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Autism Medication Guide: Treating Autism and Its Core Symptoms

Autism Medication Guide: Treating Autism and Its Core Symptoms https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/autism-medication-treating-core-symptoms

While the first clinical account of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) was published more than 75 years ago by child psychiatrist Leo Kanner, the precise cause of autism is still not clear to scientists. Billions of dollars have been spent on autism research over the years in an attempt to unravel the mystery that now affects […]

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Sensory Weighted Blanket and Miracle Cape Created with Love

Sensory Weighted Blanket and Miracle Cape Created with Love https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/sensory-weighted-blanket-autism/

Sit down for a cup of coffee with Marna Pacheco, and she’ll tell you that grocery shopping can be tough. But it’s not the weekly scavenger hunt for this obscure ingredient or that hard-to-find brand that makes food-finding missions tough. It’s a combination of things, in fact. For starters, Pacheco’s 11-year-old daughter, Millie, often acts […]

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How You Can Promote Autism Awareness This April

Autism awareness month In April 1970, the Autism Society celebrated the first Autism Awareness Month. During this month, the American public is encouraged to further educate themselves on autism, how to recognize the early warning signs, and support research efforts. Events are held nationwide and range from celebrations of the diversity of people with autism […]

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Best Sensory Strategies for Handling Tactile Defensiveness

Best Sensory Strategies for Handling Tactile Defensiveness https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/sensory-strategies-handling-tactile-defensiveness

Touch is the first sensation that starts evolving in the womb at five weeks. The early development of the touch (tactile) system provides an essential foundation for emerging social and communicative behaviors (Cascio, 2010). According to Kranowitz (2005), the touch system layers our bodies and gives us information about surrounding physical entities. Moreover, it works […]

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Autism and Anxiety Disorder – The Double Diagnosis

Autism and Anxiety Disorder - The Double Diagnosis https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/autism-anxiety-disorder

Over the years, lack of eye contact from a person diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) has been mistaken as an indication of lack of empathy or connection with others. This theory began in the 1980s when psychologists Simon Baron-Cohen and Uta Frith indicated that people diagnosed with autism were not capable of using the […]

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Issue 66 – Finding Calm and Balance

  Buy Single Issue Subscribe today and save 50% Features: The Best Fidget Toys to Relieve Stress and Anxiety An occupational therapist and owner of a sensory toy subscription service describes the most popular fidget toys that can help calm children with autism. Christina Kozlowski, OTR/L The Importance of Activity and How to Include it […]

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Issue 59 – Top Strategies, Therapies and Treatments for Autism

Issue 59 - Top Strategies, Therapies and Treatments for Autism https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/issue-59-top-strategies-therapies-treatments-for-autism

  Buy Single Issue Subscribe today and save 50% Features: How to Take Charge of Your Child’s ASD Treatment Now Top advice on ways parents can collaborate with teachers and service providers to coordinate support in every environment. Cornelia Pelzer Elwood and D. Scott McLeod, PhD Exciting Ways Equine Therapy Can Help a Child You […]

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Best Essential Oils for Autism and ADHD – The Ultimate Guide

Recommended Essential Oils for ASD, ADHD and ADD

What are essential oils?Ben​​efits​​​​​BestAromatherapySafetyDo you know the best essential oils for autism for anxiety? What about the best essential oils for sleep? Maybe when you hear the words essential oils, it just makes you want to head to the spa. It’s true, massage therapists use oils to help people relax and unwind. But essential oils […]

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Advice on Understanding and Calming Sensory Overload in Children

Advice on Understanding and Calming Sensory Overload in Children

As a pediatric occupational therapist and a mother, I try my best to fully understand each child and his/her sensory needs, both at home and in my practice.  Children living with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) or Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD) tend to experience sensory overload or adverse reactions to sensory input more frequently than typically […]

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