autism

  1. Children's Diseases & Illnesses

    Can vaccinations hurt your kids?

    In recent years, vaccination has become an increasingly contentious subject. More and more vaccines are being added to the lists of...
  2. Autism Spectrum Disorders

    Autism signs & symptoms, qualities & quirks

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    Could your child be autistic? Unfortunately, it can be really tough to tell. There is no simple way to diagnose autism -- it is...
  3. Autism Spectrum Disorders

    Autism therapies: What educational and medical interventions are available?

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    The first question any parent will ask after hearing their child has been diagnosed with an autistic spectrum disorder is, "What can...
  4. Autism Spectrum Disorders

    Keeping your autistic child safe: Practical tips for parents

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    For most people, home is their castle. As a parent of a child with autism, your home more often becomes your fortress . And...
  5. Autism Spectrum Disorders

    Taking your autistic child to a restaurant: Tips on dining out for families living with autism

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    Do you avoid eating out because you have a child with autism, and it's just too stressful to take him to a restaurant? We have some...
  6. Books

    Jodi Picoult's House Rules

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    Everyone loves a Jodi Picoult novel. She's one of America's most popular, contemporary authors - and her 17th novel, "House Rules",...
  7. Special Needs

    What parents of special needs kids wish you knew

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    My son has special needs. He has a rare overgrowth syndrome and is developmentally disabled. And when you know that, you might think...
  8. Autism Spectrum Disorders

    Games that develop social skills in special needs kids

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    One of the most painful parts of parenting a child with special needs is watching your child stand on the sidelines while others...
  9. Autism Spectrum Disorders

    Ways to connect with an autistic child

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    "It was impossible to get eye contact, and when I tried to pick him up it was like hugging a bag of nails," says a New Jersey...
  10. Celebrity Gossip

    John Travolta admits son's autism

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    John Travolta has finally admitted that son Jett was autistic, ending years of speculation and denials.
  11. Autism Spectrum Disorders

    Tips for talking to family about your child's autism diagnosis

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    You've just learned your child has autism. On top of dealing with your own feelings of shock -- or even relief that you finally have...
  12. Autism Spectrum Disorders

    The upside of autism: Joyful reflections from parents of autistic children

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    There are countless stories and movies about the challenges and difficulties of raising a child with autism -- dreams are dashed,...
  13. Autism Spectrum Disorders

    When autism is family: What's it like living with a child with autism?

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    Come meet some meet some parents for whom autism isn't just a statistic reported in the news, but actually part of the family.
  14. Autism Spectrum Disorders

    "I'm on a mission to get my son better -- and help others"

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    As Ryan faces new and frightening setbacks in his struggle with autism, his parents search for answers and find both purpose and...
  15. Autism Spectrum Disorders

    What autism does to a mother

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    Nicole Kalkowski knows that beyond the stress, fear, and family turmoil that come with learning that your child has this devastating...
  16. Autistic Spectrum Disorders

    The official DSM IV-TR Diagnostic Criteria for Autistic Disorder

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    The diagnostic labels and criteria for autism and similar disorders have changed several times since "autism" was first defined more...
  17. Autism Spectrum Disorders

    The autism diagnosis and family stress

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    When children are diagnosed with autism, families often find themselves dealing with financial and social challenges as well. The...
  18. Kids with Special Needs

    Providing for children with special needs

    If you have a child with Down Syndrome, autism, cerebral palsy, spina bifida or another disability or special needs situation -- how...
  19. Child Development & Health

    Are headbanging toddlers at risk for autism or other disorders?

    Why is your child -- who seems perfectly normal -- all of the sudden banging his head on the wall every time he gets mad? (And no,...