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What if my husband was a autistic child and never treated how would he act today at 52 and how to deal with it?

What if my husband was a autistic child and never treated how would he act today at 52 and how to deal with it?

Autism is a complex: disorder which a large spectrum of behaviors/problems. I highly suggest you take him to a unperson therapist apt to see how /what they think of his functioning and ability to be emotionally responsive to you. Good luck. ...Read more

Dr. Johanna Fricke
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Autism (Definition)

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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How do you recommend i act around my friend's autistic sister?

How do you recommend i act around my friend's autistic sister?

Like yourself: Be friendly, smile, treat her like the human being and individual that she is, and talk to her normally. She may or may not be able to respond depending upon the severity of her condition. That does not however mean that she does not understand. ...Read more

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Any medications to make autistic folks act more socially acceptable?

Any medications to make autistic folks act more socially acceptable?

More functional?YES!: It is extremely complex to treat, but see a true expert for multi-dimensional care & to customize the treatment. Increasingly, psychoactive meds play an important role. Fairly common & non-standard meds need be considered carefully & selected & titrated for the individual, possibly addressing features as anxiety, anger, mood, hyperactivity, etc. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how I should act infront of someone with autism?

Calm: People with autism don't deal well with change. They can become agitated if there is too much going on. So try to be calm, quiet and not add to the confusion or noise. Try to be understanding of their idiosyncrasies and possible tantrums or outbursts. ...Read more

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Why would there be controversy over the combating autism act?

Autism 'controversy': What is 'autism act' ? Never heard about it. There is no 'controversy' about diagnosis, , and symptomatic treatment, or usefulness of early intervention. ...Read more

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Can anyone tell me why my 3 year old daughter is flicking ehr tongue in and out really fast all day long we were told she has sensory intergretion they also thought autism but the nuero she saw said no she doesnt, she act evry young for her age she isnt p

Can anyone tell me why my 3 year old daughter is flicking ehr tongue in and out really fast all day long we were told she has sensory intergretion they also thought autism but the nuero she saw said no she doesnt, she act evry young for her age she isnt p

An assessment by : Child find of your public school district will define her overall developmental levels & any degree of autism she may have for early childhood special education without a diagnosis or toileting. Tongue-flicking may indicate seizure activity, found in children with developmental delays +/- autism. You may ask for another opinion from a child neurologist or developmental/behavioral pediatrician. ...Read more

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My 1st son is mildly autistic and now I am pregnant will there be any chance of 2nd child might be autistic?

My 1st son is mildly autistic and now I am pregnant will there be any chance of 2nd child might be autistic?

Possible : Depending on the cause of your first child's diagnosis your second child may be affected. Since most children do not have chromosomal defects screening cannot provide reassurance. There are more subtle epigenetic abnormalities that can be seen and some can be addressed after birth. You would need to have your first child seen by a provider to assist in evaluation process. ...Read more

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My brothers son has autism, is it likely my child will be born with autism? My husband doesn't have autism in his family

My brothers son has autism, is it likely my child will be born with autism? My husband doesn't have autism in his family

Autism's origins: New studies on chromosomal material have shown a number of autism cases related to sporadic changes(micro deletions or insertions) in the genetic code that probably occurred prior to conception. Of rare families with >1 affected child, this appears to be the case. Newly affected families have little if any chance of replicating that event, or sharing it across family lines. ...Read more

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My son reads minds and gives advice about my buddhist books/ he told me he is a "crystal child" and has been diagnosed with autism. Should that be?

My son reads minds and gives advice about my buddhist books/ he told me he is a "crystal child" and has been diagnosed with autism. Should that be?

Autism Diagnosis: Autism is best diagnosed with the help of a neuropsychologist, neurologist or psychiatrist. Here are two helpful websites about autism: thinking person's guide to autism http://www.Thinkingautismguide.Com/ nami- national alliance for mental illness page about autism spectrum disorders http://www.Nami.Org/template.Cfm?Section=by_illness&template=/contentmanagement/contentdisplay.Cfm&contentid=66. ...Read more

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Where can I find a child physiologist for my autistic son?

Where can I find a child physiologist for my autistic son?

National org: Assuming you are looking for an exercise physiologist, there is a national organization--http://www.Asep.Org/services--that should give you some leads in your area. Many may not be familiar with autism; so, once you have found an exercise physiologist in your area, you may have to ask that person to suggest a colleague who is. Good luck. ...Read more

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Autism: dad's son has it from his first marriage and my niece has it. Are there tests i can undergo to see if my child will have it?

Autism: dad's son has it from his first marriage and my niece has it. Are there tests i can undergo to see if my child will have it?

No: Currently, there are no known medical tests to diagnose autism, especially prenatally. It is diagnosed clinically by assessing behavior, communication and social skills typically at age 12m or older. While genetics are implicated, very few specific genes have been found in a majority of kids with autism. ...Read more

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Autism:my dads son from dads 1st marriage has it &my brothers daughter has it. What are the chances my child will have it? My bro and I have diff dads

Autism:my dads son from dads 1st marriage has it &my brothers daughter has it. What are the chances my child will have it? My bro and I have diff dads

Cause of Autism?: If the family members, especially your niece, have a diagnosis of one of the > 30 known genetic syndromes with autism as part of their neurodevelopmental profile, or comparative genomic hybridization &/or dna probe for fragile x show genetic abnormalities, ask your OB to refer you to a prenatal genetic counselor to determine if the pattern of inheritance increases your risk. ...Read more

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My son is 5 years old, verbal child on the autistic spectrum. I am having trouble making him mind me. Any disciplining tips?

My son is 5 years old, verbal child on the autistic spectrum. I am having trouble making him mind me. Any disciplining tips?

Autism: with high functioning autism, you need to establish good eye contact with your child. Try to stay consistent on dealing with the same behavior the same way everytime. Use flash cards with colors and commands and set incentive to get him to do what you want. ...Read more

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My son is 10 mos & he puts everything in his mouth, he especially likes paper, of any kind. I read this is a sign of a child who is autistic. Worried!?

My son is 10 mos & he puts everything in his mouth, he especially likes paper, of any kind. I read this is a sign of a child who is autistic. Worried!?

Absolutely normal: At this age everything goes into the mouth...It is the child's way of exploring their surroundings; every 10 month old will act this way to some degree. ...Read more

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My son is five year old and an autistic child. I am planning for stem cell treatment. Kindly guide that what factor should be kept in mind.?

My son is five year old and an autistic child. I am planning for stem cell treatment. Kindly guide that what factor should be kept in mind.?

Are You Kidding!: I appreciate the frustration of dealing with this problem. But attempting an totally unproven, potentially very dangerous therapy, outside of an approved clinical trial, is in my opinion , irresponsible.Look for help from a truly qualified specialist, one who is not self-proclaimed. ...Read more

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How do I get my teenage autistic son to treat his acne? Is it easiest to use oral medication?

How do I get my teenage autistic son to treat his acne?  Is it easiest to use oral medication?

It's his decision: Autism or no, it's Junior who has to decide to comply. All teens seem to willfully ignore their parents' good advice. Severe acne calls for isoretinoin, which he may well accept even if he won't use a topical agent; oral antibiotics must be used with a topical. Junior needs to spend time alone with his personal physician, during which time they can talk about acne or whatever. You must let go. ...Read more

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What can snoting ritalin and drinking beer often do to a baby well a women is pregnant can this cause autism she was snoting ritalin every weekend and not sure how much she drank but people told me she was drinking was just woudering if this is why my son

Children with FASD's: Can have other neurodevelopmental or genetic disorders. Also, alcohol can cause abnormal fetal brain development. When frontal lobes are damaged, deficits in executive functions ( the ceo of the brain) can cause behaviors that look autistic in young kids. If < 3, he needs to be assessed by your stare's early intervention program; 3-5, call child find of your public school district. See below. ...Read more

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Have slim pcos and conceived my 1 year old son with clomid. Just read a study linking maternal pcos to autism in baby. Now so nervous about him! Help?

ASD many factors: Fortunately, the incidence of autism spectrum disorder is generally only 1-2 %, and although there appears to be increase in frequency, there is also more awareness which leads to increased diagnosis. The Swedish study suggested a 59% increase in women with PCOS, which brings the likelihood from 1-2% to 1.6-3.2%. Still a 97% chance your child will NOT have Autism as many women with pcos attest ...Read more

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Very anxious around people, feel like I might be on the autistic spectrum, don't understand people's intentions etc. was a very anxious child, nofrend?

Very anxious around people, feel like I might be on the autistic spectrum, don't understand people's intentions etc. was a very anxious child, nofrend?

Social anxiety?..: Most likely in the autistic spectrum will be Asperger Syndrome, re; lack of social reciprocity you alluded to , likely if you have very restricted interest and activities and if others have noticed a repetitive pattern of behavior. Social Anxiety/Avoidant Personality, given your history of anxiety as a child, consider possible Attachment Disorder originating early in childhood. Suggest psych eval ...Read more

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How can I know if my child is autistic?

How can I know if my child is autistic?

Evaluation: Please talk with your pediatrician and discuss it with him/her and whether or not an evaluation is indicated. ...Read more

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