Autism

Some Iowa families don’t have insurance for autism treatment

Health insurance is something many families rely on to keep their children healthy. Some eastern Iowa parents who have children with autism are not able to depend on insurance. According to Autism Speaks, there are many Iowa families who have children with autism that do not have private insurance coverage. A bill to change this passed in...

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....

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...

11 People With Autism Explain What Stimming Feels Like

Stimming, or self-stimulatory behaviors, are behaviors people with autism may exhibit to counteract an overwhelming sensory environment or alleviate the high levels of internal anxiety, according to Temple Grandin’s post in Autism Digest. Some examples of stimming are rocking, spinning, pacing, repeating words or flapping of arms or hands. Autistic people aren’t the only ones who...

How Pokemon Go is Helping People with Autism Improve Social Skills-Term Life

Even though we are less than a week into the game, it seems certain that this game is a phenomenon that is going to be growing and reaching spheres of impact in ways that we perhaps can’t yet foresee. – Craig SmithLondon, UK (Scicasts) – Emerging evidence from around the world suggests that Pokémon...

Heartbreaking Picture of an 18-year-old girl with autism celebrating her birthday alone: ‘Hallee’s friends never arrived. Not a single one’: Term Life

Hallee Sorenson invited classmates to her party but no one turned up The autistic girl was left ‘crying into her cake’ on her 18th birthday Her cousin posted a picture on Facebook of Hallee sitting alone at her party The post has been shared more than 120,000 times in less than 48 hours ...

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...

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