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In the News: Autism Research

This current news release is provided by Stages Learning. Stages Learning provides award winning learning tools and other resources for children with autism for parents, teachers, and therapists.

Updated on 12/7/16 2:12 AM

Updated by Marina Ebert, M.A., Ed.M., Ph.D. candidate on 12/7/16 2:12 AM

Autism & Emotions

Advice for Parents and Caregivers

Strategies for Responding to Rude Comments About Your Child’s Behavior

 *Print out out Free Card to give to a stranger when your child is having a difficult time in public.

The “Five W’s”: Choosing when to be an ambassador for autism and when to walk away

Children with autism and their families often find themselves in uncomfortable situations during encounters with strangers. Despite much more widespread awareness about autism, strangers can be outright rude, insensitive, or simply ill informed. Any parent wants to step in and defend their own child, but for parents of children with autism, there often is an even stronger desire to defend and protect their child. These psychologically demanding public encounters with strangers are confusing, hurtful, and stressful for parents and children (Ryan, 2010).

Updated on 9/26/16 10:48 AM

Updated by Marina Ebert, M.A., Ed.M., Ph.D. candidate on 9/26/16 10:48 AM

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Stages Learning has compiled a selective list of high quality resources and support information for parents, teachers, and families. Please contact us by filling out the form at the bottom of the page if you would like to suggest a resource for us to consider.

Updated on 8/31/16 1:55 PM

Updated by Marina Ebert, M.A., Ed.M., Ph.D. candidate on 8/31/16 1:55 PM

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