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Are Girls on the Spectrum Not Being Diagnosed?

Are Girls on the Spectrum Not Being Diagnosed? http://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/are-girls-not-being-diagnosed/

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) reports as of 2015 that autism spectrum disorder (ASD)/Asperger’s syndrome (AS) affects 1 out of 68 children in our country. Previously, it was thought that ASD was diagnosed in boys to girls 10:1. Statistics report a slight shift in diagnosis that results in 1 out of 42 boys and […]

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The Promising Benefits of Aiding Hand Dominance in Autism

The Promising Benefits of Aiding Hand Dominance in Autism http://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/promising-benefits-of-aiding-hand-dominance-autism

We have a grandchild who was diagnosed as being on the autism spectrum at around 18 months.  She is now seven years old and has shown amazing improvement.  Her stimming has ceased.  She now functions in school in the appropriate grade and shows continuous improvement in social integration. For us, the diagnosis brought with it, as I’m sure […]

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What Are the Signs of Autism in Girls – Is Asperger’s in Girls Overlooked?

What Are the Signs of Autism in Girls - Is Asperger’s in Girls Overlooked? http://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/signs-of-autism-in-girls/

Autism in girls has long been misdiagnosed as their symptoms look quite different from those of their male peers on the spectrum. Are there fewer girls with autism or are they not being diagnosed? When most people think of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) or high functioning autism, often called Asperger’s syndrome, boys and men often […]

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In the Patterns of Shakespeare, a Method to Break Down Autism Barriers

The past 30 years have brought greater support and understanding for people with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) with new interventions helping bridge some of the most challenging social challenges. We now know social skills can be taught through a diverse array of approaches, from group interventions and social stories to response training and problem-solving. Most […]

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Enhancing Fine and Gross Motor Skills with Creative Activities

Enhancing Fine and Gross Motor Skills with Creative Activities http://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/enhancing-fine-gross-motor-skills-autism

The sun rises and sets every day. It is a proven occurrence and can be documented by most human beings who live on this planet. Now if you tell a 70-year-old today he/she should have seen 25,550 sunsets and sunrises each during a lifetime, he/she will immediately tell you he/she should have but missed many […]

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Autism and ADHD: Do You Know How to Help with Co-Occurring Conditions?

Autism and ADHD: Do You Know How to Help with Co-Occurring Conditions? http://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/autism-adhd-co-occurring-conditions

Among school-age children, an estimated 11 percent are diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).  What most parents, teachers, and school counselors may not realize is that children with ADHD may also manifest symptoms of autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Having two or more co-occurring diseases or disorders is defined as being comorbid or having comorbidities. […]

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How To Be The Hero In Your Life

How To Be The Hero In Your Life http://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/autism-life-hero/

There are countless stories out there about youth with autism struggling during the process of transition and other times of change. Whether it’s moving out of Mom and Dad’s house, going to a new school, or finding work, just to name a few scenarios, all of them have one thing in common…they have the potential […]

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Doctor Makes Great Strides with Unique Treatment for Autism

Doctor Makes Great Strides with Unique Treatment for Autism http://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/unique-treatment-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 […]

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Best Sensory Toys for Kids with Sensory Processing Issues and Autism

Best Sensory Toys for Kids with Sensory Processing Issues and Autism http://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/best-sensory-toys/

Does your child with autism have issues with sensory input? Perhaps he/she would benefit from sensory-based intervention tools such as sensory toys. Take a look at some of the top sensory toys for autism recommended by many occupational therapists to include fidget spinners, hand toys, chew toys, cubes, and sensory rings for children with autism. […]

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Finally, My Answer to the Question: “How May I Help?

Finally, My Answer to the Question: “How May I Help? http://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/how-may-i-help/

We have a very generous village. When our oldest son was diagnosed with high-functioning autism a little over a year ago, the people in our life surrounded us with support. The week we got our diagnosis, our daycare provider sent home a care package. A distant cousin drove several miles to meet me for coffee […]

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