Autism has been on a rise for decades – statistically, at least. The reality is that we are slowly approaching a point in time where we finally have a more accurate understanding of just how prevalent autism really is, not just among predominantly white families with better socioeconomic standing and access to quality healthcare, butRead More.
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. WhenRead More.
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 weRead More.
Autism, or the autism spectrum disorder, is a condition that is usually diagnosed early in a child’s life and continues throughout childhood and adulthood. It is a neuro-developmental condition with a cause that is not easy to pinpoint, with factors including genetics, infections, and chemical exposure. In simpler, broader terms, autism is caused by radicallyRead More.
Puberty is a tremendously difficult time for any child, but it can be several times more challenging for a child with autism spectrum disorder. Navigating the teen years on the spectrum is certainly no simple task, and can come at a very inopportune time – for many parents, puberty may be the time when theyRead More.
There comes a time for every parent when it’s critical to discipline a child. We’ve all experienced a parent’s discipline at one point or another and know that there are many ways to address bad behavior and course correct – but some methods are more effective than others, in more ways than one. Some parentsRead More.
Autism, or more specifically, the autism spectrum disorder, which is a diagnosis that encompasses the wide variety of symptoms and behaviors that we currently understand to be linked to autism, is a condition that has evolved in definition and understanding over the decades. We know that autism and intellectual disability is separate, and that autisticRead More.
When the mental branch of medicine was still in its nascent stages, therapy – as we know it today – was largely known as psychoanalysis. It was Sigmund Freud, infamous as he is today, who first coined and developed the concept, and the techniques he developed were, in a sense, applied analysis. The study ofRead More.
It’s no secret that being on the spectrum can come with its fair share of challenges, especially for children trying to fit into school life, and adults just starting out in the workforce. These are massive adjustments that often require an understanding and skillset that can seem antithetical to autism, and many jobs and industriesRead More.
For children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), many things that might come naturally to other children are very slow to develop. Certain skills that we may take for granted in our everyday lives develop into seemingly insurmountable challenges for kids with ASD, especially when it comes to social skills, learning, and self-sufficiency skills from concreteRead More.