Family-focused holidays, such as Thanksgiving, Chanukah, Christmas, New Year's Day and Kwanzaa can be particularly important events in the life of those with autism.
Most likely, you didn't know November is Autism History Month. That's okay, as few people do. It is important for all of us to understand the history that affects those on the autism spectrum as well as their family, friends and employers. 1910 — The term “autismus” (or “autism”) is coined by Swiss psychologist Eugen [...]
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A couple, both working as professors at prestigious U.S. universities, have found that certain bacteria in the mother’s digestive tract can lead to having an autistic child. They have also found the exact brain location linked to autistic behaviors.
Most autistic children, teens and adults react negatively from sudden, unexpected change. What could be more devastating to them than the loss of their home, pets, and normal way of life?
One of the most understood aspects of autism are the meltdowns experienced by those who live with the disorder. These are often confused by others as behavioral, rather than what they really are, releases of emotional overload.
The Washington Post recently reported about a 10-year old autistic boy who was having difficulty in school and was arrested.
Presently, many psychologist and psychiatrists accept the findings in DSM-V that Selective Mutism cannot be comorbid with autism. Others, however, do not concur with this, and routinely care for children and adults who experience long periods in which their ability to verbalize is either limited or non-existent.
Years ago, boxers were thought to become "punch drunk" from too many blows to the head. Their condition became known in boxing and medical circles as dementia pugilistica. Today we know it as chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), a progressive degenerative disease afflicting those who suffer multiple concussions.