HELP FOR PARENTS OF CHILDREN WITH ASPERGER'S & HIGH-FUNCTIONING AUTISM

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Gadgets to Reduce Anxiety in Kids on the Autism Spectrum

Here are our top 10 items that help children on the autism spectrum to reduce - or eliminate - anxiety:



Born2Calm ADHD Fidget Toys for Sensory Kids - 10 Pack Silent Fidgets for Classroom as Sensory Toys for Autistic Children, Carry Pouch, 2 Carabiners, Bonus Paperback Story for Kids




BUNMO Stress Relief Toys for Special Needs Children - Stretchy Sensory Toys for Autistic Children / ADHD / Fidgets & Anxiety Toys for Adults - 6 Pack




SANHO Dynamic Movement Sensory Sock, Body Sox, Toys for Autistic and Sensory Processing Disorders, Updated Version, Good for Height:35"- 59" Deep Blue




Calming Autism Sensory LED Light Projector Toy Relax Blue Night Music Projection




Quility Indoor Therapy Swing for Kids with Special Needs | Lycra Snuggle Swing | Cuddle Hammock for Children with Autism, ADHD, Aspergers | Ideal for Sensory Integration (Up to 77lbs, Green)




Jarrby Montessori Toys for Toddlers - Sensory Toys for Autistic Children - Best STEM/Steam Toys for Boys and Girls




Harkla Sensory Weighted Lap Pad for Kids - 5-pounds - Great Lap Weighted Blanket for Children with Autism, ADHD, and Sensory Processing Disorder




Snug Kids Earmuffs / Best Hearing Protectors – Adjustable Headband Ear Defenders For Children and Adults (Aqua Blue)




Harkla Weighted Blanket for Kids (7lbs) - Gift for Children That weigh 40 to 70-pounds - Price Includes Duvet Cover & Weight




CozyPhones Kids Headphones Volume Limited with Ultra-Thin Speakers Soft Fleece Headband - Perfect Children's Earphones for Home and Travel - Green Froggy



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My child has been rejected by his peers, ridiculed and bullied !!!

Social rejection has devastating effects in many areas of functioning. Because the Aspergers child tends to internalize how others treat him, rejection damages self-esteem and often causes anxiety and depression. As the child feels worse about himself and becomes more anxious and depressed – he performs worse, socially and intellectually.

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How to Prevent Meltdowns in Aspergers Children

Meltdowns are not a pretty sight. They are somewhat like overblown temper tantrums, but unlike tantrums, meltdowns can last anywhere from ten minutes to over an hour. When it starts, the Asperger's child is totally out-of-control. When it ends, both you and the Asperger’s child are totally exhausted. But... don’t breathe a sigh of relief yet. At the least provocation, for the remainder of that day -- and sometimes into the next - the meltdown can return in full force.

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Parenting Defiant Aspergers Teens

Although Aspergers is at the milder end of the autism spectrum, the challenges parents face when disciplining a teenager with Aspergers are more difficult than they would be with an average teen. Complicated by defiant behavior, the Aspergers teen is at risk for even greater difficulties on multiple levels – unless the parents’ disciplinary techniques are tailored to their child's special needs.

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Older Teens and Young Adult Children With Aspergers Still Living At Home

Your older teenager or young “adult child” isn’t sure what to do, and he is asking you for money every few days. How do you cut the purse strings and teach him to be independent? Parents of teens with Aspergers face many problems that other parents do not. Time is running out for teaching their adolescent how to become an independent adult. As one mother put it, "There's so little time, yet so much left to do."

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Parenting Children and Teens with High-Functioning Autism

Two traits often found in kids with High-Functioning Autism are “mind-blindness” (i.e., the inability to predict the beliefs and intentions of others) and “alexithymia” (i.e., the inability to identify and interpret emotional signals in others). These two traits reduce the youngster’s ability to empathize with peers. As a result, he or she may be perceived by adults and other children as selfish, insensitive and uncaring.

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Highly Effective Research-Based Parenting Strategies for Children with Asperger's and HFA

Become an expert in helping your child cope with his or her “out-of-control” emotions, inability to make and keep friends, stress, anger, thinking errors, and resistance to change.

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