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GABA Supplements for Autism

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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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School Transitions – What You Need to Ask Special Education Needs Coordinators

Note: While the term Special Education Needs Coordinator (SENCO) is specific to the education system in the UK, the following information is valuable for any special education program. The transition to secondary school can be a challenging time for any parent, and there are a number of additional considerations for the transition from primary to […]

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Issue 40 – Conquering Stress

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Subscribe today and save 50%Features:  Ways to Unlock and Manage Your Autistic Child’s AnxietyAuthors of the book Understanding Autism share their advice on identifying and managing anxiety in children of all ages.Professor Katrina Williams and Professor Jacqueline Roberts Valuable Ways to Prepare Your Child with Autism for a Hospital StayExcellent tips for finding the care your child […]

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Brain Balance Takes a Look at the Challenge of Sensory Processing Disorder

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“I can’t wear those jeans!” “No, I won’t eat mashed potatoes!” “Agh, don’t make me touch that!” These statements and tantrums are often how Sensory Processing Disorder shows itself in a child.   Sensory processing is the brain’s recognition of receptor (eyes, nose, skin, taste, vestibular, etc.) driven input, and the interpretation, integration, and prioritizing of […]

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Issue 39 – Working Together to Communicate Better

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 Dear Readers,Communication can be tough. As we all know, many children diagnosed with autism have a more difficult time developing the language skills they need at first. Nonverbal communication, such as eye contact, hand gestures and facial expressions, can especially be a challenge. While many children with autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) develop communication skills differently […]

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Treating Genetic Mutations in Autism

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Genetic testing is the biggest medical advancement of the early 21st century. Our understanding of how genes play a role in brain function is advancing every year. While many children receive negative genetic tests for Fragile X syndrome, there are thousands upon thousands of genetic tests available. If you think you’ve exhausted genetic testing for […]

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Issue 38 – Keeping ASD Kids Healthy

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Dear Readers,The journey toward good health — it’s in the news every day. It’s circulated on television, social media, newspapers, magazines…we are inundated by free-flowing advice.  It’s easy to feel a bit overwhelmed by all the reports, as they often contradict and they aren’t always easy to follow.That’s why we have chosen to focus this […]

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Quotes About Autism 2

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“Think of it: a disability is usually defined in terms of what is missing.… But autism … is as much about what is abundant as what is missing, an over-expression of the very traits that make our species unique.” – Paul Collins, Not Even Wrong: Adventures in Autism “I myself am opaque, for some reason. […]

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Quotes About Autism

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“Autism is not contagious, but my smile is.” “Autism doesn’t have to define a person. Artists with autism are like anyone else: They define themselves through hard work and individuality.” -Adrienne Bailon, Artist   “Autistic today. Genius tomorrow.” “Don’t think that there’s a different, better child ‘hiding’ behind the autism. This is your child. Love the child […]

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Music May Hold the Key to Enhancing Language for Autistic Children – 7 Tips for Integration

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Through my experience working with children with autism, on numerous occasions, I witnessed how music could enhance their speech, language and communication skills. Several times I noted that children with very little speech who had been described to me as almost non-verbal, could easily recall words from songs. I carried out research for a PhD […]

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