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Every child is unique and develops at his or her own pace. This is especially true of children with Down syndrome whose rate of development is even more variable...(continued)
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Alexis Wineman’s with AbilityPath Google+ Hangout Autism Awareness & Acceptance
A story of an autism service dog and her boy...
In support of Autism Awareness and Acceptance Month I want tell you and the world how much I love and accept you...
I'm Alexander, but I go by Sasha (a salute to my Russian and Ukrainian background). I'm in my early 20s, I'm from New York and I am a recent college graduate, with a diagnosis of Asperger's syndrome and ADHD...
Liam was a typically-developing one-year-old who was talking and playing. Two months later that all changed!
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My son David, up until the age of 10, knew very few words...
I have always been a visual learner and to date I am best able to convey my thoughts, feelings and emotions via visual communication, through my artwork...
Jackson’s story is similar to so many diagnosed with ASD. We have come a long way since we first learned he had autism...
Tell Your Story - Share your personal story around Autism!
Learn more about Alexis Wineman, the first Miss America contestant with autism.
Wandering for children with special needs can lead to children getting lost and parents needing to contact local police or fireman to help locate their child.
With Irene expected to hit the U.S. East Coast this weekend, here are some tips we recommend you include in your preparations.
Senate President pro Tem Darrell Steinberg introduced amended legislation that would provide individuals with autism and pervasive developmental disorders access to insurance coverage
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The risk among male children is greater than 25 percent, and over 30 percent for "multiplex" families.
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New Studies Linking Environmental Factors to Autism Cause Controversy.
Temple Grandin shares her expert knowledge and personal experience on teaching and autism.
Four recent studies related to the cause of autism in children
A current study has been released reporting a possible link between autism and living near freeways
Family members and professionals are often puzzled about what to do when an individual begins to ask repetitive questions
Parents are invested in improving their child's vocabulary and reading skills
The brain does not tell the body to stop growing if the boy or girl’s developmental level is younger than their age
There is little doubt that those of us raised with siblings have been influenced by that relationship
Most parents have had some experience with a child who has difficulty falling asleep, wakes up frequently during the night, and/or only sleeps a few hours each night
While many happily anticipate the coming holiday season, families of sons/daughters on the autism spectrum also understand the special challenges
Tim’s service dog became his faithful companion and best friend to the entire family
A simple and inexpensive blood test may soon be available for parents to test their unborn child for Down syndrome and other disorders
What Every Parent Needs To Know About Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA) and Autism Insurance Coverage
CA State Senate and Senator Steinberg Host Hearing on insurance coverage of autism
Are they at Risk?
List of Autism Interventions
A powerful story about one mom’s journey thru autism with her son.
We hope that the National Standards Project will help individuals with ASD, their families, caregivers, educators, and service providers to select treatments that support people on the autism spectrum in reaching their full potential
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This report provides comprehensive information about the level of scientific evidence that exists in support of the many educational and behavioral treatments currently available for individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD)
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Down syndrome is a genetic variation that affects one out of 800 to 1,000 babies born in the United States
Prenatal screening tests give parents information about their risk of having a child with Down syndrome
Substance exposed or Intrauterine Drug Exposed (IUDE) infants have been exposed to toxic substances while in the womb. The most common substance exposure is to alcohol or illicit drugs, such as methamphetamines, heroin, marijuana, or cocaine
Sometimes medication or surgery can help manage symptoms associated with cerebral palsy (CP)
Try some of these strategies and techniques in your daily activities. They can encourage movement, sensory stimulation, vision development, play, and self-esteem
There are many treatment options for a child with cerebral palsy (CP). But play can go a long way toward encouraging development
Here are a variety of both indoor and outdoor activities which may help develop fine motor and sensory skills
Much of play is about communication and can therefore greatly enhance communication development
Although no one knows the cause of autism, most believe that genetics plays a role
For children with Down syndrome, there may be additional circumstances that lead to more challenges with eating and swallowing
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