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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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What It's Like Being the Sibling of a Child With Autism
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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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Tips to Start Homeschooling a 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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Your Autistic Child's Splinter Skills Could Help Him Learn and Grow
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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 an 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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Autism Terms You May Be Misunderstanding
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Will My Autistic Child Lead a Normal Life?
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Autistic Teens May Need to Be Taught Independent Living Skills
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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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Top 10 Ideas for Using Thomas the Tank Engine as a Teaching Tool
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How to Use Social Stories to Help Your Child Navigate the World
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3 Ways to Keep Your Autistic Child From Taking Their Clothes Off
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Helping Birthing Parents of Autistic Children Cope With Their Depression
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Discover the Best Types of Dogs for Children With Autism
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16 Ways to Have a Great Holiday on the Autism Spectrum
10 Kinds of Gifts Autistic Kids (and Their Parents) Will Hate
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How Lack of Social Motivation Impacts People with Autism