The Silver Lining of an Autism Diagnosis

Despite greater awareness and a better understanding of the disorder, autism rates continue to climb at an alarming rate, with more parents than ever before receiving the devastating news of an autism diagnosis. However, while the maze of a loved one’s diagnosis can be quite overwhelming, there is some potentially great news. As the first [...]

Son of Jenny McCarthy Suffers Seizure, Sent to Emergency Room

It is estimated that between 25%-30% of those diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder will suffer at least one seizure before the onset of puberty. Varying in degree and intensity, these incidents can be incredibly traumatic for parents to witness, particularly if it’s a first-time episode.  Unfortunately, on Sunday night, Jenny McCarthy’s son suffered one, [...]

Autism and Seizures: Are They Connected?

There has always been a strong association between autism and seizures.  In fact, it is estimated that 25% of those diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder will suffer at least one seizure before the onset of puberty.  Additionally, according to the medical article entitled “Autism and epilepsy: Cause, consequence, comorbidity, or coincidence,” epilepsy will be [...]

Milk Allergies and the Autism Connection

A good number of children on the autism spectrum also suffer from various allergies and food sensitivities.  One of the more common issues related to allergies and autism can be linked to milk, or more specifically, the casein protein. Casein is naturally produced in the milk of lactose-producing mammals, which include cows, goats and humans. [...]

 
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Did You Know?

  • * In 1970, Autism affected 1 out of 10,000 children
  • * Autism now affects 1 out of 88 children
  • * Autism affects 1 in 54 boys
  • * 1.7 million Americans have some form of autism
  • * 4 out of 5 autistic children are boys

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