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Doctor Makes Great Strides with Unique Treatment for Autism

Doctor Makes Great Strides with Unique Treatment for Autism

Significant overall improvements often occur in those with autism or autism spectrum disorder (ASD) by medically treating their coexisting inner-ear/cerebellar-determined (dyslexia or learning disabilities (LD), attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and anxiety related) symptoms with inner-ear-improving medications. Despite significant scientific advances, we currently do not know the primary cause(s) and cure of autism. Thus a… Continue Reading

This Exciting New App Helps Special Needs Kids Speak Through Play

This Exciting New App Helps Special Needs Kids Speak Through Play

Product: Speech Blubs is a video- and voice-based app constructed with the purpose to boost children’s imitation and speaking abilities through play. “I’ve had it [Speech Blubs app] for less than a week and he’s already saying more!” Cost: $9.99 monthly subscription fee What’s special about this app is that it uses videos of real… Continue Reading

How Does Autism Affect Sleep In Some Children?

How Does Autism Affect Sleep In Some Children?

Sleep disruptions in children with autism studied This week, a new study has been published in the Journal of Developmental Disorders that examines why children with neurodevelopmental disorders experience higher levels of sleep disturbance. Researchers at the Universities of Leicester and Birmingham studied children ages 2-15 years old with a variety of neurodevelopmental disorders including… Continue Reading

Innovative Voting Passport Can Help Disabled People Vote

Innovative Voting Passport Can Help Disabled People Vote

National social care provider Dimensions has created an innovative new document which will help polling stations become more accessible for people in the UK with learning disabilities and autism spectrum disorder (ASD). The voting passport, which can be filled in and printed at home, contains information in an easy-to-read format about an individual’s needs. It is designed… Continue Reading

Weighted Blankets for Autism: Reducing Anxiety and Providing a Good Night’s Sleep

Weighted Blankets for Autism: Reducing Anxiety and Providing a Good Night’s Sleep

Sensory processing disorders and autism Many children with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD) struggle with sensory issues including sensory processing disorder (SPD). Chantal Sicile-Kira, “The Autism Advocate,” describes SPD as “a neurological disorder that causes difficulties with processing information from the five senses: vision, auditory, touch, olfaction, and taste, as well as from the sense… Continue Reading

Benefits of Medical Marijuana and Autism to Be Studied

Benefits of Medical Marijuana and Autism to Be Studied

Children’s Hospital will study medical marijuana’s effect on children with autism An upcoming study at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia will be the first of its kind in the United States to examine the benefits of medical marijuana in children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). The study is in partnership with an Australian biopharmaceutical company called… Continue Reading

First Responder Training to Include Autism Awareness

First Responder Training to Include Autism Awareness

Disability awareness training needed Since 2014, there has been an increased national awareness regarding how police interact with the public during arrests and emergency situations. The autism community is no exception. During search and rescue missions, crime scene investigation, medical emergencies, and human services investigations, the way in which police and other first responders serve… Continue Reading

Helping Children With Special Needs In the Supermarket

Helping Children With Special Needs In the Supermarket

Product: Let’s Go Shopping! App Cost: $3.99 The Let’s Go Shopping! App was developed by parents for parents. It is designed to encourage children on the spectrum to explore and integrate themselves into a supermarket environment at their own pace, whilst making sense of their own thoughts and feelings. It gradually introduces children to the… Continue Reading

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