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Reading Comprehension Strategies for Parents of ASD Kids

I’ve created some reading comprehension strategies for you today that will work with 3rd through 5th grade kids. These reading comprehension strategies are beneficial for all kids, but my focus today is on special needs kids, particularly kids diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD).

If you are a parent looking for reading comprehension strategies for your ASD child my suggestions should help get you off to a good start. As you know, for ASD kids, a lot gets missed in the large classroom setting that makes homework time at the kitchen table quite difficult. The ASD child often forgets, misunderstands, and inappropriately responds to his assigned homework. Frustrated and tired parents usually end up doing the work for the child just to get it done.

If this sounds familiar, I’d like to offer you a few reading comprehension strategies. My reading tips will hopefully give you a few tools for your toolbox and take the torture out of homework time. (…)

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Aidan Quinn connects MMR vaccine with his Daughter’s Autism

IRISH American actor Aidan Quinn, talked with the Sunday Independent last week while on assignment in Co. Cork filming The Eclipse, by the noted playwright Conor McPherson. Quinn discussed several subjects in the interview, but what really stood out most was what he had to say about his 19-year-old daughter Ava Quinn, who is non-verbal and suffers from autism. (…)

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Children Newly Diagnosed with Autism Have Hope

If you or a loved have been to see your pediatrician, specialists, therapists, and have been told there isn’t much hope for improvement in your child’s condition you need to take a look at this organization, and the treasure trove of information that they provide. TACA spokesperson Jenny McCarthy is even available to answer questions through the TACA website. And if you live in Illinois, Virginia, Georgia, Minnesota, Washington, North Dakota, Hawaii, or California, there may be a TACA support group near you. (…)

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