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New theories on autism look at inflammation in the womb

Today, we acknowledge a new day of autism awareness, although, as the father of an autistic child, I have to say that I think that...

Link Between Autism and Pesticides?

It seems as if the evidence suggesting a link between environmental toxins and autism keeps growing stronger. The latest study, published today in the...

Financial planning for families with autistic childern

The list of priorities for families of children with autism is long: Doctors' appointments, speech therapy sessions, social skills groups, and Individualized Education Program...
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Answering questions about Autism

As a doctor, and a parent of a child with autism, I get a lot of questions from other parents of children on the...

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...

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,...