Category Archives for "Autism Diagnosis"

Top support to help families navigate the many stages of an autism spectrum disorder diagnosis from early screening and detection to ways to manage a new diagnosis. Learn when to seek out professional advice and what happens following a diagnosis to include supportive personal accounts of the autism journey.

Autism and Associated Conditions: Medical Challenges

Certain health conditions may be associated with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). These are described below, though there is no evidence for a causal relationship with ASD. Sensory processing difficulties Children with ASD often have difficulty processing everyday sensory information in all senses, from noise to touch to smells, sounds, and tastes. Any of the senses […]

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What Are the Signs of Autism in Girls – Is Asperger’s in Women Overlooked?

What Are the Signs of Autism in Girls - Is Asperger’s in Girls Overlooked? https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/signs-of-autism-in-girls/

Girls with autism are often misdiagnosed, misunderstood, and lack the essential support they need according to recent studies. Research by Brown University indicates that autism and Asperger’s syndrome are more common than previously thought and girls are more likely to be diagnosed 1.5 years later than boys. One of the reasons for this is the […]

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Pathological Demand Avoidance and Autism

History of PDA The late developmental psychologist, Elizabeth Newson, first used the term Pathological Demand Avoidance in the 1980s while serving as the director of the Child Development Research Unit at the University of Nottingham. While observing children at play and interviewing their parents, she first worked with children who were non-communicative but began to […]

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Oppositional Defiant Disorder Treatment Plan

Oppositional Defiant Disorder Treatment Plan https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/oppositional-defiant-disorder-treatment-plan/

What Is Oppositional Defiant Disorder? Oppositional defiant disorder (ODD) is a type of behavior disorder mostly seen in children. Children with ODD have consistent behavior patterns which include being argumentative and defiant towards parents and other figures of authority. This is a different condition to Pathological Demand Avoidance (PDA) where the drive to avoid demands […]

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Regressive Autism – Why It Occurs

What is Regressive Autism? https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/what-is-regressive-autism

Has your talkative, engaged, and very energetic child suddenly become quiet and uninterested? Does your child exhibit new, unusual habits? Have you noticed speech regression? If you answered yes, then he/she may have what’s called regressive autism. Based on data from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), one in every 68 children […]

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