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How Can I Understand How My Child Is Feeling?

Some people mistakenly believe that children with autism have limited feelings. If you are a parent of a child with autism, you already know that this isn’t true. Children (and all people) with autism are capable of feeling and expressing love, but they may just do it in different ways. Also, many people with autism are more empathetic than the ... Read More »

How Can I Cope When My Child Has Autism?

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Coping with the diagnosis of autism is one thing, but then having to cope with it on a day-to-day basis is another. Autism can be very hard on a marriage, a family, and anyone who is close to that family. As a parent, you may lose almost all of your personal time because of all the care your child needs. ... Read More »

What Treatments And Interventions Can Be Used To Help A Child With Autism?

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There are literally tons of different kinds of treatments, therapies, and interventions available today for treating autism but as a parent, how are you supposed to know which one is best for your son or daughter? These days it seems like nobody, including doctors, researchers, and parents, can agree on which treatment is the best or most effective. The only ... Read More »

Can Autism Be Treated?

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Autism stays with a person for their whole life; there isn’t a cure for it. The good news is that with early diagnosis, therapies, and interventions, children with autism are able to overcome or adjust to many of the challenges they have to face. No matter what the treatment, the earlier a child starts the better. Some of the more ... Read More »

How Can I Cope With My Child Being Diagnosed With Autism?

Coping with the diagnosis of autism is one thing, but then having to cope with it on a day-to-day basis is another. Autism can be very hard on a marriage, a family, and anyone who is close to that family. As a parent, you may lose much of your personal time because of the care your child needs. This can ... Read More »

How Is Autism Diagnosed?

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Researchers have found that early diagnosis of autism is very important. The earlier a child is diagnosed with autism, the earlier he or she can start getting help from interventions and therapies. Unfortunately, there aren’t any medical tests that can be used to diagnose autism. In order to be diagnosed accurately with autism, a child’s communication, behavior, and developmental levels ... Read More »

Signs And Symptoms Of Autism?

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Every person who has autism will be different and will have different signs and symptoms of the disorder. It is important to remember that a symptom of autism in one child may not appear in another child who is considered autistic. Because there is no medical test to determine if a person has autism, diagnosing it and the other disorders on ... Read More »

Who Is Affected By Autism?

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Autism has been said to be the fastest growing special-needs disorder in the world. During the ten year period between 1992 and 2001, the US had an incredible 900% increase in the cases of autism, resulting in a rate of 1/166 children. In 2012, 1 in 88 children in the US were diagnosed as autistic. By 2014, a 30% increase ... Read More »

8 Communication Differences with Autism or Aspergers (Video)

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People with autism have differences in the way they communicate compared to other people.  This video describes eight common ways that language can vary.  If you are concerned that a child or adult you know may be autistic, see if they may have these communication differences. If someone you know has any of these communication differences, please consult a speech ... Read More »

How Can I Help A Child With Autism Learn More Effectively?

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In order for you to help a child with autism learn effectively, you need to know how they learn best. Below is a list of some of the things that children with autism need to help them learn. Children With Autism Need Structure Structure makes events predictable, reduces stress, confusion, anxiety, and decreases behavior problems. Structure also builds on the ... Read More »