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Public Toilets and Children With Autism

Public Toilets and Children With Autism

Public restrooms can be a challenging place for children with autism and their parents. Crowds, loud dryers, and automatic toilet flushing can be upsetting for children with sensory sensitivity. Fear of public toilets can turn errands, family...
Posted 10/10/2019
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Your Child Has Just Been Diagnosed With Autism. Now What?

Your Child Has Just Been Diagnosed With Autism. Now What?

We all respond differently to information about our children's health. After learning your child has autism spectrum disorder (ASD), you might be stunned, scared, or even relieved to have answers that explain delayed verbal development, difficulty...
Posted 10/02/2019
Choosing schools for a child with autism

Choosing Schools for a Child With Autism

Choosing Schools for a Child With Autism

Finding the right school environment can be a stressful process for parents of children with autism. Mothers and fathers on MyAutismTeam connect over their struggles, including limited options in their region, piecing together the right in-school...
Posted 10/01/2019
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Nonverbal Communication Skills and Autism

Nonverbal Communication Skills and Autism

If your child struggles with nonverbal communication, you are not alone. Difficulty with nonverbal communication is common in those with autism and is considered a criterion for a diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder. Many parents on MyAutismTeam...
Posted 09/22/2019
How good boundaries make caregiving easier

How Good Boundaries Make Caregiving Easier

How Good Boundaries Make Caregiving Easier

There is an old saying: “Good fences make good neighbors.” Having healthy boundaries in relationships is important for everyone, especially for people caring for someone who has autism. Setting and defending boundaries allows you to protect your...
Posted 09/11/2019
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Tap Into the Power of Directness: Use "I"

Tap Into the Power of Directness: Use "I"

Caring for someone who has autism can mean having limited energy, time, and bandwidth. You may find yourself needing to say "no" more often than you did before you became a caregiver. Do you have a tough time being direct with others about how you...
Posted 08/16/2019
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Who's the One Person You Should Always Keep Your Promise To?

Who's the One Person You Should Always Keep Your Promise To?

Keeping promises to yourself is a way to focus on self-nurture. This could mean making a commitment to "you" time on a regular basis to tend to yourself. Keep a regular date with yourself to focus on whatever helps you feel calm and centered in...
Posted 07/16/2019
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Telling White Lies

Telling White Lies

Have you ever told a white lie to be kind, to protect the feelings of others, or maybe to simply avoid stigma? You're not alone.For caregivers, telling a white lie can be a way to save one's strength. Sometimes it's easier not to share your...
Posted 06/25/2019
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What Greta Thunberg's Autism Diagnosis Does for the Rest of Us

What Greta Thunberg's Autism Diagnosis Does for the Rest of Us

At age 16, climate change activist Greta Thunberg is already making international headlines and speaking on the world stage. When Greta shared that she has an autism spectrum disorder, a wave of empathy and validation washed over the autism...
Posted 06/11/2019
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Say "No" by Saying "Yes" to Something Else

Say "No" by Saying "Yes" to Something Else

Saying "no" with grace and honesty can be challenging. Sometimes our fear of ending a conversation awkwardly or letting a friend or relative down can nudge us into saying "yes" to things that are difficult for us. For caregivers, saying "no" can...
Posted 06/05/2019
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