If you have a child with autism, you seek every way to nurture your child’s development. Sometimes, you might neglect your own needs as a caregiver. Here’s how to give more to yourself so you have more to give to your child.
With some planning, parents can offer their children with autism a satisfying experience with Santa. Here are five tips for making the trek to see Santa a merry one.
There is no known cure for autism. But recent research might make parents wonder if it ever goes away — either through therapy or through a child simply growing older.
Few breakthroughs have been as beneficial as vaccines. So why is there so much misinformation out there about them? Don’t believe the myths.
When Thomas Frazier, PhD, works with parents of children with autism, he knows what they’re experiencing firsthand. And he has plenty of empathy and advice to offer.
To ease your fears and set your child up for success, take action. Start with a few simple tips to build two-way communication with the people who work with your child, from teachers to counselors.
For many kids, spotting a fire truck might be a high point in the day. But what happens when the blaring sirens or flashing lights trigger sensory overload? That’s often the case for children with autism. Many experience what we call “hypersensitivity” when it comes to hearing, vision, touch, smell or other senses. It’s even … Read More
When you think of “autism,” does a male child come to mind? It’s understandable if you answer “yes.” Past estimates have suggested that for every female on the autism spectrum, there are three to four males. On the high-functioning end of the spectrum, estimates have been even higher — in the ream of nine males … Read More
A lack of speech is one of the biggest anxieties parents have about children with autism. In some cases, when a child is struggling to develop verbal skills, help comes in the form of technology. Speech-generating devices have long been available for children with autism, and the era of tablets and apps has expanded those … Read More
Ongoing beliefs that the measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) vaccine causes autism spectrum disorders (ASD) have persisted. However, ongoing research has shown no link between the vaccine and the disorder. Now, a large new study published by the Journal of the American Medical Association finds the MMR vaccination has no association to the development of autism — even among children who … Read More