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What is a good book to understand Down syndrome and autism?

What is a good book to understand Down syndrome and autism?

Autistic Spectrum : Disorder can present as regression in language & behavior as late as school age in kids with DS & mild-moderate Intellectual Disability (ID). Hearing loss is also common in DS. Try "When Down Syndrome & Autism Intersect", edited by Margaret Froehlke, R.N. & Robin Zaborek & "Dual Diagnosis of DS & Autism" by George T. Capone, M.D., adapted from Disability Solutions, vol.3, issues 5 & 6. ...Read more

Dr. Johanna Fricke
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Autism (Definition)

Autism is 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 genetic and environmental factors. Patients with autism may display significant delays in certain developmental areas while having normal or superior strengths in other developmental or learning domains. The severity of the disorder is highly variable ...Read more


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What is a good way for me to prove that I do not have autism or asparagus syndrome?

What is a good way for me to prove that I do not have autism or asparagus syndrome?

Why do you ask?: It would be unusual to be a 37 year old with autism and not have been diagnosed earlier. An exception might be someone with the diagnosis of aspergers whose only noticeable difficulty was social interactions. If you feel you are functioning fine from a professional and social standpoint you do not have to prove anything. If you have concerns start with your primary provider to provide guidance. ...Read more

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I have high functioning autism and I am 21. What would be a good career path for me?

I have high functioning autism and I am 21. What would be a good career path for me?

Enjoy your career!: "do what you love, love what you do" certainly applies to you; keeping in mind any challenges or special needs specific to you in a given work situation. First, think of what you like, your education / training, comfort, situation cause anxiety? Also consider what is available in the area in which you live and possibility of relocation. It might be helpfl to take specific courses / training. ...Read more

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Can a kid with autism be really good in math and science. Or is that just grandparent impression?

Yes: Autism to me is a neurodevelopmental condition that manifests itself in markedly abnormal social interaction, communication ability and patterns of interest. I think autism is not an "intellectual deficit" but more of a low level "perceptual" disability. Yes, they can be good in math and science! ...Read more

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Just wondering whether risperidone is good for autism patients?

Just wondering whether risperidone is good for autism patients?

It can be: Risperdol can be very helpful in treating the aggression and irritability patients with autistic spectrum disorders sometimes exhibit. It does not treat the autism its self. ...Read more

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Can a child with autism end up getting good grades?

Can a child with autism end up getting good grades?

If high functioning: Provided they have the right supports at School making sure that he has an IEP which is indicated for autism. IEP stands for individualized educational program which poses legal responsibility upon the school to help the child. A formal request by letter from the parent can be made for this-stating what are the issues that need support simply stating then that IEP is needed as soon as possible. ...Read more

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Why are kids with autism especially good at puzzles?

Pattern recognition : & rote memory are strengths for children with autism, characterized by "spikes" in non-verbal problem-solving that confer average to above-average developmental "splinter skills, " along with significant delays in language-based learning. Ability to learn by intensive, repetitive behavioral & educational interventions unfortunately exceeds conceptual ability, social communication & reciprocity. ...Read more

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Is anyone finding good info on natural ways to help autism in our children?

Yes: I am and so are other physicians i know. I have had good experiences with chinese medicine, homeopathy, gluten free/casein free diet, supplements and of course therapies. I have had patients experience significant improvement. I actually have two patients (who were high functioning to begin with) have their diagnosis of autism removed. While that is unusual, it shows it can happen. ...Read more

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What's a good way for us to better help the children diagnosed with autism?

What's a good way for us to better help the children diagnosed with autism?

Early Intervention : The earlier a child is diagnosed and started with therapies the better the outcomes. The plan needs to be multifactorial and may include biomedical, st, pt, ot as well as behavioral. All those who work with the child should be educated on what to expect and how best to respond to certain behaviors. Support groups for parents and respite care are key to allow them time to recharge. ...Read more

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Dr. Johanna Fricke
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Autism Spectrum Disorder (Definition)

Autism spectrum disorder, also called pervasive developmental disorder (PDD), is a type of condition that includes life-long impairment in the ability to communicate and to have normal social interactions. These include ...Read more