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What Is Autism And How Do I Know If My Child Has It?

Are you the parent of a young child that is concerned about their
development? Does your child, have unusual behavior, delays in speech,
refuses or is limited in their contact with you and their peers? This
article will briefly discuss the definition of autism, diagnostic tools
used to diagnose it, and resources to get more information.

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Education Dilemmas When Dealing With Autistic Children and Their Parents

As the parents of Autistic Children ask for more one-on-one help in the classroom, the parents of the regular kids want more one-on-one computer training realizing that the job market will require computer skills, all this at a time when many school districts are cutting in those departments too. Often, school board meetings turn into cat fights, as the parents act more like ADHD children in war of words. And if that is not bad enough consider that many school districts get much of their funding from property taxes, and we all know about the housing sub-prime lending crisis, foreclosures and the drop in property values.

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Why Parents of Children With Autism and School Systems Need to Work Together

School systems across the country are facing an uphill battle. With autism on the rise, school systems are taking in more and more students who are on the spectrum. Although many systems have trained staff in place, most districts are at a loss of what to do and how to handle the situation. Parents are becoming increasingly frustrated and in some cases, schools are being sued in order for a child to receive proper therapy. This does not need to be the case if both parents and school staff work together to provide the proper environment. First and foremost, a school is not a place for a parent to drop off their child to be babysat, especially if that child has special needs. A school is a place for learning, social skills building as well as a place to learn life skills. Many parents of children with special needs put an enormous burden on a school to provide everything their child needs without providing any support. The reality is, if this happens, the child will fail and nobody wins.

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