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Autism and Family Life

An autism diagnosis affects the whole family. Explore ways to help parents, siblings, and extended family to live well with and support an autistic family member.
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Could the SCERTS Model Help Your Child With Autism?
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How to Tell the Difference Between Autistic Behavior and Misbehavior
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8 Tips for a Happy, Successful Summer on the Autism Spectrum
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Tips to Start Homeschooling Your Child with Autism
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Make Your Home a Sanctuary for Your Autistic Child
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Are Your Dreams for Your Autistic Child Serving You or Them?
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Learn Why Playing With Your Autistic Child Isn't Always so Easy
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How Animals Can Help Treat Symptoms of Autism
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8 Ways to Build a Strong, Loving Bond With Your Autistic Child
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Your Autistic Child's Splinter Skills Could Help Him Learn and Grow
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Should Parents of an Autistic Child Have Another Child?
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5 Controversies in the Autism Community
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20 Ways to Help a Child With Autism to Stay Calm or Manage Meltdowns
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Tips to Help You Prepare for Your Autistic Child's Long-Term Future
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How to Plan a Successful Trip to the Dentist With an Autistic Child
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Why the Defeat Autism Now (DAN!) Protocol Was Discontinued
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10 Activities to Enjoy With Your Autistic Child
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Parents Can Help Their Autistic Child Have Age Appropriate Interests
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Autism Terms You May Be Misunderstanding
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Will My Autistic Child Lead a Normal Life?
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How to Help Your Family to Welcome Your Autistic Child
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Autistic Teens May Need to Be Taught Independent Living Skills
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Use These Ordinary Fathering Skills to Connect With Your Autistic Son
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9 Ways to Have Summer Fun With an Autistic Child
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Marriage to a Spouse With Asperger's Syndrome
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How Grandparents Can Form a Bond With Their Autistic Grandchild
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What Toy Would an Autistic Child Enjoy?
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Why Parents Sometimes Avoid Relationships With Autistic Children
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Does Your Autistic Child Have to Register for Selective Service?
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Top 10 Ideas for Using Thomas the Tank Engine as a Teaching Tool
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My Child Was Diagnosed with Autism! What Now?
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How to Use Social Stories to Help Your Child Navigate the World
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Helping Kids with Autism Handle Parents' Divorce
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3 Ways to Keep Your Autistic Child From Taking Their Clothes Off
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Helping Mothers of Autistic Children Cope With Their Depression
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How Parents Can Choose the Appropriate School for Kids With Autism
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Discover the Best Types of Dogs for Children With Autism
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10 Tips for Understanding and Managing Your Autistic Child's Behavior
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Why Autistic Splinter Skills Should Be Celebrated
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16 Ways to Have a Great Holiday on the Autism Spectrum
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10 Kinds of Gifts Autistic Kids (and Their Parents) Will Hate
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How Lack of Social Motivation Impacts People with Autism
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Articles With Advice for Living With an Autistic Child