Autism

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...

7 things about vaccines and autism that the movie ‘Vaxxed’ won’t tell you-Term life

On its surface, the movie “Vaxxed: From Cover-Up to Catastrophe” appears to be a slickly produced scientific documentary with lots of charts and data about one of the most important issues of our time. The central premise of the film is that the country’s mandatory measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccine – when given...

An experimental autism treatment changed my life

ZAP your brain? You must be crazy! That’s a common reaction when people hear that I volunteered for a series of neuroscience experiments in which scientists used high power electromagnetic fields to induce tiny electrical currents in the circuits of my brain, in an effort to help me see emotional cues in other people. It wasn’t...

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...

My Autistic Son’s Lesson: No One Is Broken:Term Life

My youngest son, Sawyer, used to spend far more time relating to his imagination than he did to the world around him. He would run back and forth humming, flapping his hands and thumping on his chest. By the time he was in first grade, attempts to draw him out of his pretend world...

10 Years of Progress: What We’ve Learned About Autism

Last year marked 10 years of progress since Autism Speaks first opened its doors in 2005.  In 2016, we continue to strive to enhance autism services in every community and get the groundbreaking ABLE Act, now the law of the land, implemented in all 50 states. Our dedicated field teams will be the ones heading...

Brain Tissue Study Deepens Autism–Schizophrenia Link-Term Life | Med Log

Gene expression patterns point to new autism candidate genes that could also play roles in schizophrenia and bipolar disorderBrains from people with autism show patterns of gene expression similar to those from people with schizophrenia, according to a new analysis. The findings, published May 24 in Translational Psychiatry, deepen the connections between the two conditions, says...

My son with autism started texting and it’s brilliant – Term Life

My 13-year-old son Tate has autism. He also has 3 brothers and 3 sisters and an iPad with a texting app. Tate loves to text.Often we can hear clearly in the texts things he could not communicate orally. When conversing orally with Tate, there are delays while he processes and tries to catch up....

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...

15 Things I Know Being The Parent Of A Child With Autism:Term Life

I’m the parent of a child with autism, and I’m aware that autism, like most permanent medical conditions, is life-changing. So far, hearing the words “your son has autism” was the single worst moment of my life (and there have been some bad ones). When we received our diagnosis, I didn’t know where to...

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