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Best Education Resources for Parents of Children and Teens with Asperger's and High-Functioning Autism

Best education resources for parents of children and teens with Asperger's and High-Functioning Autism: ==> Preventing Meltdowns and Tantrums in Asperger's Children ==> Discipline for Defiant Asperger's Teens ==> Teaching Social Skills and Emotion Management ==> Launching Adult Children with Asperger's: How to Promote Self-Reliance ==> Everything You'll Ever Need to Know About Parenting Asperger's Children ==> Parenting Children and Teens with High-Functioning Autism ==> AudioBook: Unraveling The Mystery Behind Asperger’s and High-Functioning Autism ==> Learn the Behavioral Modification StrategiesUsed by Therapists Who Work withAsperger's and High-Functioning Autistic Children  

How to Reduce Behavior Problems that Result from the Symptoms of Asperger’s and HFA

“I knew there was something not quite right with my little boy very early on. But, as a mother at age 28 – so ecstatic to have my first child – I pushed my concern aside, withdrawing into denial. As a 3rd grade teacher, I felt confident that I had this parenting job down pat, and I didn't want unnecessary anxiety to spoil it. However, even though my son is the most important part of my life, my enthusiasm and optimism for motherhood has been replaced by fatigue and frustration. He is now 6 years old and about to start his 1st year of elementary school. He has become quit a handful. Meltdowns, aggressiveness, and lack of responsiveness to my attempts at discipline are making me feel like a bad mom. I guess I’m in the early stages of experiencing what it's like as the parent of a child with an autism spectrum disorder (high functioning). I know that this is just the beginning of our journey, but I have to wonder whether my son and I will ever form a close bond and whether he

How Your Child Tries to Make Sense of the Real World

In trying to understand how the world works, children on the autism spectrum attempt to make sense of the parent’s explanations, but sometimes are not able to fully - or even partially - grasp what the parent is trying to convey. As a result, the parent’s effort at intervening or providing instruction may fall short. Kid’s on the spectrum can only fully understand things for which they have a frame of reference (i.e., a picture or idea from other sources). Here are the strategies your Asperger’s of High-Functioning Autistic child uses in an attempt to understand the real world: ==> More parent education and training can be found here...

The Reason Behind Your Aspergers or HFA Child's Behavior Problems

Read these 5 articles, and you will have a very clear understanding of the behavioral problems associated with Asperger's and High-Functioning Autism:  Understanding the Behavioral Problems Associated with High-Functioning Autism and Asperger's Not Understanding How the World Works Preferred and Non-preferred Activities Obsessive-Compulsive Behaviors and Anxiety Black-and-White Thinking and Mindblindness   You're welcome :) Mark Hutten, M.A.

Planning Ahead for the New School Year: Tips for Parents of Kids on the Spectrum

As the dog days of August draw near, you may be redirecting your attention from summer camps and family vacations to the return to school. Soon you will be restocking the supply of pencils, notebooks, calculators, backpacks – as well as doing some new clothes shopping. Some of us as parents wait until the last minute and forget to address some of the most essential back-to-school preparations. The one nice thing about these preparations is they usually don’t cost anything.  So, this is a good time to be looking ahead to a new school year. And as such, here are several articles to get you headed in the right direction with your Asperger’s or High-Functioning Autistic child: Back To School Preparations Behavioral Problems at School Homework Problems Poor School Attendance Back-to-School Separation Anxiety IEP and ARD Documents Back-to-School Quick Tip Sheet Children Who Refuse To Go To School Effective Academic Accommodations Adjusting to the School Environment

Help for Meltdowns and Shutdowns in Kids on the Spectrum

Learn the "Behavioral Modification" SECRETS Used by Therapists Who Work in the Field of Autism Spectrum Disorders: ==> Parenting Children and Teens with Asperger's and High-Functioning Autism

Parenting Children With Level 1 Autism - Support Group on FaceBook

Dear website visitors: For those of you who have a child diagnosed with Level 1 Autism (high-functioning autism, formerly called Asperger syndrome), please join our sister FaceBook support group. We just launched it! And we will be posting daily parenting tips for this special group of parents.  ==> JOIN NOW

Imposing Effective Consequences for Noncompliant Teens on the Autism Spectrum

“I’m a single mom raising a son on the spectrum (high functioning autistic). He is 16 and a half years old. I get eye rolls from him on a daily basis, impatient ‘Duhs’ when I say something that is apparently just so obvious, and the insistence on having it his way, whether it’s a minor event (“I want 10 more minutes on this game”), or more major (“I’m not going to dad’s this weekend”). I think he was picking up some of this cocky attitude from a few other students in school who are known to be trouble makers. Some of it I chalk up to his strong-willed personality, and, of course, a lot of it has to be his disorder. So, because I passionately want him to grow up to be strong, but not obnoxious …confident, but not rude …and determined, but not defiant, I need some advice on how to use positive discipline with this child.” Issuing consequences to an “out of line” adolescent with High-Functioning Autism (HFA) or Asperger’s (AS) is likely to bring out the best and the worst in paren

Testimonials from parents who have worked Mark Hutten's program...

Here are just a few testimonials from parents who have worked the program entitled: Parenting Children and Teens with Asperger's and High-Functioning Autism "I just have to let you know that I just started reading your ebook... I am in tears as I am reading. It is like you have been hanging out in our home, watching us. We are on our 4th therapist in a 3-year-period and not one of them have seemed to have a grasp on what we are dealing with, but your first few chapters have summed us up almost immediately. I had to stop and say thank you." -- M.J. "I just want to say that these 3 weeks since I bought your program have been the best I have had in a while. My Aspie is doing great, no arguments, there is respect, and he is doing chores---Thank you! I feel so “in control” these days. I hope to keep it up. There is hope, I have followed the program, and I have noticed that just a few adjustments go a long way in the behaviour and anxiety-level of children with

Dealing with Severe Mood Swings in Kids on the Autism Spectrum

“My son has autism (high functioning, age 11) and is referred by his doctor with the chief complaint of “severe mood swings, rule out bipolar disorder (BD).” In the past, he was treated for ADHD with stimulants with mixed results. I’m concerned about his “flipping out” whenever he is asked to do something he does not want to do. I have a history of depression and anxiety, and his dad had a drinking problem. There is no history of BD in his first- or second-degree relatives. Are my son’s rapid mood swings a sign of ADHD, autism, BD, or another disorder?” It’s not uncommon for a child with High-Functioning Autism (HFA) or Asperger’s (AS) to experience frequent mood swings (i.e., an emotional response that is poorly modulated and does not fall within the conventionally accepted range of emotive response). Overwhelming emotions can take over, and the child will use some type of coping mechanism (at an unconscious level) to deal with them. The trigger for a mood swing might be t