autism

  1. Special Needs

    Social media: Help for parents of kids with special needs

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    The number of U.S. children with a disability is increasing, so it makes sense that more parents are turning to social media for...
  2. Autism Spectrum Disorders

    An autism-free summer

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    Summer is the perfect time to relax and forget about all your worries. So was it possible for this mom to take a month or two away...
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    Autism: Increased risk of ADHD, having siblings with autism

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    Research published this summer shows one-third of children with autism also have attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). In...
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    Is labor induction a factor in autism?

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    A recent study has tied autism risk with labor induction — but is the risk increased with induction, or is it really a pregnancy...
  5. Celebrity Gossip

    Will specs make Jenny McCarthy look more serious on The View ?

    If we played a game of word association and someone shouted "Jenny McCarthy," we’d stutter back words like “Playboy bunny” and...
  6. Television

    VIDEO: Jenny McCarthy confirmed for The View

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    Jenny McCarthy is officially joining The View in the fall. However, her stance on vaccines and autism is causing the medical...
  7. Special Needs

    When families fail parents of children with special needs

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    Learning your child has been born with a birth defect, a disability or a life-threatening condition inevitably breaks a parent’s...
  8. Preschoolers

    What does a speech-language pathologist do?

    Has your child been referred for a speech evaluation? Find out what speech-language pathologists do for kids. You may be surprised...
  9. Special Needs

    Outdoor activities for kids with ADHD and autism

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    For children with ADHD, autism and other neurobehavioral issues (such as Tourette’s and dyslexia) it is crucial that parents take...
  10. Special Needs

    What you need to know about IEPs

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    If you have a child with special needs, you likely will spend his or her entire school-aged life developing plans as part of an...
  11. Autism Spectrum Disorders

    Autism: To give is human, to receive, divine

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    Some of us like to shop. Many of us love to shop. All of us need to shop. So next time you reach for your credit card to make a...
  12. Autism Spectrum Disorders

    Autism takes a vacation

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    This week marks the last week of first grade and kindergarten for my son and daughter, respectively. While they each attend public...
  13. Autism Spectrum Disorders

    Autism: Walk this way

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    Despite my pleas and arguments to the contrary, my children — especially my 6-year-old daughter —inform me that nothing and nobody...
  14. Activities for Kids

    6 Great camps for kids with special needs

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    Discover six summer camps that serve kids with special needs and chronic medical conditions. We take a look at inspiring camps that...
  15. Autism Spectrum Disorders

    Autism: A world of fun and games

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    When all the other girls in Elayne Lite’s second grade class amused themselves with dolls, jump rope, and “ Jacob’s Ladder ” at...
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    Autism and the write idea

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    Last week, an envelope marked Autism Speaks arrived in the mail, which was a welcome relief from all the clothing and shoe bills...
  17. Special Needs

    Divorce: Does "Down syndrome advantage" exist?

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    Can a child's extra chromosome exponentially strengthen a marriage? Research points to a lower divorce rate compared with parents of...
  18. Autism Spectrum Disorders

    Saturday in the park with autism

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    When Birth to Three (early intervention services) first came to our home to assess my son at 18 months, they asked my husband and...
  19. Special Needs

    Operation House Call teaches compassion for special needs

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    The Arc of Massachusetts began a program to teach medical students about intellectual and developmental disabilities more than 20...
  20. Autism Spectrum Disorders

    Waiting on the world to change

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    Several months back, apropos of nothing, my 7-year-old son on the autism spectrum turned to me and said, “Hey, Mom. Your body is a...