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Congress Considers Renewal Of Autism Act

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Lawmakers are looking to secure over $1 billion in the coming years for federal efforts to address the needs of people with autism, including additional support for adults on the spectrum.

https://www.disabilityscoop.com/2019/02/11/congress-renewal-autism-act/26019

An Inclusive Valentine’s Day

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Soon, all across the country, children will exchange Valentines with their classmates. Love it or hate it, Valentine’s Day is here and I don’t see it disappearing anytime soon. Sure, it kind of is a holiday that was made more important by the marketing machine. But I see nothing wrong with a holiday devoted to celebrating friendship and love.

https://adayinourshoes.com/inclusive-valentines-day-special-needs-disability/

5 Autism-Friendly Valentine’s Day Crafts

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With Valentine’s Day less than two weeks away, it’s time to get in the loving spirit. Completing crafts has several different benefits for an individual on the autism spectrum, as crafts aid in increasing fine motor coordination, self-regulation, self-esteem, and bonding between parent and child.

https://www.myautism.org/5-autism-friendly-valentines-day-crafts/

These Moms are Building a Forever Home for Their Adult Autistic Children

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Susan Wallitsch is the primary caregiver for her 27-year-old son Frank, who is autistic and functionally nonverbal. A few years ago, when she had a health crisis and was temporarily unable to care for him, the solutions she found were limited—and troubling.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/2019/01/29/faced-with-few-options-these-moms-are-building-home-their-adult-autistic-children/?utm_term=.c0a171770974

Learning Disabilities and Disorders

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Does your child struggle with school? Do they dread reading out loud, writing an essay or tackling a math problem? While every kid has trouble with homework from time to time, if a certain area of learning is consistently problematic, it might indicate a learning disorder.

https://www.helpguide.org/articles/autism-learning-disabilities/learning-disabilities-and-disorders.htm

How to Manage 5 Common Worries About Kids With Learning and Attention Issues

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All parents worry about their children. They may often wonder… Are they healthy? Will they be happy? But when your child has a learning or attention issue, your worries may be a little more involved. And they can sometimes get the best of you.

https://www.understood.org/en/family/taking-care-of-yourself/dealing-with-emotions/how-to-manage-5-common-worries-about-kids-with-learning-and-attention-issues

Caregiver Stress: Tips for Taking Care of Yourself

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Caring for a loved one strains even the most resilient people. If you’re a caregiver, take steps to preserve your own health and well-being.

https://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-lifestyle/stress-management/in-depth/caregiver-stress/art-20044784

Travel: Yes, You Can!

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Planning a vacation when someone in your family has a disability presents challenges.

https://www.laparent.com/special-needs-travel-tips%20%20%20

Does My Child Have Autism?

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As a parent, you never want to believe that your precious bundle has a problem. But when it comes to autism catching it early—ideally by the age of eighteen months—makes a huge difference. But no matter your child’s age, don’t lose hope. Treatment can reduce the disorder’s effects and help your child learn, grow, and thrive.

https://www.helpguide.org/articles/autism-learning-disabilities/does-my-child-have-autism.htm

Helping Your Child with Autism Thrive

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There are many things parents can do to help children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) overcome their challenges. But it’s also important to make sure you get the support you need. These parenting tips can help by making life with an autistic child easier.

https://www.helpguide.org/articles/autism-learning-disabilities/helping-your-child-with-autism-thrive.htm