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.

By Jackie Edwards

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...

By Eileen Bailey

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 ...

By Eileen Bailey

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...

By Eileen Bailey

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...

By Eileen Bailey