Archives for Autism

How to Support Siblings of Children with Autism

How to Support Siblings of Children with Autism Did you know that children who grow up with special needs siblings often end up being more accepting, caring, compassionate and independent individuals?   In fact, a study published in 2006 called, “The Adjustment of Non-Disabled Siblings of Children with Autism” found that siblings of children with autism were much more likely to have positive view of their behavior, intelligence, scholastic performance and anxiety.   But it will not happen unless proper care and attention is afforded to them. This can be very tough at times, when home-based autism services and additional
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How to Explain Autism to Kids

    How to Explain Autism to Kids How do you explain a complex concept to your child? You likely start by finding out what your child knows, or what the child thinks they know. When your child has been diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), it is best to explain it to them. Most importantly, because this is an opportunity to explain this to them correctly and to be sure they don’t get the wrong information from someone or somewhere else. Regardless of what risks you may think you may be opening them to – fear of teasing, bullying,
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Raising a Child With Autism: Five Myths of Autism

  Raising a Child With Autism: Five Myths of Autism   Autism Spectrum Disorder, or Autism, is characterized by challenges with social skills speech and non-verbal communications, repetitive behaviors, and by unique strengths and differences among those it effects. Autism is not the same in every person and in fact, there are many types; it is unique in each person and therefore was named to Autism Spectrum Disorder or ASD. Understanding Autism and Autism Spectrum Disorder is important in order to understand whether the information is truth or myth. Therapies are successful in treating children and people with autism. ABC
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What is Autism?

What is Autism? A recent study conducted by the CDC (Centre for Disease Control and Prevention) revealed that 1 in 68 children in the United States is diagnosed with Autism. We’ve all heard of autism, but what exactly is it? Autism is defined as a neurodevelopment disorder that impacts how an individual communicates and interacts with other people and the manner in which they perceive their surroundings. Parents will usually notice visible signs of the condition during the first two or three years of their child’s life. When a child is diagnosed with autism, choosing the ideal autism therapy and
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