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Autism: What Works; What Doesn’t; and What Causes It?

Every so often we get a review of research that tries to shed some light. Three government funded studies, published in Pediatrics, is the latest in that regard. Lets take a look: Three targets The researchers looked at meds, behavioral interventions and, for some reason, Secretin (it’s long been recognized that Secretin doesn’t work, not sure why they wasted time with that). Medications It’s long-since been established that meds don’t “cure” autism but treat symptoms, which can be helpful for some children. For example, the study indicates that Ability and Risperdal can decrease irritability, crying, hyperactivity, and noncompliance. However, side effects, especially with long-term use, can be troubling. Behavioral Interventions Behavioral strategies are undoubtedly effective for all kids with autism. There is a host of studies suggesting that discrete trial and other interventions, relying on Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA), improve children’s IQ, language, and social skills. The question, however, is ...

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Blaming Shootings On Autism Huge Mistake; Experts Reveal All

Dr. John Carosso “I’ve written extensively on this topic through the Autism Center of Pittsburgh and my blog at, and clearly demonstrated that individuals with autism are no more violent than the general population and, in reality, are far more often on the receiving end of bullying and aggression.” You can read more below or visit: LOS ANGELES (MarketWatch)—With two mass shootings allegedly committed by young men diagnosed with Asperger’s syndrome, the temptation may be for the public to blame the autistic condition for the crimes, but experts and observers say that would be a mistake. Gunman shared plans in video Gunman Elliot Rodger detailed his plans in a YouTube video posted online before the rampage in Isla Vista, Calif. A weekend massacre of seven people in Santa Barbara, Calif., follows the December 2012 mass shooting of 28 people, mostly school children, in Newtown, Conn., at the Sandy ...

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Is It Autism, ADHD, or Both?

You may be familiar with the term ‘autism’ – a word commonly thrown around in relation to childhood developmental disorders. But do you know exactly what autism is, and how you can tell if your child is affected by it? Many people have heard the term yet aren’t aware of exactly what it means. Do you know that there are actually three different types of autism, and that they all fall under a big umbrella category of autistic spectrum disorder? And what about ADHD? How do the symptoms of ADHD and autism relate to one another, can the two be present at the same time, and why are they so commonly misdiagnosed? You’re about to learn the answers to these questions and so many more. If you want a more in-depth look at autism and the different forms of treatment, Udemy has a course that will remove any remaining mystery behind the ...

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Autism, Eye Contact; What Babies Are Telling Us.

ATLANTA — How long a baby looks into people’s eyes provides an early sign of whether the child will probably develop autism, research has shown. Infants who later developed autism began spending less time gazing into people’s eyes between 2 and 6 months of age, according to a study by the Marcus Autism Center in Atlanta. But building off this research, a new Marcus Center analysis found that some babies with declining eye fixation undergo a “course correction” at 18 months. They show an increase in gazing — and don’t develop autism. This phenomenon, the authors say, could mean there’s a “window of opportunity” for early treatment and intervention, and it may be a feasible goal to foster such “course corrections” in a larger number of children at greater genetic risk for autism. Their findings were presented at the world’s largest autism research conference, the International Meeting For Autism Research ...

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Autistic Wandering Is A Big Problem, Check Some Things You Can Do To Help..

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Does Your Child Wander? Wandering is an everyday concern for many parents of autistic children, often causing additional stress. According to a study published in the journal of Pediatrics, 49% of children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) will elope or wander from a safe place.  Fifty percent of these wandering children will end up in a life threatening situation. If your child wanders, do not blame yourself, it is not your fault. Additionally, the study revealed that wandering does not stem from inattentive parenting or lack of supervision and is seen more in children with severe autism. Oftentimes, the child may wander from home, school, or stores and head toward a place of interest or to escape sights, sounds and activities of others. What you can do? There is no sure fire way to prevent your child from wandering; however, there are a few things that can help deal with ...

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