Autism

Hope Still Races Ahead Of Evidence In Magnet Treatment For Autism

The story is a familiar one: the saga of a loving parent’s quest to save a child. This time it’s about the mother of a boy with autism. The mother scours the medical literature in search of any kind of treatment, however far-fetched and experimental. She finds one that seems promising, something involving magnetic...

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...

68 Things To Know About Children With Autism

One in 68 children is now identified with an autism spectrum disorder. However, the diagnosis means something different to each person and family affected by it. “If you meet one person with autism, you’ve met one person with autism,” Stephen M. Shore, EdD once said. In celebration ofWorld Autism Awareness Day and National Autism...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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