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Managing Autism Meltdowns

Some individuals with autism experience emotional and physical “meltdowns” in response to feeling overwhelmed by sensory or mental stimulation. During a meltdown, a person may scream, cry, and become physically aggressive toward themselves or those around them. Meltdowns are most common in children and younger people with autism. However, experts note that “the state of

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Gaining Acceptance With Autism

Autism is a complicated disorder that encompasses a whole spectrum of symptoms (thus, the autism spectrum disorder). However, one set of symptoms that many children and adults with autism share is a lack of important communicative skills. This can lead to problems with gaining social acceptance with autism, as children and as adults.   Individuals

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What is Autism?

Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a term used to describe a group of complicated neurodevelopment disorders. The spectrum, rather than just describing intensity, represents a long list of different symptoms that have been identified as autism. Symptoms begin to present themselves very early on in childhood, and the disorder affects all races and ethnicities, although

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Social Cues That Might Be Missed with Autism

Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is diagnosed through a series of different symptoms, yet few are as recognizable or common as the symptoms of ASD relating to social dysfunction. It’s noted that cases of mild as well as severe autism often exhibit some form of social dysfunction, particularly in the realm of subtle, non-verbal communication. When

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Why Is Applied Behavior Analysis Helpful for Autism Treatment?

Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a neurological condition that affects children at an early age, causing developmental issues, as well as physical symptoms such as epilepsy and gastrointestinal discomfort. While autism can be linked to several potential factors, including prenatal viral infections and other risk factors, it is understood to be largely hereditary. As we

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