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Picture Schedule Getting Dressed Autism
ASD are a spectrum of disorders of varying degrees that are characterized by difficulties in social interaction, verbal and nonverbal communication and repetitive behaviors. Autism statistics from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) identify around 1 in 68 American children as ...Read more
I want to vaccinate our baby but I am so scared of causing autism. Alternative schedules? Any suggestions?
Confusion understood: Over the past 3 decades the vaccine haters have claimed they cause crib death, cerebral palsy & now autism. Research suggesting autism with vaccines was found to be fraud & the doctors lost their licenses. We know the present protocol for vaccine use is safe & effective & doesn't cause autism. Alternate schedules have no benefit to baby & increase the pain days of infancy. Discuss with ur dr. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes: Although an official diagnosis is not needed to start necessary therapies do not be afraid of a label. Some therapies like aba, which are very helpful, are not covered without an official diagnosis. Other services, like respite care or grants and other funding may not be accessible without it. If social security is needed for long term care it will also be necessary. ...Read more
Sad for your kid: You took a myth created as fraudulent research by dr wakefield (who lost his license because of the fraud) and now leave your child susceptible to an illness that can kill him.We are now finding genetic errors in kids with autism that are present at conception.There is no link to the mmr, although their are many that continue to push the idea. It is sad that parents are caught up in this battle. ...Read more
Why do people with autism get stressed over small problems making them bigger than they need to be ?
Hyoere c itable: Their brains are set up in a way that they over focus on detail. ...Read more
Read article today saying courts have confirmed MMR and autism link. My son is getting ready to get his 1 year shots! what do I do? Help!
There is no link: There has not been a study that has passed muster with the medical comminity that has linked MMR or any other immunization with the develoopment of Autism. At best it an urban myth. those who claim a link are preying on families desterate to find a cuase of their child's autism. do not fear having your child immunized. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My son has autism. He is not a picky eater however he will not sit to eat. Sometimes I have to feed him to get him to eat. What can I do about this?
Behavioral therpay: A little compromise, reward mechanism and positive feedback helps. For example, if the autistic child likes a certain activity or desert, one can use those as a positive reinforcement tool. A reward mechanism is created where the child knows he or she will get rewarded after the meal is completed. One on one consultation with a behavior therapist can provide many tools. You are a good mom. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
42wf.have 18yrsold.tried to get pregn for 10yrs ,was told <5% chance. Well,i am 6wks pregn! my husband is54! autism,chromos abnormalities.Worried !1?
Please help. I am 21 with "high functioning autism" is it possible for me to get a good paying career in the medical field? How can I do this? Thanks.
Asperger's: Yes. Please find a career with minimal people interaction like research etc. ...Read more
See your PCP first.: Have your pcp refer you to a psychiatrist or psychologist to evaluate the autism then go to the social security office and apply for disability. You can get an application on line. You can contact the social security office and get help from their staff on how to fill the appropriate forms. Once the forms are submitted, they will let you you know if he is qualified ...Read more
Yes: Hope should never be lost with this kids, and patience. However, like everyone else, they have a "ceiling" which should not be construed as a barrier to help them reach the closest to their full potential; everybody has limitations and areas of better performance. ...Read more
Numbers vs real life: Some people have a theory that toxins in the environment may be one of the causes of autism. The word toxins refers to substances that are increased in our world due to our modern, industrialized society. That means all the things that we use, or that are used to produce the goods we have, can be the toxins in our environment. There are too many chemicals or substances to count. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Autism test: There are a few tests for adults although there isn't one test that can definitely tell you you have autism. Most folks will use the autism spectrum quotient test for adults. There are a number of sites online where you can down load the test (and even score them). If you are concerned you may wish to talk to your regular doctor. ...Read more
Speech/Language &: Occupational Therapists also work together on feeding issues related to sensory issues in children with ASD. Issues with smell, taste, texture & color of foods can make it difficult to insure that a child with ASD eats a well-balanced diet. I endorse this book by Ernsperger & Stegen-Hanson, but I have no financial interest in it. It helps get past " love the whites, hate the greens". ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Evaluation: Consider seeing a clinical psychologist or a psychiatrist for a diagnostic evaluation if your are an adult. If this is for a child - see a developmental pediatrician. ...Read more
A neurodevelopmental disorder affecting three areas: abnormal socialization, communication, and restricted interests with repetitive patterns of behavior. It is usually detected in the first two years of life. Cause is unknown but strong evidence points to an interplay between ...Read more
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