Taking anti-depressants during pregnancy provokes ASD

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Pregnancy is a beautiful and stressful time for every woman. As we are all unique, our bodies and psychology react to this condition in a unique way. Moms know that alcohol, Tylenol, viral infections can influence on the fetuses’ development … Continue reading

First-Then Boards Helped Johnny!

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After we gave him a fun activity to look forward to, he knew he had to finish his first task in order to get to the second and this helped him tremendously. Continue reading

Effective Treatments for Autism?: Gluten-Free, Vitamins, and Other Alternatives

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There is some evidence that certain treatments are helpful. Continue reading

California Parents Didn’t Tell Their Daughter She’s Autistic

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Soon, Leanne realized something needed to be done and was transferred to counseling. It was then that she learned her disability wasn’t something she needed to get rid of. She is now an advocate for others. Continue reading

Applied Behavior Analysis: Opening New Doors

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ABA need not teach children with autism to be someone else, but rather, to develop into a different version of themselves- a version where they have control over their own behavior, socialization and communication. Continue reading

Robot Tutor for Children with Autism

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A Texas-based company called RoboKind has recently developed an innovative teaching tool geared towards children with Autism. They hope to help children with expressing empathy, self-motivation, and how to navigate social situations. Continue reading

Early Intervention: How Effective Is It?

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Children are the most precious gifts that any mother could have. Before the child even takes its first breath of air in this world, a mother carries him or her for a full for nine months. In those nine months, … Continue reading

New Treatment Reduces Autism-Like Symptoms in Adolescent Mice

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According to a new unpublished study, a compound used to treat genetic deficits may be effective against symptoms linked to autism. Scientists announced at the 2014 Society for Neuroscience Annual Meeting that experimental treatments using an immunosuppressant called rapamycin have been met with … Continue reading

Environmental Enrichment – At Home Sensory Stimulation Supplements Autism Therapies

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Environmental enrichment is a simple, low-cost program that parents can implement at home to support sensory input therapies their children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD). A recent clinical study led by Dr. Michael Leon, PhD of the University of California … Continue reading