Raising a kid with autism has its own set of concerns and challenges. Here's what you need to know about diagnosis, screening, and living with autism. Get the advice and support to help your child thrive.
Meet Robert Vaughn, a 9-year-old with Asperger's syndrome who is fascinated by the details of astrophysics -- but can't have a simple conversation with another child.
Autistic kids can benefit tremendously from swimming lessons. Here, some practical tips on how to teach them to swim.
Parents talk about the struggles and triumphs of raising children with Autism. Families work every day to overcome challenges such as communication problems, sensory issues, temper tantrums, and societys pressure on Autism children. Video courtesy of interactingwithautism.com
A new book focuses on how "out of sync" teens and young adults--and their caregivers--can cope with Sensory Processing Disorder.
For people with Autism, one of the biggest setbacks can be sensory overload. Crowds, loud noises, and changes can all cause confusion or upset a child with sensory sensitivity. Video courtesy of interactingwithautism.com
For a group of kids, including those who have autism and other disabilities, a unique theater program is setting the stage for acceptance, understanding, and friendship.
Going about everyday life can be overwhelming for somebody living with sensory issues. For someone with autism, something simple like going to a restaurant can be a difficult experience. Video courtesy of interactingwithautism.com
This new wearable band tracks anxiety and other physiological signals so parents can stop kids' autistic meltdowns before they begin.
Children with autism typically have problems developing a social skill set and friendships and often enjoy isolation. One ABA Behavioral-based social skills group uses positive reinforcements and corrective feedback to help young kids develop necessary "learning to learn"y behaviors that will impact their futures. Video courtesy of interactingwithautism.com
These books and websites will help you and your family learn more about autism and related disorders.
In the book Uniquely Human: A Different Way of Seeing Autism, author Barry Prizant makes a point about methods of caregiving that just seek to manage behaviors, rather trying to understand the underlying causes for a behavior.
A new study suggests that a gluten- or casein-free diet does not have an affect on the behavior of children with autism.
Both experts and parents have observed that these gadgets can help relieve anxiety and improve focus in all kids--not just those with autism.
A new study has found that girls are 67 percent more likely to be diagnosed with autism if her grandmother smoked while pregnant.