Autism

20 Things I’ve Learned Since My Son Was Diagnosed with Autism

Just when I think I can’t do another day, my son does something amazing and changes my entire POV. Autism. I never thought it was possible, but somehow, rather than fighting it, I have learned to welcome it. I have learned to know it. And I have even learned to embrace it. Here are 20 things I’ve...

Government Will Require Handling Autism To Be a Part of Teacher’s Core Training

Celebrity Kim Raver reads about autism to children. Many autism advocates are happy with the new core training for teachers that includes handling students with autism. (Photo : Photo by Bryan Bedder/Getty Images) Teachers will now be trained how to support their students diagnosed with autism. This is the fruit of the efforts made by campaigning for...

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...

Courts quietly confirm MMR Vaccine causes Autism-Term Life

After decades of passionate debate, parents probably missed the repeated admissions by drug companies and governments alike that vaccines do in fact cause autism. For concerned parents seeking the truth, it’s worth remembering that the exact same people who own the world’s drug companies also own America’s news outlets. Finding propaganda-free information has been...

9 Things I Wish I’d Known During Our Autism Diagnosis Process-Health Insurance

I remember back to the time that I first told my Hail’s pediatrician we would like to have our boy tested for autism. We’d noticed a lot of odd behavior — he would line everything up when he played, he had sensitivity issues and would gag on foods, would yank on his hair until...

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...

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...

6 people share the hardest part of autism

In response, countless members of our community shared their perspectives on what they believe to be the hardest parts about autism. We wanted to share their stories with you, along with resources for our community. This is what they had to say… A parent writes, Did you know? Autism Speaks has compiled a page of tools and resources specifically for those...

Many children with autism take multiple drugs

Children with autism often have an array of challenging symptoms — irritability, anxiety, sadness, aggression and inattention — and thefew behavioral therapies that may improve these symptoms are time-intensive, expensive and sometimes inaccessible.It’s no surprise then, that many doctors and families turn to medications to alleviate symptoms — for example, antidepressants to relieve sadness,...

First Day of His Life’: Loved Ones Start Treatment Fund for New Jersey Teen with Autism-Term life

Laura Morgan feels she has one chance to give her son Jackson a normal life. The 14-year-old, who she lovingly refers to as Jack, has been battling a complex case of Autism where he injures himself, sometimes severely, with bruises, black eyes and internal bleeding. He was diagnosed as a toddler and as the teen...

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