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Children with Autism and Their Special Interests

Autism Parenting Magazine have released another great - and free - guide for parents of children on the autism spectrum. In the article, author Yolande Loftus BA LLB, says: "Special interest…even the name is contentious. Some autistic people feel it’s an almost patronizing term, to them special interest misses the mark completely when describing something they’re so deeply invested in. Hobby falls short by miles. So maybe obsession, fascination, or even specialized interest is more apt? Not quite, some alternatives are actually offensive; so while a more acceptable term is found, special interest is what I’ll be using (as the most widely recognized term) for this article." You can read the entire article here https://bit.ly/3uekqYL You can downlead the free guide from...

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51 Critical Cyberbullying Statistics in 2020

Bullying has been a part of life since people started living in sedentary communities. For some reason, people have always found it comforting to put other people down, even if the comments are mean and hurtful This can help explain why, in 2020, 73% of students feel they have been bullied in their lifetime and why 44% say it has happened in the past 30 days. This article from Broadband Search provides some great insights into this pernicious problem. https://www.broadbandsearch.net/blog/cyber-bullying-statistics Linked with permission from Broadband Search

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How To Deal With Anxiety

This article is a collection of comments and advice therapists have contributed to us on how to deal with anxiety, as well as stories from people who were able to overcome their anxiety and can talk about how they did it. Here’s the query we put out: For people who suffer from anxiety, how can they combat this and what advice do you have? Personal stories welcome from people who suffered from anxiety and have made significant progress, as well as of course psychologists who can comment with authority. There were some fantastic responses to that, especially from therapists who have many years of experience treating people with anxiety. Here’s a summary of what’s been suggested so far, along with...

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Autism

The Child Protection Party was recently contacted by an American organisation that promotes autism awareness. Although the organisation is American, much of what they write is applicable here in Australia. Their magazine, pictured above, provides all sorts of useful information, hints, tips, tricks and advice. The publishers kindly gave the Party permission to share this edition with our readers. Having read the entire magazine, I have learned quite a lot about autism and I do believe that it would be of great benefit to Australians who have children on the autism spectrum. As a political party we cannot recommend or endorse products but we can certainly make you aware of such items. Nor can we guarantee the accuracy of the...

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