autism

  1. Autistic Spectrum Disorders

    Best apps for kids with special needs

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    Your iPhone and iPad are great tools to keep your kids entertained when you really need a few minutes of quiet, but they are so much...
  2. Autism Spectrum Disorders

    Can’t we all just get along?

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    We, the parents of special needs children — specifically those on the autism spectrum — should get along. Unity, it would seem, is...
  3. Autism Spectrum Disorders

    Autism: The gift that keeps on giving

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    When it comes to children who have autism, sometimes you just need to take a closer look and gain some perspective. Then, you'll...
  4. Special Needs

    I heart autism... sometimes

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    Yes, my son is on the autism spectrum. Yes, immediately after his diagnosis at 2 years old, I experienced Elisabeth Kübler-Ross ’...
  5. Books

    SheKnows book review: Shine Shine Shine by Lydia Netzer

    Over the past few years, Sunny and Maxon Mann have been growing increasingly far apart emotionally, and now that Maxon is on his way...
  6. Animal Welfare

    The care and training of service dogs

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    Call them four-legged angels, even saviors with tails, but around the highly trained staff at Arizona Goldens LLC, don’t you dare...
  7. Child Development & Health

    Parents share why they don't vaccinate

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    When you think of someone not vaccinating their child, you may expect them to cite autism as the reason. Surprisingly, that is often...
  8. Parenting Advice & Columns

    Mom story: My husband has Asperger’s syndrome

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    Kristen Finch, 35, of northern Illinois, and mother of two kids ages 5 and 6, knew something was wrong with her husband, David,...
  9. Special Needs

    Autism 101: The good, the bad and the ugly

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    America. Land of the free. Home of the brave. And sometimes, land of the sometimes offensive and not-so-useful questions. (Not to...
  10. Celebrity Gossip

    50 Cent's autism tweet earns him a mom beatdown

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    Actress Holly Robinson Peete -- and thousands of other parents of autistic children -- gave a verbal beatdown to 50 Cent after he...
  11. Autism Spectrum Disorders

    A spectrum of Grey

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    Christian Grey — yes, that Christian Grey — has autism. How do I know? Well, for starters, I’ve read the Fifty Shades trilogy...
  12. Super Moms Guide

    Don’t be so quick to judge kids’ public behavior

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    Not all children with special needs necessarily look like they have special needs. It’s important to remember not to judge the...
  13. Pregnancy, Labor & Birth

    Do sonograms cause autism?

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    Could obstetric ultrasounds be a risk factor for autism? With parents of autistic children looking for an answer, any theory could...
  14. Celebrity Gossip

    Jenny McCarthy to bare boobies in Playboy for autism

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    Sexy actress and model Jenny McCarthy started her career by stripping down for Playboy. Now, she's returning to where it all...
  15. Special Needs

    Autistic boy wears a wire, abuse revealed

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    A formerly sweet and easygoing autistic boy started to misbehave at school. So his dad wired him, only to discover that he was being...
  16. Special Needs

    Sleep hormone improves sleep disruption in children with autism

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    The hormone melatonin may improve sleep issues commonly found in children with autism and as a result, decrease bedtime and next-day...
  17. Food & Recipes

    Healthy recipes for picky eaters with autism

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    Children with autism spectrum disorders often have symptoms that lead to picky eating or difficulty eating certain foods. Many ASD...
  18. Nutrition & Diet Tips

    Autism diets: Eliminating additives and synthetic ingredients

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    The relationship between diet and autism has been a controversial topic for years. For parents who aren’t interested in putting...
  19. Nutrition & Diet Tips

    Gluten-free/casein-free autism diet ideas

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    Can autism be treated with a special diet? Scientific research isn't conclusive, but many parents swear by the results they’ve seen...
  20. Special Needs

    Sensory Processing Disorder basics

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    It's not uncommon for children who are on the autism spectrum to also have Sensory Processing Disorder. SheKnows has several helpful...