Autism

Breakthrough Discovery on the Causes of Autism

IMAGINE BEING THE PARENT of a young child who is not acting normally and being told by your doctor that your child has autism, that there is no known cause, and there is no known treatment except, perhaps, some behavioral therapy. That is exactly what Jackson’s parents were told as their 22-month old son...

New Version of an Old Drug Could Treat Autism (and Addiction Too)

One night in 2006, Kathy Roberts rushed her autistic daughter, Jenny, to the hospital. Nothing had been able to stop the young woman, then in her mid-20s, from vomiting. Jenny had recently suffered several major seizures and her entire gastrointestinal system was going haywire.To try to calm Jenny’s GI tract, doctors at Massachusetts General...

Helping Children with Autism Autism Treatment Strategies and Parenting Tips-Term Life

There are many things parents can do to help children with autism overcome their challenges. But it’s also important to make sure you get the support you need. When you’re looking after a child with autism, taking care of yourself is not an act of selfishness—it’s a necessity. Being emotionally strong allows you to...

Meet Sesame Street’s First Character with Autism: ‘We Want to Create Greater Awareness and Empathy – Term life

Fuzzy favorites Grover, Abby and Elmo are joined by their newest muppet pal, Julia, a character with autism, in Sesame Street Workshop’s new nationwide initiative.Launched Wednesday morning, Sesame Street and Autism: See Amazing in All Children aims to reduce “the stigma of autism” with the introduction of the first muppet with autism. The initiative, created...

4 Things you may not know about autism and diets

How much do you know about autism and diets? Advertisement Researchers continue to investigate the cause of autism and search for treatment options. However, there are still aspects of this condition that remain unsolved and continue to create dilemmas. There are studies based on genetic databases that hope to uncover some of the mysteries of autism....

10 Things Every Child with Autism Wants You to Know

Someone sent this to me, unfortunately, I don’t know the source to credit this.  In any case, I hope you can share it, learn it, and embrace the child living it.

Missouri Town Builds a Unique Community for People With Autism

Communities across the nation are stepping up to make life more livable for people with autism and their loved ones. In Tulsa, Oklahoma, one of the first autism-friendly cities in America, first responders and more than 100 local businesses are specially trained to understand the needs of people on the spectrum. Surfside Beach, South...

Signs Your Child Could Have Autism

The CDC says that one in 88 children has autism. Could your child be one of them? With the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reporting that one in every 88 children has autism—up from one in 156 in 2002—you might be wondering how to recognize the signs and symptoms of the developmental disorder. While...

10 Tips on How to Communicate with Autistic People-Term Life

1. Please always keep in mind that communication difficulties are common with Autism. We have difficulties in reading social cues and body language. Be patient and understanding. 2. We tend to take things literally and have often trouble reading between the lines. As a result, we may ask a lot of questions to clarify what...

I Have Nonverbal Autism. Here’s What I Want You to Know

My 12-year-old son, Philip, has nonverbal autism but can communicate with others by typing. He keeps a blog where he describes his experiences living with autism and clears up common misconceptions. He wrote this essay in response to the question, “What do you want people to be aware of on Autism Awareness Day?”I want people to...

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