Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a complex neurodevelopmental condition characterized by persistent difficulties in social interaction, communication, and repetitive behaviors or interests. According to the CDC, approximately 1 in 54 children in the United States is diagnosed with ASD. However, recent studies suggest that the prevalence of ASD is increasing worldwide, making it a significant… Continue reading Prevalence and characteristics of autism among children under 8 Years
Activities to Help Calm Your Autistic Child The pandemic has caused everyone to go a little crazy with its random timing and its abrupt change in schedules. Parents are home more. Siblings have no alone time with friends and pets are trying to figure out why you all are around more now than ever! You… Continue reading How to keep autistic kids productive during the Covid-19 pandemic time
My autistic son is out of control. What do I do “I need some advice. My autistic son, is entirely out of control, no matter what we do, we cant get him to stop knocking his own teeth out, kicking his grandmother, whom has a lot of health issues, making himself throw up, hurting himself, hurting… Continue reading My autistic son is out of control
My autistic child is not responding to his name. What do I do? This strikes me as a very strange request, but only because it sounds more like somebody’s asking for dog or cat training. Your autistic child may not respond when you say or call his or her name for any number of reasons,… Continue reading How to make an autistic child respond to his name
New Baby on the Way: Your Autistic Child and Baby Preparations This is not an easy thing to do, even with children that are not on the spectrum. Some kids are excited and great when they hear they will have a little brother or sister. Others, not so much. Children on the spectrum are the… Continue reading How to prepare an autistic child for a new baby
The Difficult Autistic Child and Delayed Adoption: Can You Do It? My friends have an autistic child they cannot handle. She asked me, “Can I give my autistic child up for adoption?” There isn’t a parent on this earth that doesn’t think to themselves, “Is it too late to give my child up for adoption?”,… Continue reading Can I give my autistic child up for adoption
Melatonin and the Autistic Child: What Is Safe? If you have a child with autism and he or she can’t simply settle down and go to bed at night, you might be wondering what you can give your child to make him or her more calm and eventually go to sleep. First things first—consult with… Continue reading How much melatonin can I give my autistic child
Can vaccines cause autism Immunizations, necessary for young children to avoid potential life threatening diseases later on in life, have been linked to all manner of issues. Kids have been deafened, blinded and some believe that autism is a cause. Though there are some direct links between blindness and deafness in some children due to immunizations,… Continue reading Do immunizations cause autism?
Can TV cause autism Recently there have been cases of children watching certain TV shows and having seizures and suffering from other abnormalities. The issue here is that TV has been seen by some as increasing the symptoms that autistic children have. Thus, people are quick to jump up and say that they believe that autism… Continue reading Does television cause autism
There are always rumors that there is a link between some drug and autism. Pitocin (oxytocin) is one of the new breed of possibilities. This drug has been used by doctors to induce labor in women for many years. It is believed that when the mother is given the drug the baby has a greater… Continue reading Does pitocin cause autism?