Autism Round-up

April is National Autism Awareness Month, so I thought it would be great to share some articles that fellow bloggers have written about various autism subjects. You don’t need to be a parent of a child on the autism spectrum to get something out of these articles. Some are written specifically for people without autistic children. They’re to inform and give you some insight into why parents do what they do and explain why some things you do, aren’t necessarily helpful.

Most of the articles are from parents with an autistic child who want to help other parents. They know the heartaches, the joys, the big accomplishments, and the struggles you went through. Even though not everyone’s situation is the same, you can relate. There are some great tips on everything from traveling with autistic children, decorating for the holidays with them, and even date night tips for parents. This month is not just about raising awareness, it’s about educating, as well. Whether you have a child on the spectrum or not, there’s a lot you can learn about autism and the lives it affects within these articles.

Luv My Crzy Life – High-Functioning Autism Characteristics

A Worthy Read – 28 Things Parents of Children with Autism Want You to Know

Parenting Chaos – Handling Meltdowns in Public

Thinking Outside the Sandbox – How to Cope as a Parent of an Autistic Child

Real Moms of Vegas – 5 Things Every Autism Parent Wants Non-ASD Parent Friends to Know

My Dairy Free Gluten Free Life – Holiday Decorating Tips For Kids with Autism

The Autism Helper – Reducing Scripting Behaviors

Dogvills – The Best Dogs For Kids With Autism

This Roller Coaster Called Life – Tips for Traveling with Children on the Autism Spectrum – By Car

This Roller Coaster Called Life – Tips for Traveling with Children on the Autism Spectrum – By Air

A Worthy Read – Date Night Tips for Parents with Special Needs Kids

Sheri Dacon – The Unique Grief of Special Needs Parents

Kori at Home – Anxiety in Children With Autism

Not the Former Things – Traumatic Stress and Autism Moms

Parenting Chaos – Elopement Wandering Kit for Families

Kirsten Lind Smith – The Dark Side of the Stim – Self-injury and Destructive Habits

Toddler Approved – Ways That You Can Help Children with Autism {and their families}

The Mighty – 4 Tips For When Children With Autism Shut Down

Home Educating Association – Comprehension Support for Children with Autism


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Stephanie is the owner and author of The Autism Diva - a blog that focuses on Travel, Lifestyle, Family and Autism. The Autism Diva is listed among Top Disney Blogs, Top Mommy Bloggers, Ultimate Bloggers List and was a 2018 WEGO Health Nominee for BEST KEPT SECRET. Stephanie values family first and enjoys travel, food, and wine. Her family currently lives outside Boston, MA with ties in Atlanta, GA.

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    Paula Gallay

    November 30, 2017 at 7:04 PM

    Hi Stephanie. Thanks so much for the shout-out above! I appreciate that. I just wanted to let you know that I wrote a book about my ASD son, and I’m doing a free book giveaway until December 15th. My book is “Raising An Amazing Child with Autism, Stories & Advice from an SLP Mom”. It’s available on Amazon, in ebook and paperback. To enter the free book giveaway visit my site http://www.avspeechtherapy.com and leave your comment on the giveaway post! Warm Regards, Paula Gallay

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