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Understanding Self-Injurious Behavior in Children with Autism

Posted by National Autism Network , in Strategies for Parents 02 December 2015 · 2,473 views
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Understanding Self-Injurious Behavior in Children with Autism Among the bleakest aspects of autism spectrum disorder is engagement in self-injurious behavior (SIB). Self-injurious behaviors are not the norm for children on the spectrum, but they may be more common than you might realize and are agonizing for children and parents alike. These damaging indulgences are incredibly difficult for parents to observe, let a...


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Anxiety on the Spectrum: Assessment and Treatment

Posted by National Autism Network , in For Individuals with ASD, Strategies for Parents, Autism Treatments 30 October 2015 · 1,925 views

Anxiety on the Spectrum: Assessment and Treatment Last week, National Autism Network published an article  detailing how anxiety impacts individuals on the autism spectrum. Regardless of whether or not you’re on the spectrum, anxiety can be physically, mentally, and socially damaging. Anxiety seems to affect individuals with autism to a larger degree and is considered one of the disorder’s most common co...


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Anxiety on the Spectrum: Why it Occurs

Posted by National Autism Network , in Strategies for Parents, For Individuals with ASD 22 October 2015 · 2,109 views
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Anxiety on the Spectrum: Why it Occurs Your world suddenly becomes very disorienting. Sounds become more pronounced while your ability to focus diminishes on them and your surroundings quickly diminishes. You become very tense all over your body, and you feel compelled to take deep breaths as your heart and pulse races.  These feelings last for minutes, although it can feel like an eternity....


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12 Must Read Books for the Autism Parent

Posted by National Autism Network , in For Family Members, Strategies for Parents, Human Interest, Autism Awareness 05 October 2015 · 3,407 views
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12 Must Read Books for the Autism Parent Whether you are a parent to a child on the spectrum, a family member or even a provider working with the community, we have no doubt that you have sought information about the disorder either online or through one of the thousands of books that have been published.  The resources and information available is vast and the sheer number can overwhelming.  To...


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Unique Fundraising Strategies and Tips for Autism Parents

Posted by National Autism Network , in Strategies for Parents, Autism Awareness 21 September 2015 · 1,434 views
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Unique Fundraising Strategies and Tips for Autism Parents Almost on a daily basis, we at National Autism Network come across or are asked to support various fundraising efforts being made by parents with children affected by autism who are struggling to either make ends meet or pay for much needed treatments. Stories of parents quitting their jobs to care for their children, moving to other states with insurance...


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Having a Child With Autism: A Father's Journey

Posted by National Autism Network , in Strategies for Parents 24 August 2015 · 1,476 views
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Having a Child With Autism: A Father's Journey A man’s whole life changes the instant his son is born. That little bundle of joy means a new journey and adventure in life. His birth conjures new hopes and dreams for what your son may accomplish, and you begin to work towards achieving the goal of every father: to provide his son with a life greater than his own. You think about all the possibilities t...


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Examining Eating Challenges in Children with Autism

Posted by National Autism Network , in Strategies for Parents 07 August 2015 · 2,059 views
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Examining Eating Challenges in Children with Autism As a parent of a child on the spectrum, you probably understand the difficulties in providing proper diet and nutrition when eating habits ranging from quirky to truly   bizarre    is not uncommon. While at first these difficulties with eating may seem like a normal phase, over time eating issues can become a detriment to not only the child themselves, bu...


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Moving? Relocation Tips for Autism Families

Posted by National Autism Network , in Strategies for Parents 27 July 2015 · 1,606 views
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Moving? Relocation Tips for Autism Families When it comes to moving it seems that Murphy’s Law, which states that if anything can go wrong, it will go wrong, seems to be in full effect. This is especially true when moving with a child on the autism spectrum.  Whether your moving across the nation or across the county line, problems will almost certainly arise along your journey.  However, you can t...


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What Exactly is an Autism Life Coach and Should I Have One?

Posted by National Autism Network , in Strategies for Parents, For Individuals with ASD 02 July 2015 · 2,421 views
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What Exactly is an Autism Life Coach and Should I Have One? Special needs life coach is a burgeoning profession working to fulfill the needs of a growing market of individuals affect by autism spectrum disorders who could benefit from guidance and professional assistance to improve their overall independence. Life coaches can help individuals with day-to-day matters such as self-care or help strategize for big pic...


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Not Just Another Social Network- For Parents of Children on the Autism Spectrum

Posted by National Autism Network , in Strategies for Parents, Technology 15 June 2015 · 1,139 views
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Not Just Another Social Network- For Parents of Children on the Autism Spectrum National Autism Network offers an abundance of unique features and resources, the most prominent of which is our HIPAA-Secure Social Network. You may have seen us mention the social network on Facebook or within our weekly newsletter or maybe even seen a link to a video on it, and thought to yourself-- 'Great, another social network'.  We are bomb...