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The Therapeutic Connection With ASD – How to Know When It’s a Good Fit!

The Therapeutic Connection With ASD – How to Know When It’s a Good Fit! https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/therapeutic-connection-asd-good-fit/

As a parent of someone on the spectrum (child, teen, adult), you are likely familiar with the process of navigating a variety of services. In my office, parents of older kids frequently recall specific therapists along their journeys who were game changers. These therapists saw inner strengths and potential in their children that had otherwise […]

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Neurodiversity, You’re Forgetting Someone Important

Neurodiversity, You’re Forgetting Someone Important https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/neurodiversity-youre-forgetting-someone-important/

What Is Neurodiversity? Neurodiversity, short for neurological diversity, is the idea that diversity in human behavior and thought is the result of normal variability. The implication of neurodiversity is that people who are neurologically different from most of the population, such as individuals with autism, should be celebrated, not ignored or taught to be “normal.” […]

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Innovative Device May Help Your Child With Autism Sleep Better

Innovative Device May Help Your Child With Autism Sleep Better https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/devices-that-helps-autism-sleep-better/

Dan Slage, an electrical engineer in Winter Park, Florida, noticed two of his work colleagues showing up at the office bleary-eyed and cranky. Both were parents of children with autism spectrum (ASD) who regularly woke up fully alert and ready to play in the middle of the night. Slage’s colleagues weren’t alone. Researchers believe 40 […]

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New Study Highlights the Importance of Fathers in the Care of Children with Autism

New Study Highlights the Importance of Fathers in the Care of Children with Autism http://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/importance-fathers-care-children-with-autism

Education, social care, and health services need to become more aware of the important role that fathers play in the lives of children with autism, alongside mothers, according to research by Leeds Beckett University. The new research is one of the largest studies to have been undertaken with fathers with autism so far. It was […]

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Could Excessive Brain Connections Be the Cause of Autism?

Could Excessive Brain Connections Be the Cause of Autism? https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/excessive-brain-connections-cause-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 […]

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Probiotics and Autism

Probiotics and Autism https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/probiotics-and-autism

Best Probiotics for Autism Many autism experts claim several types of foods and diets can treat children and adults with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Some autism researchers also believe there is a strong link between the functioning of the brain and the gut. But with the very large number of foods and recommended diets out […]

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Autism Discovery: Some Children with Autism May Benefit from Oxytocin Treatment

Autism Discovery: Some Children with Autism May Benefit From Oxytocin Treatment https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/oxytocin-treatment-may-benefit-autism

A study done by Stanford University of Medicine on the use of oxytocin as treatment for children with autism revealed that children with low baseline oxytocin levels exhibited improved social behaviors. The study, which was published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, was the first one conducted on how oxytocin baseline levels […]

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New Research Suggests Vitamin D Benefits Children with Autism

New Research Suggests Vitamin D Benefits Children with Autism https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/vitamin-d-benefits-children-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 […]

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Who Can Help Secure My Special Needs Child’s Future?

Question: “As 2016 begins, I am thinking again about planning for my son and his future with special needs.  He is 14 years old, and at this time we are not sure how much support he will need in the future.  His mother and I feel so overwhelmed, but we just don’t know where to […]

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