By creating a future plan, parents can effectively organize their thoughts about what their son or daughter wants and what they would like for their child’s future; work with legal, financial, and other experts to provide for their child’s needs; and describe the plan to others who need to know.
New research on newborn horses is exploring how pressure during birth may trigger shifts in brain chemistry that could lead to autism.
This Facebook page is an on-line and discussion group whose purpose is to bridge the gap between the individual autism support groups and maintain communication regarding autism related issues.
Researchers say in a new study, that individuals with autism or ASD will be more likely to speak if there is a pet in the house.
Autism, or ASD, is far more prevalent in women than previously thought but is still often untreated because the stereotype focuses on male behavior.
Many girls and women do not meet diagnostic criteria, as the criteria are based on the behavioural phenotype of boys. There exists a critical need for diagnostic criteria to reflect the female phenotype.
A new study by Yale School of Medicine researchers has found that 57% of these younger siblings who later develop the condition already showed symptoms at age 18 months.
This article from a March 2010 issue of Exceptional Parent discusses topics that parents may want to consider as children with I/DD approach the age of 18.
This video informs other children about the behaviors and characteristics of kids with autism.
Real Look Autism is a non-profit organization that offers information about different therapies and strategies through videos.