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New Partnership Formed to Better Assist Autism Community

New Partnership Formed to Better Assist Autism Community

Autism Parenting Magazine recently announced a partnership with the American Autism Association. The American Autism Association is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to supporting families with autistic children, and increasing awareness of the varied difficulties individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) face. Their mission is to help families through their journey as they raise a child with… Continue Reading

Could Excessive Brain Connections Be the Cause of Autism?

Could Excessive Brain Connections Be the Cause of Autism?

Scientists have discovered what could be the latest breakthrough in autism. It was revealed in a  recent study that the cause of autism might be the result of too many synapses or brain connections. These excessive brain connections are said to create communication problems within the nervous system. According to the neuroscience department head at… Continue Reading

New Study Proves Melatonin Effective Sleep Aid for Children with Autism

New Study Proves Melatonin Effective Sleep Aid for Children with Autism

A study published in the Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry disclosed that children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) who have refractory insomnia will benefit from prolonged release melatonin (PEDPRM). The trial conducted was random, placebo-controlled, and double-blind. Profiles of participants There were 125 participants in the trial aged 2 to… Continue Reading

Learn How Marine Program Helps Families Balance Special Needs

Learn How Marine Program Helps Families Balance Special Needs

Marines who have a family member with special medical or educational needs face very real challenges in their effort to care for that individual and also pursue professional requirements and career opportunities for themselves. The Exceptional Family Member Program (EFMP) is designed to support Marines in this effort by helping to coordinate Permanent Change of… Continue Reading

New Research Suggests Vitamin D Benefits Children with Autism

New Research Suggests Vitamin D Benefits Children with Autism

In 2008, Dr. John Cannell, MD, Founder of Vitamin D Council, published the first paper suggesting a relationship between low vitamin D status and an increased risk of autism. He created his hypothesis based on the data that illustrated an increased prevalence of autism in the regions of greater cloud cover and rainfall. Only observational… Continue Reading