autism

  1. Pregnancy, Labor & Birth

    Antidepressants linked to increased risk of autism

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    For mothers struggling with depression during pregnancy, pharmacological treatment may just give them hope. But at what price?
  2. Autism Spectrum Disorders

    Chili's cancels autism fundraiser after controversy

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    Apparently, Chili's new tagline is, "When we can't stand the heat, we get out of the kitchen."
  3. Parenting Tips & Advice

    Has Facebook changed parenting?

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    As Facebook celebrates 10 years of likes and pokes, parents reflect on the pros and cons of parenting in the age of tagging,...
  4. Autism Spectrum Disorders

    New DSM-5 guidelines for autism diagnosis

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    New autism diagnosis criteria — based on the latest version of the psychiatric handbook - DSM-5 — may leave fewer children...
  5. Children's Diseases & Illnesses

    Surprise! Your child isn’t autistic after all

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    The guidelines to diagnose autism have changed — is your child still included?
  6. Parenting Tips & Advice

    Mommy tweets: Rachel Zoe’s baby Kai, Jessica Simpson's diet, Jenny McCarthy

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    What was on the minds and Twitter feeds of our favorite celebrity moms this week? Rachel Zoe shared the first pictures of her baby...
  7. Celebrity Gossip

    Jenny McCarthy slams autism-denial story

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    Jenny McCarthy is furious over a story that states she thinks her son is no longer autistic — and now she's threatening to sue!
  8. Autism Spectrum Disorders

    Autism is "Marbelous"

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    Sixty. The number 60 doesn’t represent my IQ (though it’s not dramatically far off). Sixty however does represent the number of...
  9. Autism Spectrum Disorders

    Give thanks for autism

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    The holiday season is a time for reflection and a time to express gratitude for all the blessings we have in our lives.
  10. Special Needs

    I'm jealous of your kid's disability

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    I’m not proud to confess this, but sometimes I think honesty is the only way for mothers to really connect. Here’s my truth: I’ve...
  11. Autism Spectrum Disorders

    Autism and special needs by the numbers

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    Last week, armchair numerologists and/or arithmophiles (if that’s even a word) worked themselves into a Dan Brown DaVinci Code...
  12. Special Needs

    Surviving (and enjoying!) holidays with a child with special needs

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    Holidays can be stressful enough with family members you love to pieces but sometimes want to strangle. If you have a child with...
  13. Autism Spectrum Disorders

    Autism: A genius idea

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    “You were amazing! Is that one of your favorite songs?” Adam Richman , multi-hyphenate TV host, producer, author, man-about-town,...
  14. Kids with Special Needs

    What is ABA therapy?

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    Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) is a therapy often used with children on the autism spectrum. Learn how this time-consuming and...
  15. Autism Spectrum Disorders

    Autism and Disney: Taken for a ride

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    We’ve all heard or used the dreaded, trite expression, “It’s not you; it’s me” as it relates to the termination of a relationship....
  16. Kids with Special Needs

    How to create a fall sensory box

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    Sensory activities are an important way to encourage kids of any age to explore the colors, textures and shapes around them. From...
  17. Autism Spectrum Disorders

    Autism: Extra! Extra! Read all about it

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    My parents always read a newspaper's obituary section. One day when I asked why, my dad repeated the often-paraphrased Benjamin...
  18. Celebrity Gossip

    Daryl Hannah on living with autism in Hollywood

    Daryl Hannah has come forward and confirmed that she was diagnosed with autism as a kid. It's the reason she left her big Hollywood...
  19. Autism Spectrum Disorders

    Apps to help kids with autism learn social skills

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    One of the biggest challenges for a child with high-functioning autism is in the area of social skills. Because they are able to do...
  20. Autism Spectrum Disorders

    I notice… you don’t have autism

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    Gone are the days parents brought in sugar-laden, empty-calorie, cavity-inducing, full-on-carb treats to their child’s school for a...