An article in “The Scientist” says there is no link between autism an lyme disease.
Based on a new study that was published in the Journal of the American Medical Society, the article writer says there seems to be no evidence to support the link between lyme disease and autism that has been hypothesized.
A couple at the University of Alabama who have a twenty year-old son who was diagnosed with autism eighteen years ago are using sitcoms to teach about what it is like to have an autistic child. Read about it here:
I was just looking at the Autism Society Inland Empire web site. It is a great source of information about Autism Spectrum Disorder. One thing that may be particularly helpful to some people is their 2010 Resource Guide which lists over 800 Autism-related resources on 200 pages. More than 75 topic areas, including Education, Advocacy, Therapies, Recreational Opportunities, Medical/Dental, and Colleges are covered. It can be downloaded from their Resources page, http://www.ieautism.org/resources
There are a variety of treatment plans for children with Autism. Among others, they include medication, occupational therapy, physical therapy and speech therapy. Click here to read more about how autism is treated.
Apparently, there is a big debate going on about whether or not it is appropriate for children to be diagnosed with such things as depression, ADHD, autism, etc. Some feel that there is too much early diagnosing of these kinds of things and that it is a problem becaues diagnosis leads to medication. They say that we are turning normal behaviors of young children into diseases that must be treated and they believe that is wrong. Others say that early diagnosis leads to early intervention and that, they say, is a good thing.
It can be very rewarding to care for an Autistic child, but at the same time it can be very, very, hard. There are days when things go according to plan and others when nothing seems to go right and you wish you could have just stayed in bed. Both you and your child need for you to know how to cope with those difficult times. Even better, you need to know how to prevent the problems whenever possible. Click here to download the free report, Helpful Tips For Living With Autistic Children, and receive a nine lesson email series of helpful information about Autism, Aspergers Syndrome, and ASD.
Hello! And welcome to my blog about Autism and Aspergers Syndrome. I have a grandchild who is autistic and I have become very intersted in learning about Autism. I will be posting information I have found about Autism and Aspergers Syndrome – what they are, what causes them, what can be done to treat them, and how to help the people who care for persons with Autism or Aspergers Syndrome.