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PARENTAL ADVICE they can’t tell when they’re joking. That they have to be more direct. And not to use sarcasm because they’ll think they are serious. Dr. Moore: That’s absolutely true, and it’s a great way to end this interview! Thank you, Cosette! I’d help them know how to figure out what they need to handle sensory overload and stress. Things like sunglasses when they go to the grocery store be- cause of the lights. Or to bring something to school with them to help them focus. I had a rubber lizard. And I tapped my fingers to the tune of a song in my head because it helped me relax. Debra Moore, PhD, is a psychologist who, prior to re- tirement from active practice, worked extensively with children, teens, and adults on the autism spec- trum. She coauthored The Loving Push: How Parents and Professionals Can Help Spectrum Kids Become Successful Adults (2016) with Dr. Temple Grandin. She contributed two chapters (one coauthored with Dr. Temple Grandin) to The Nine Degrees of Autism (2015) and wrote the chapter Internet and Gaming Addiction in Youth on the Autism Spectrum: A Particularly Vul- nerable Population  in  Internet Addiction in Children and Adolescents: Risk Factors, Assessment, and Treat- ment (2017).  She also facilitates the groups “Autism Spectrum Across the Lifespan” and “Autism Spectrum HELPING HANDS Mentors” on LinkedIn.com. I’d tell them there are people out there just like them. And all the nonsense they might hear about autism is not true. And that it’s okay for all of us to be differ- ent. What they see on TV may not be like them. The Big Bang Theory is not like me, and The Good Doctor show is not me either. We’re not all savants. Basically, I’d tell them it is okay for all of us to be dif- ferent! Behavior Tool Box Inc. Behavior Tool Box Inc. has a suite of software applications to help families and professionals deal with challenging behavior. We’ve been listening carefully to families and professionals for many years and have produced two quality apps for iPhone and iPad: the Autism Toolbox for Families (Challenging Behavior) and the Autism Toolbox for Families (Social Skills). Both provide specific lists of behavioral strategies, based on the age of the child, that can be customized for use in the home, at school, for grandparents, and outside caregivers. 34 | Autism Parenting Magazine | Issue 74 CHALLENGING BEHAVIOR SOCIAL SKILLS Visit our website to view a complete description of all of our six online products in addition to our iOS a ̰Ցȁ)ɕЁɽՍЁѡ! ٥ȁQ)]ѡȁԁ͔͵ха)ѽȁͭѽ٥ѡɔ́)ѥȁԁȁȁ͍