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.
One of the most popular alternative treatments for autism is the gluten-free casein-free diet (GFCF). It has not been proven to work, and many doctors are cautious about it, but if you're wondering if it could help your child, read the facts below.
This video from the Kennedy Krieger Institute, in Baltimore, features three children who show early signs of autism spectrum disorder playing with toys and interacting and communicating with others. It compares the footage on each of these children to that of typical children in the same situations. It helps parents to articulate to their pediatrician any behaviors that concern them, says Rebecca Landa, Ph.D., director of the Center for Autism and Related Disorders.
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
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
What to say to your daughter when she wants to know about her brother's disability.
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 behaviors that will impact their futures. Video courtesy of interactingwithautism.com
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
A new study suggests breastfeeding may help nurture the social development of some children who are at risk for autism.