at School

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How can parents help their children with Aspergers and autism spectrum navigate the social jungle at school? I’m grateful to Connie Hammer, a licensed clinical social worker and parenting coach, for her permission to share one of her articles on this very subject. One of the biggest hurdles to overcome at the beginning of any [...]

Making the Ordinary Extraordinary for Children on the Autism Spectrum

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Parenting children with Aspergers Syndrome and high functioning autism spectrum conditions can seem so overwhelming at times.  As parents, we can think that we need to spend thousands to get the best treatment possible.  After exhausting our time, energy, and resources, we can then go to the other extreme of not intervening at all. I’m [...]

How to Teach Children With Aspergers to Start a Conversation

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Starting a conversation, for a child with mild autism or Aspergers, can be a real challenge. Children with Aspergers will either butt in and start talking about their favorite interests, or they may give up, and keep to themselves, alone and preoccupied with their ‘own world.’ These children may desperately wish to fit in, but [...]

Time Out for Parent/s of an Aspergers Child?

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It’s selfish to spend time away from your child, isn’t it?  I mean, after all, your child has special challenges, so it’s all the more important that you are there for her/him 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year, right? Wrong! All parents, married or single, need time to get [...]

Here’s an Effective Therapy Related Treatment For Aspergers

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Once again, I am indebted to Michelle Garica Winner for her ground breaking work in the area of social thinking for persons on the spectrum. I am dedicating this article to people on the autism of all ages, not just children. Although this exercise was started for children on the autism spectrum, it can be [...]