Archive for the ‘About Autism’ Category

Gluten-Free Recipes

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The Food Network featured their Gluten-Free recipes on Monday, April 2nd  in honor of World Autism Awareness Day. Many people believe that a gluten-free diet can significantly reduce the severity of autism if a child is diagnosed. A quick search for “gluten-free autism” yielded the following inconclusive results on the first page of google: Notice the dates [...]

The CDC Announces New Autism Rate: 1 in 88

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The CDC released their latest study based on data from 2008 that concludes the rate of autism has climbed to one in every 88 children. The data was collected in 14 states with children at the age of 8. This age was selected because by this time most children have already been diagnosed if they [...]

Experts May Change the Definition of Autism

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How Changing the Definition of Autism May Affect Your Access to Medical Care When people wanted to reduce the number of children each year diagnosed with autism I don’t think this is what they had in mind. Some experts with the American Psychiatric Panel are using a study from the 90s to support changing what [...]

Know the Signs of Autism

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Being educated about the signs of autism is the first step in combating the disease and learning how to treat it. While the very definition of autism, a spectrum disorder, suggests that the signs will vary from person to person, there are certain common characteristics that if caught early enough, can reduce the impact and [...]

10 Things my Autistic Kids Wished you Knew, from LostandTired.com

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We often say that no researcher or doctor can really portray what it is like to live with someone with Autism or have Autism the way someone living it every day can. Rob, a father of three children with Autism and the creator of Lost and Tired, wrote a list called “10 Things my Autistic [...]

What is Autism?

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Asking ourselves “What is Autism” is the first step to understanding how to treat it and what causes it. I started writing all of these articles about Autism but quickly realized through my research that I don’t know as much about autism as I thought I did. I know it’s a spectrum disorder meaning there [...]