Abnormal placenta may reveal newborn’s autism risk

As of today, there are no definitive tests to measure a child’s risk for developing autism.  Since early intervention and therapy is key for...

Ask For ASQ: The Importance of Early Developmental Screening

The relationships that children have with their parents and caretakers are vital in enabling them to reach their full developmental potential.  While our genes...

Talking to Kids with Autism About Death

My friend's dog passed away last week. As we talked about how she would discuss this with her eight-year-old daughter, I panicked and said...

Is that autism diagnosis accurate?

Autism is a national epidemic, yet challenges remain in making the right diagnosis and identifying the right tools to make a diagnosis.  Adding to...

Clinical trial attempts to cure autism

Researchers recently announced the beginning of a FDA-approved clinical trial that uses umbilical cord blood stem cells to ‘cure’ autism. Dr. Michael Chez, director of...

Tips for keeping your autistic child from running off

 A recent study examining autistic children found that almost half of them had wandered off at least once – many being gone long enough...

University system not prepared for Autism

A recent report on autism in the American education system tells an incredibly touching story that gets to the heart of a serious problem...

Foods for children with autism

As a certified holistic health counselor and a mother, I’ve had my share of experience helping children with disabilities. Over the next three weeks,...
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Autism drugs on the way, but be careful

According to recent news reports, pharmaceutical giants like Roche, Novartis, and Seaside Therapeutics are racing to make medications that will relieve some of the...

A Family Affair: Teaching Your Family How to Understand and Help Your Autistic Child

Autism requires a support system- there’s no two ways about it. As a parent of a child with the fastest-growing developmental disability in the...