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!


  • Jackie Brown">Jackie Brown

    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. 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!

  • Dorian Townsend">Dorian Townsend

    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.

    • Sandra Dixon

      I don’t know who to send this to. I wrote a book called, The Shy One. It’s about being bullied ,also about a little white elephant that is different than all the rest in her heard . (The story is actually about me). I sell my books for $15 and $3 out of the sales go to the society for children with autism. I’m trying to get The Shy One into schools but school don’t seem to want to pay for them. Just over a year and a half, I have given the society in Victoria $339.00 how can I get an ad in a magazine. Can anybody out there help me get them into schools? If I had an email, I could send you a little write up about myself and I send you a picture of what the book looks like.

  • corinne conover">corinne conover

    I was seeing if you were interested in a program I am implementing in forest hills, manhattan, and rego park communties. my non profit began 1.5 years ago with much success. I have appeared in ny post, channel new york news 1, CBS calling for interview, and 10 other publications locally along with be kind magazine in dublin and the UK. Paw it forward NY was created by me and my little dog sonny who is a rescue. if you are a physically disabled, senior citizen, or cancer patient and own a dog. we take out your dog on two walks per day for free for up to three hours. trail runs, hiking, leisurely walks, and parks with treats and fun. we also work with the patient and/or member and keep all private and confidential. some need a little conversation and communication and cheering up. we do all that too. should someone ask about the member we say “were the dog walker, they are doing just fine”. we have 68 volunteers and use 38 at this time. expanded into two communties and going to work with the Gilda’s club in nyc. strictly with their cancer patients. prior I was a special needs educator for special needs children with high functioning autism. I in fact after working with them full time as children and adults do not consider them special needs in some regards. In fact they have brilliant minds, show empathy, love to have fun and are very very smart. I like to incorporate and expand the program and who I inspire to work with special needs. they love animals, walks, and enjoying the seniors and putting a smile on their faces and making them feel good. sometimes the seniors have the only human connection that day by volunteers and its real nice all around. I was seeing if you were interested in either interviewing me about my non profit foundation or writing an article myself on high functioning autistic children and truly how their brilliant and smart minds are with empathy and working along side them showcasing the power of volunteering, empathy (which some think they don’t have and they truly do), and their love of animals.

    thank you and you can see my site at
    516 554 1268

  • Leanne Strong

    I am on the Autism Spectrum, and have written a few articles for Autism Parenting Magazine. I feel that it is important for parents to hear from the perspective of an individual on the Spectrum.

  • Karen">Karen

    Hello! Thanks for the list. 🙂

    I’d also like to add Spectrum Life Magazine published by Autism Empowerment. This is an autistic-led nonprofit publication written by and for autistic and autism communities. Although the specialty is the Pacific Northwest, there is a lot of evergreen content applicable worldwide.

    There are both print and online versions and you can read all current and back issues online for free at


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