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Mar

Early diagnosis of autism is extremely helpful. The earlier a person is accurately diagnosed with autism, the better! Recently, a new biomarker- other than behavioral problems and social skills- has been discovered, and more research is being done. This biomarker is a protein found in saliva! These proteins are also linked to heightened immune responses…

01

Mar

A recent study identified more than 100 genes that are mutated in autistic children. Sixty of these genes have a 90% chance of increasing the risk of autism in children. Previously, only 11 were designated at that level. What is also interesting is that many of these genes are not passed on by parents but “rather suddenly…

26

Nov

Pivotal Response Training (PRT) for autistic children focuses on improving a child’s language skills. Language delays are quite common with children along the autistic spectrum. The advantage with this type of therapy is that it is done by the parent and could be done anywhere. For more information click here

16

Oct

Early intervention is a key component in addressing issues related to autism.  The sooner a child is involved in therapy, the greater the likelihood of success. click for more

13

Jan

From Nature magazine Vaccines are largely safe, and do not cause autism or diabetes, the US Institute of Medicine (IOM) said in a report issued today. This conclusion followed a review of more than 1,000 published research studies. “We looked very hard and found very little evidence of serious adverse harms from vaccines,” says Ellen…

05

Jan

1. Expect a lot of advice and suggestions from friends and family.  Understand some of this advice may not be productive, realistic, or made with a true understanding of the nature of the problem. 2. Expect that your child may have social challenges. He or she may not fit in with peer group. 3. Expect you…

01

Jan

Usually, a diagnosis of autism is made when someone is a child, around age three or four years of age. Symptoms of this diagnosis become more obvious as a child struggles to meet the demands of his or her world. Social, language, and behavioral problems or deficits begin to stand out. Often times a child…