COMMENTS & QUESTIONS [for July, 2017]

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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 However, even though my son is the most important part of my life, my enthusiasm and optimism for motherhood has been replaced by fatigue and frustration.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...