Autism – Helpful Hints for Asperger Syndrome Child

Our grandson Ben was diagnosed as having Aspergers Syndrome when he was 9 years old. This mental disorder is a high performing form of autism. One of the many traits of autistic children is that they do not process language and verbal instructions the way normal people do. At...

Healing Autism Naturally – Today’s Functional Medicine Treatments Often Deliver Dramatic Improvement

Autism statistics in today's world are alarming. Even more alarming is having your own child diagnosed with autism. In the past, there were few treatments that promised improvement in the symptoms of autism, and therefore parents viewed a diagnosis of autism as a sentence of doom. Recently, however,...

A New Way of Thinking About Nonverbal Communication/Gestures and Autism

"Have I ever told you how the actions of others stop me from talking? It is as if their hand movements, their eyes or their tone of voice stops me from talking. I find myself focusing on their behaviors and forgetting what I should say in It is as if their behaviors...

Autism and Holiday Breaks: Designing a Vacation Activity Schedule

Extended breaks from a routine can be refreshing and rejuvenating for many of us. That being the case, it is often comforting to fall back into your own pattern of daily life. Some of those affected by autism, though, have a very tough time adjusting to changes in their schedules...

Jump With Your Autistic Child!

It is so simple, yet so much fun. Jumping is a great way for your child to have fun, do something healthy and gain confidence. Finding activities that children enjoy can often be a challenge. Often children with Autism may struggle with co-ordination or other physical challenges that...

5 Facts About Autism

Autism is a condition, usually more common in male children, that impairs verbal interaction with others. This might make the child seem withdrawn from society and they might find it difficult to mix and make friends with other children. There are different 'levels' of autism, and in its most...

Rigid Children and Autism

A child grows from being a black and white, literal thinker as a young child into understanding that things are not always the same and it is Okay. For some children, many with Autism Spectrum Disorders, "gray" thinking does not develop naturally and sometimes it does not develop at all....

Curcumin and Phenol Sensitivity in Autism

I would like to cover a little bit about the curcumin products like turmeric and possible phenol reactions. I have seen children with Autism who respond very well to products such as turmeric or Enhansa, both having the active ingredient of curcumin. We think that the positive effects come from...

Techniques To Use When Helping The Person With Autism Manage His Anger And Rage

In a previous article, I discussed why the autistic person struggles so much with anger and rage. In this article I will discuss how the parent/caregiver or therapist can work with the person with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) who is angry.It is important to remember that the child, teen or adult is angry...

My Experiences With Asperger’s

My mom always thought there was something different about me. I liked objects more than people. I constantly paced and played with cards. I liked Babylon 5 (believe it or not this is one of the diagnosis criteria for Asperger Syndrome). My mom thought I had Asperger...

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