Autism

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.

8 Facts About the 'Autism Diet'

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.

Early Signs of Autism

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.

Children with Autism: The Parents Perspective

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

Understanding Autism: Sensory Issues

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

"How Do I Explain My Autistic Son to My Daughter?"

What to say to your daughter when she wants to know about her brother's disability.

Understanding Autism: Developing Social Skills

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

Living Life with Sensory Issues

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 Friendship Bridge to Kids With Autism

Could Breastfeeding Boost Social Development in Babies with Autism?

A new study suggests breastfeeding may help nurture the social development of some children who are at risk for autism.

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