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Top Magazines for Parents of Autistic Children

Magazines can offer insight and in-depth information from people who have had similar experiences than you. Although it is not always the most convenient to get a paper magazine in the mail, many of these magazines offer blogs, forums, and online versions of their magazine that you can access right from your phone! Here are some of the top magazines that we have found that you may be interested in checking out!

 Autism Parenting Magazine


What sets this magazine apart is that it does not only provide information, it talks through real-life circumstances. Autism Parenting Magazine provides advice for sensory issues, therapies to develop your child’s potential, and real-life stories from parents with children on the autism scale. They also make it easy for parents on the go! There is an online version of the magazine and an app!

Parenting Special Needs


This magazine is focused on giving parents the best tips and tricks while parenting a child with special needs. Topics vary from how to teach your child how to cook, sharing inspirational stories, and advice from health experts.

In addition to the content that is provided by the magazine, real parents can also contribute! Some of the stories in the magazine comes directly from parents and some of the writers for the magazine even parents themselves. This Magazine is for parents, by parents.

Exceptional Parenting


Exceptional Parenting is a magazine that focuses on news that is catered to parents of children with different disorders. There are many different inspirational and scientific articles as well as blog posts that discuss different topics about parenting a child with disabilities. In addition, every time someone subscribes, they will donate $10.00 to Autism Speaks!

The Autism File


The Autism File was founded in 1999 by Johnathon and Polly Tommey who are parents of an autistic child. The writers for this magazine are handpicked by the two of them and know what it is like to be directly affected by autism. They display their knowledge and passion for autism throughout their articles.

The Autism file is more than a family magazine, it has scientific articles that answer to some of the most important questions about Autism Spectrum Disorder. They cover nutrition, medicine and special education.

Autism World Magazine


Accessible for free through the Apple Newsstand app, Autism World Magazine is an online magazine that is written by parents, caretakers and professionals associated with autism. They also have articles written by autistic children and adults! Autism World gives stories with advice for the hardships that come with Autism Spectrum Disorder and offers in depth articles by doctors that dedicate their lives to treating Autism and Asperger’s.

Find any magazines that you are interested in? Let us know how you like it!

5 comments for “Top Magazines for Parents of Autistic Children

  1. Laura Gaffney
    May 25, 2017 at 3:05 pm

    Awesome list!

  2. July 21, 2017 at 1:30 am

    Thank you for this post. Here’s another for your list — one that supports parents as it is a magazine FOR kids with autism — for kids 8-12 years of age: Outfox Magazine. http://www.outfoxmagazine.com. Also, please check us out on Facebook too. The magazine is full of facts, fun, jokes, activities, as well as directed content designed to build your child’s self-esteem and self-acceptance. And we’re a nonprofit. I’ve had 25 years of experience in educational publishing experience and I am an autism mom as is my business partner. It’s been tested and we have a great team with high integrity. I’d love to know what you think!

  3. Aaron
    September 17, 2018 at 11:32 am

    Autism Asperger’s Digest is a great resource for anyone! http://www.autismdigest.com

  4. January 7, 2019 at 2:09 am

    As a Special Education Tutor at ACCEL, this handy list of the top magazines provides relevant information to upgrade and learn more about ASD autism spectrum disorder. For parents as well as teachers, it is necessary to gradually develop social skills and peer interaction in the child. A big thank you for providing this top list.

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