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New Apps for Enhanced Communication Skills Show Promise for People with Autism

New Apps for Enhanced Communication Skills Show Promise for People with Autism

The inability to communicate effectively is one of the hallmarks of an autism diagnosis, leaving severely affected individuals with extremely limited options in expressing thoughts, emotions, and needs. Advancing technologies,… Read more »

Sleep Issues and Autism: How to get some rest.

Parents of newborns often commiserate about sleep deprivation, later looking back with fond memories of those early sleep-deprived days when their infants awoke frequently for feedings during the night.  But… Read more »

Moving Toward a Multi-Treatment Approach to Autism: The Whole is Greater Than the Sum of the Parts

A young couple sits in a doctor’s office, both of them feel anxiety brewing in their stomachs. They had waited two months for this appointment. The doctor, from behind his… Read more »

Omega-3 Oils Provide A Cornerstone To Integrated Nutritional Support In ASD.

It is now estimated that the prevalence of autistic spectrum disorder (ASD) lies between 1 in every 100-200 children under the age of 5 years, with ADHD and related behavioural… Read more »

Auditory Processing & Autism

Children on the autistic spectrum can find the processing of sensory information a challenge. Research shows particularly that auditory processing can be a key factor. Auditory interventions have been used… Read more »

Sunderland University & The Autism Research Unit: The Early Years

Sunderland University & The Autism Research Unit: The Early Years

It must be remembered that the possibility of diet triggering any form of neurological disorder would not, at that time, be taken seriously at all, as it just did not… Read more »

Integrating Biomedical and Behavioral Science: The Happy Future Ahead

Integrating Biomedical and Behavioral Science: The Happy Future Ahead

Background In general, professionals in the autism field acknowledge only a few “accepted” treatments—most notably, applied behavior analysis (ABA) and the drug Risperdal (risperidone). In contrast, parents worldwide are relying… Read more »

Epilepsy and Autism: Our Experience

Epilepsy and Autism: Our Experience

Epilepsy occurs at a much higher rate in children with the diagnosis of autism. I have a 7-year-old son with the diagnosis of PDD-NOS. After hearing Michael Chez, MD, speak… Read more »

Has Your Child with Autistic Symptoms Been Properly Screened for a Subset of Mitochondrial Disease Known as OXPHOS?

Autism secondary to mitochondrial disease (AMD) was once thought to be rare. However, several recent research articles suggest there is a cohort of ASD children with underlying mitochondrial disease. Some… Read more »

How do We Help Children with Autism Learn to Speak?

This can be one of the most daunting questions parents of children with autism try to answer. As we know, each individual autistic child presents with their own particular mixture… Read more »



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