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How Can Assistive Technology Benefit People With Autism?

How Can Assistive Technology Benefit People With Autism? https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/assistive-technology-benefits-with-autism/

What is Assistive Technology? Assistive technology (AT) is defined as any product, equipment, software program and/or system that enhances learning, working, and daily living for persons with disabilities.The goal of assistive technology is to increase, maintain, or improve the functional capabilities of people with disabilities (ATIA). Think about all of the skills that your child, […]

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New Treatment May Help ASD Kids Struggling With Weight Gain

New Treatment May Help ASD Kids Struggling With Weight Gain https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/treatments-may-help-weight-gain/

As many parents already know, medications for managing autism spectrum disorder (ASD) can cause challenging side effects. For the common symptoms of irritability and agitation, only two drugs are FDA approved—risperidone and aripiprazole—and unfortunately both can cause intense food cravings that lead to weight gain. The drugs are effective at reducing tantrums and aggression, so […]

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The Best Way to Serve People with Special Needs: Live with Them

The Best Way to Serve People with Special Needs: Live with Them http://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/best-way-to-serve-people-with-special-needs

Inclusion, or placing different ability levels together in the classrooms, has been a proven practice in education for years. Research has shown that this mixture has been good for everyone, including those with and without disabilities. The National Center for Education Statistics reports that 13 percent of public school students in the U.S. have a documented disability. Autism, […]

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Benefits of Medical Marijuana and Autism to Be Studied

Benefits of Medical Marijuana and Autism to Be Studied https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/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 […]

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Top 10 Ways a Therapy Dog Can Help Your Child with Autism

Top 10 Ways a Therapy Dog Can Help Your Child with Autism http://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/therapy-dog-can-help/

A canine has long been considered ‘man’s best friend.’  A dog’s unconditional love, non-judgment, and faithfulness have often inspired a partnership that brings about many benefits to both canine and human lives. A therapy dog’s main function is to help people emotionally, though physical benefits can result by boosting morale for physical therapy and encouraging […]

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Can Probiotics Help Your Child with Autism Feel Better?

Can Probiotics Help Your Child with Autism Feel Better https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/probiotics-benefits-for-autism

As a parent, it can be difficult to watch your child struggle with the abdominal pain, constipation, and other discomfort common for people with autism. Too often, those gastrointestinal (GI) symptoms are accompanied by increased anxiety and oversensitivity. However, recent research into microbiomes may help.  Microbiomes are the colonies of bacteria within and around us […]

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