Category Archives for "Autism Health"

Articles that focus on health concerns and solutions such as dealing with allergies, the benefits of chiropractic care, yoga, holistic approaches, etc.

Pathological Demand Avoidance for Autism (PDA)

Pathological Demand Avoidance for Autism (PDA) https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/pathological-demand-avoidance-autism

What is Pathological Demand Avoidance? Pathological Demand Avoidance is a behavior profile seen in people with autism. A person with this trait refuses to follow demands that can be considered part of daily life such as going to school, eating dinner, or going to bed. This uncooperativeness is said to be based on anxiety and […]

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Medical Cannabis, Autism, and the Transformation of Medicine

Medical Cannabis, Autism, and the Transformation of Medicine https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/medical-cannabis-autism-transformation-medicine/

In 1987, during my freshman year at Lehigh University, our first English assignment was to write a letter to an elected official advocating for a controversial issue of our choosing. I decided to write my United States congressman to express why I believed marijuana should be legalized. What was supposed to be a three to […]

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Expert Advice on Caring for Your ASD Child’s Teeth for Life

Expert Advice on Caring for Your ASD Child’s Teeth for Life https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/advice-caring-asd-childs-teeth/

When it comes to dental hygiene, it can be challenging for children with autism to regularly brush their teeth. They might experience discomfort when cleaning for the first time, making them dislike performing this important task. If you are a parent or a caregiver, you must be creative and consistent in finding ways to establish […]

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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. According to documentation from the DSM-5, oppositional defiant disorder is “a pattern of angry/irritable mood, argumentative/defiant […]

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GABA Supplements for Autism

GABA Supplements for Autism https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/gaba-supplements-for-autism/

What is GABA? Gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) is the primary inhibitory neurotransmitter in the central nervous system. It is responsible for “reducing neuronal excitability throughout the nervous system.” By decreasing activity in the nervous system, GABA aid in reducing fight or flight responses such as fear, anxiety, aggression, stress, and agitation. Research suggests it might also […]

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The Thyroid and Autism Connection

The Thyroid and Autism Connection https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/the-thyroid-autism-connection/

Scientists and researchers have noted that autism and thyroid disease are two epidemics on the rise. Dr. Raphael Kellman believes autism and thyroid disease are closely related. His study showed that 75 percent of children with autism have undiagnosed thyroid problems often due to unreliable blood tests. The most common type of thyroid disease seen […]

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The Struggles of a Teenage Girl With a Late Autism Diagnosis

The Struggles of a Teenage Girl With a Late Autism Diagnosis https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/struggles-teenage-girl-autism-diagnosis/

We entered through the glass doors and were swept along with the crowd up escalators, down long hallways lined with multicolored fluorescent light tubes hung as art. People walked in pairs, groups of three, parents with their teens, groups of teens. We walked down a tunnel lined with pink and yellow glass through which we […]

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10 Ways To Help Your Child on the Autism Spectrum Prepare for Periods

10 Ways To Help Your Child on the Autism Spectrum Prepare for Periods https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/ways-child-autism-prepare-periods/

Menstruation can be a scary and overwhelming experience, especially for young people on the autism spectrum. As a woman diagnosed with Asperger’s syndrome, I know how imperative it is to provide the right information to parents and autistic young people to help alleviate some of the uncertainty surrounding menstruation. I spent more than two years […]

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Best Ways to Travel With Autism and Incontinence

Best Ways to Travel With Autism and Incontinence https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/best-ways-to-travel-autism/

Incontinence in autism comes with its own unique set of daily challenges. Comforting and supporting your child, preparing for accidents, and avoiding sensory triggers may leave you exhausted at the end of the day. On top of that, you may soon have travel coming up. However, traveling with incontinence is not impossible, but is actually […]

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Autism in Teens: Puberty, Expectations, Symptoms, and Treatments

Autism in Teens: Puberty, Expectations, Symptoms, and Treatments https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/autism-in-teens-puberty-expectations-symptoms

Signs of Autism in Teens Autism in teens can be recognized during regular interaction with others at school and at home. Verbal signs of autism in a teen might include: Not knowing how to engage in a two-way conversation; Usually talking about a single topic without allowing the other person to talk or respond Only […]

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