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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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Why Some Kids With ASD Won’t Eat And How to Get Help

Why Some Kids With ASD Won’t Eat And How to Get Help https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/some-kids-asd-wont-eat/

The phrase “picky eating” is often misused when describing the eating habits of children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). This over generalized term more accurately describes a toddler who has a strong opinion about what they want for dinner; not a child with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) with significant food refusal. As a parent of […]

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Better Understanding Hyperlexia and Comprehension in Autism

Better Understanding Hyperlexia and Comprehension in Autism https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/better-understanding-hyperlexia-comprehension-autism/

Many parents with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) children are aware at some point that their child has a very accelerated splinter skill, a specific task that does not generalize to other tasks. For some parents, they may have noticed that their child is very advanced in art or music, and yet some highly advanced abilities […]

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The Latest Autism Research Presented at the INSAR Annual Meeting

The Latest Autism Research Presented at the INSAR Annual Meeting https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/research-presented-at-insar-meeting/

As a parent, university faculty member and autism spectrum disorder (ASD) researcher, I have been to many conferences that focus on those impacted by ASD. When I think of my favorite and most informative, The International Society for Autism Research (INSAR), formally International Meeting for Autism Research (IMFAR) is always at the top of my […]

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Q&A Expert Advice on How to Manage ASD Behavior Without Yelling

Q&A Expert Advice on How to Manage ASD Behavior Without Yelling https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/managing-asd-behavior-without-yelling/

My grandson has mild autism and is doing well after going to therapy. But I wanted to know, do we have to shout at the child and scold him when doesn’t follow our instructions? His doctor said if he is not scolded he will not be corrected. Is it true? Sometimes I feel so sad […]

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Jack: My Boy, My Son, My Life

Jack: My Boy, My Son, My Life https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/jack-my-son-my-life/

Expecting the expected, achieving gold— S. Roberts As every parent knows, choosing the right secondary school for his or her child is very challenging. I remember saying to my husband six years ago, “We need to get this right, because if Jack is happy in school, I am happy in work, and the family benefits […]

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Valuable Ways to Maximize Your Health Insurance with ASD

Valuable Ways to Maximize Your Health Insurance with ASD https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/maximize-health-insurance-autism

Anyone who’s ever filed a health insurance claim or received a medical bill knows how difficult and frustrating the payment process can be. Now, try doing it for patients diagnosed with autism. Roughly, 1 in 68 American children has been diagnosed on the spectrum of autism (ASD) and, with that, comes an array of special […]

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Expert Advice on How To Manage Anxiety in Children with Autism

Expert Advice on How To Manage Anxiety in Children with Autism https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/manage-anxiety-autism-children

There are numerous research studies which suggest that a child with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) may also experience bouts of (social) anxiety. One study, published in the Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, suggests that 70 percent of children on the spectrum also had at least one mental health disorder, with […]

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Safety Measures You Need to Take After an Autism Diagnosis

Safety Measures You Need to Take After an Autism Diagnosis https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/safety-measures-after-diagnosis

After your child has been diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), a rush of thoughts may invade your mind.  Many questions might run through your mind: what do I do next? How do I prepare? Why has this happened? How do I cope? Though each question is valid, sometimes the uncertainty of it all can […]

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Lloyd Claycomb’s Views on Autism

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Autism can be one of the most difficult diagnoses to accept for parents. This is particularly due to the challenging symptoms associated with autism spectrum disorder.  As with many things that society does not understand, autism has a certain stigma attached to it, too. This can make it quite difficult for families struggling to cope […]

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