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Is Asperger Syndrome Similar to Autism?

Is Asperger Syndrome Similar to Autism?

Asperger syndrome is a pervasive developmental disorder listed amongst those of the autism spectrum disorders. It is often closely compared with high functioning autism and some arguments dictate that it should be negated altogether and simply classified with high functioning autism. This syndrome i
Autism and Diet -Fact Or Fiction?

Autism and Diet -Fact Or Fiction?

For years there has been research into finding cures for autism.In today's society, autism has reached a new high with increasing diagnoses throughout the world.Because of this, special attention is now being focused on finding a cure as well as relieving some of the symptoms of autism.One of t
How To Know Your Child Has Autism - Two Signs

How To Know Your Child Has Autism - Two Signs

The moment you think your child may have something wrong with them your heartbreaks. You reach a level of fear and uncertainty. Will it be noticeable?
Musical Therapy And Autism - Music, The Mind And Autism

Musical Therapy And Autism - Music, The Mind And Autism

Musical therapy for autism is a new treatment possibility for autistic patients, that should not be overlooked when considering available options. Autistic children who receive musical therapy often show great improvement in temperament and learning skills. Music connects to the non-verbal part of o
Autism Spectrum Diseases - The Importance of Early Diagnosis - I

Autism Spectrum Diseases - The Importance of Early Diagnosis - I

This article is aimed at giving families some scientific basis for becoming more suspicious of autism in their new born babies. The importance of early diagnosis of autism spectrum diseases is also discussed to provide enough encouragement for late entry marriage partners to be on the lookout for ea
For Parents New to Autism

For Parents New to Autism

When you're child is diagnosed with autism, you're suddenly thrown into a whole new world. You may feel isolated, scared, or overwhelmed. This note from a mom -- and the resources provided -- may help you to feel more comfortable in your new role as the parent of a child on the autism spec
Book on Autism - The Parenting Autism Resource Guide

Book on Autism - The Parenting Autism Resource Guide

The number of children diagnosed successfully with autism is increasing by the year. This is because a lot of researches and experiments were conducted to help solve the problems in autism.
ABA Therapy Offers Significant Hope For Normalcy

ABA Therapy Offers Significant Hope For Normalcy

Many parents experience worry or fear that their autistic child may not have a high quality of life or that they may never experience the world as most people do.With ABA Therapy, however, another emotion that these parents experience is hope.
Writings of an Asperger Syndrome Child

Writings of an Asperger Syndrome Child

When one reads the actual words written by a child with Asperger Syndrome it gives them a picture of what is going on in the mind of that child. Sadness, frustration and depression are just a few adjectives which describe the feelings of a child with this mental disorder.
Book Review: Encouraging Appropriate Behavior for Children

Book Review: Encouraging Appropriate Behavior for Children

Author Shira Richman answers parents' frequently asked questions about behavior and autism. The questions are good ones - and the answers are helpful.
Adjuvant Atrocities - Autism and Vaccines - A New Theory

Adjuvant Atrocities - Autism and Vaccines - A New Theory

Independently, a couple of authorities recently published work that helps establish a new theory of how vaccines cause autism.Vaccines have ingredients called 'adjuvants' that can inflame the brain and possible make an infant's immune system attack it's own brain cells.
Is Autism on the Rise?

Is Autism on the Rise?

Since the early 1990's, diagnoses of autism have risen dramatically. But is there a true epidemic -- or just more diagnoses?
Cause Of Autism- Mercury Vaccines?

Cause Of Autism- Mercury Vaccines?

Read more about the conspiracy theory that mercury is the cause of autism. Mercury is contained in the numerous vaccines that children are taking nowadays.
Helping Your Child With Autism Cope With School Anxiety

Helping Your Child With Autism Cope With School Anxiety

Do you really know how your child feels about going back to school this year? Maybe last year was a positive experience but can you really assume this will be another carbon copy? Many children, even those without an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), can harbor secret worries and concerns they can&apo
The Life Expectancy of a Child With Autism

The Life Expectancy of a Child With Autism

People with disabilities used to have a shorter life expectancy than the typical person. This is assumed to be because of lack of health care and healthy food. Many times people with disabilities did not have access to these things, especially in the far past.
The Effects of Speech Therapy on Behavior at Home, School, and in the Community

The Effects of Speech Therapy on Behavior at Home, School, and in the Community

Children with autism not only have trouble communicating socially, but may also have problems behaving. The goal of speech therapy is to improve all aspects of communication. For example, sometimes children with autism have trouble understanding when it is acceptable to use bossy or polite requests.
The Dangers of Chelation for Treating Autism: A Doctor's Perspective

The Dangers of Chelation for Treating Autism: A Doctor's Perspective

Chelation is a controversial treatment for autism. Chelation removes metals from the body, and has been used successfully for lead poisoning. Dr. James Coplan, a developmental pediatrician, explains why chelation may be the wrong choice for treating autism in children.
Applying Intrinsic Rewards to Children With Autism

Applying Intrinsic Rewards to Children With Autism

Intrinsic rewards can be the same for children with ASD or can be different. There are several reasons why the reward might be different. Parents can also figure out something a little unique when they need to.
Product Review: Natural Learning Concepts Products

Product Review: Natural Learning Concepts Products

Natural Learning Concepts produces a number of products intended to help parents, teachers and therapists as they teach social and communication skills to children with autism. Products include cards, books and check lists.
Early Signs of Autism

Early Signs of Autism

Autism is a disorder most common in young children that can cause many mental development issues. According to experts, the rate of autism in children is on the rise with some experts estimating that five in every one thousand children have autism.