autism

  1. Autism Spectrum Disorders

    Parenting and autism: Angela’s story

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    Angela Hanratty of Staten Island, New York, juggles her accountant job with raising her two kids with autism. Motherhood has brought...
  2. Autism Spectrum Disorders

    My Phil of autism

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    At least once in a lifetime, everyone should be blessed enough to experience a child in a state of pure and unadulterated bliss. My...
  3. Children's Diseases & Illnesses

    Epilepsy drug, autism linked

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    A new study links the use of an epilepsy drug during pregnancy to a higher risk of autism and related disorders.
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    Parenting and autism: Jessica’s story

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    Twelve years ago, Jessica Watson’s daughter was diagnosed with autism. Watson drove home from the doctor’s office envisioning a...
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    Autism and those who will not see

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    In last week’s column we were introduced to Richard Bernstein, a blind-since-birth attorney and force of nature who raises...
  6. Children's Health

    Beyond autism awareness: Preparing for the future

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    Autism rates began to rise almost 20 years ago, which puts us at the beginning of a boom in teens and adults with autism heading out...
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    Parenting and autism: Amy’s story

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    Amy Friedman’s son was diagnosed with autism at 3, but she had already been suspicious of his development long beforehand. The...
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    Autism: There are none so blind as those who will not see

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    Last week, Chabad of Westport, Connecticut and The Friendship Circle of Stamford, Connecticut co-hosted an event to help raise...
  9. Special Needs

    Parents find creative ways to fill children’s needs

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    How many times have you thought wow, I wish someone would invent [fill in the blank]? Meet three parents who fulfilled a need for...
  10. Children's Health

    Beyond autism awareness: Explaining autism to your child

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    As the numbers of children with autism continue to rise, there is no doubt your child will encounter kids with autism in school or...
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    How to explain autism to curious children

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    If your child stares, points or asks indiscreetly, “What’s wrong with that kid?” don’t feel ashamed. April is Autism Awareness Month...
  12. Special Needs

    Parenting and autism: Miriam's story

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    With her Aspie son on the verge of puberty, writer Miriam Kamin is shoring up for a host of new challenges. Her down-to-earth,...
  13. Autism Spectrum Disorders

    Imagine a world without autism

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    In 1933, King Kong climbed it. In 1939 (and 1957, 1993 and 1999) it served as the centerpiece for on-screen Hollywood movie couples...
  14. Autism Spectrum Disorders

    Best iPad apps for children with autism

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    Apps for the iPad are making an amazing difference for many children on the autism spectrum. But which apps are best, and how do you...
  15. Children's Health

    Study: Vaccines not linked to autism

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    A new study debunks myths that the current vaccine schedule is linked to autism.
  16. Autism Spectrum Disorders

    Parenting and autism: Maria’s story

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    When Maria Mora’s son was 18 months old, she began noticing patterns in his behavior and a frequent, unusual squeezing motion that...
  17. Autism Spectrum Disorders

    Autism: For me? You shouldn’t have

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    Some years ago — never mind how long precisely… my birthday was something to celebrate. Something over-the-top. Something that...
  18. Children's Diseases & Illnesses

    Beyond autism awareness: What autism families need

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    Dealing with an autism diagnosis and the aftermath of doctors, therapists and school struggles is a difficult road. Chances are you...
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    Autism and the blue light special

    Are you feeling blue? Maybe you should be. Everyone should get the blues this April to celebrate World Autism Awareness Day (April...
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    Autism: What a bunch of bananas

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    Sometimes a little humor goes a long way -- even when coping with serious subjects -- such as having a child with autism.