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ADNP Syndrome: From Powerless to Empowered

A family learns their son has a rare neurodevelopmental disorder ― and they fight back.

Child molding play dough.

Sensory Brain Development for Children with Autism

Foods, scents, and toys such as play dough can all make for sensory experiences important for a child’s development.

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Rise in Autism Diagnoses Could Be a Result of Reclassification

We know that the number of autism diagnoses continues to rise. In 1975, scientists estimated that one child in 5,000 has autism spectrum disorder (ASD). By 2002, that had changed to 1 in 150 and today it is 1 in 68. What has caused this very signific...

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6 Reasons for Meltdowns in Children with Autism

There is a saying, "If you have met one child with autism, you have met one child with autism." This reinforces the concept that autism is different in each child; that each child is unique and therefore how autism appears in each child is ...

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GI Problems Commonly Seen in Children with Autism

As most parents of children with autism know, stomach problems go hand in hand with autism spectrum disorders (ASD.). One study, published in 2013, found that children with autism are six to eight times more likely to have gastrointestinal problems t...

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Myths and Misconceptions about Autism Spectrum Disorders

We know a lot more about autism than we did twenty years ago, ten years ago and even last year. Because autism affects so many children (1 in 68) we hear about many of the discoveries. We hear about what autism is and how it affects children. Even so...

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Teens with Autism: Tips to Help Improve Daily Hygiene

If you have a teen on the autism spectrum, you probably already know that personal hygiene isn’t high on their list of priorities. Your teen might not care what others think - they’re not the one who is apt to dress to impress. They might have sensit...

Teenage boy using a smart phone.

Apps for Teens and Young Adults with Autism

In today’s post, we’ll look at apps that are geared toward teens and young adults with autism.

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Autism: 8 Tips for Grandparents

Does having a grandchild with autism scare you? Are you worried that you are going to something wrong? Or maybe you aren’t sure how to handle the meltdowns or worry you won’t have the patience to deal with the constant routines. Maybe you are concern...

Children using smart phones.

12 Apps to Help Children with Autism Develop Social Skills

The following are apps to help children with autism, and other disabilities, learn and be more effective in social situations.