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Mayo Clinic Weighs in on Restrictive Diets for Autism

Recently, on a Q&A portion of its website, the Mayo Clinic weighed in on the gluten free, casein free (GFCF) diet for autism. Dr. Jay Hoecker, emeritus consultant for the Department of Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine, stated that there was "no evidence that special diets are an effective autism treatment" and that "restrictive diets can [...]

Hospital Preparedness Lacking for Children with Autism

Residents of the United States will be facing the peak of flu season (which runs from October through May) in the coming few weeks and it’s likely that a portion of children who get sick will require hospitalization during that time. Every child is anxious when they have to stay in the hospital, but for [...]

Transitioning to Adulthood Poses Challenges for those with Autism

A group from Washington University in St. Louis reports that upon finishing high school, many children with autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) are left without the proper supportive or health services that they previous had access to. According to the report, nearly 40 percent of youths with ASDs from among the more than 400 surveyed participants [...]

Autism and the Diet Connection

The University of Rochester Medical School recently published a report entitled, ¨Popular Autism Diet Does Not Demonstrate Behavioral Improvement." The small, tightly controlled study on the effects of a gluten-free, casein-free (GFCF) diet found that it made no appreciable difference in the behavior, sleeping, or digestive habits of twenty-two children aged two-and-a-half to five-years-old. Results [...]

The Autism Medication Maze

Parents of children with autism will invariably face difficult decisions regarding their children’s best course of treatment. Among the most agonizing of these, is the decision to use prescription drugs to treat their condition. Against the backdrop of spiraling cases of autism, anti-psychotic medications, once reserved for schizophrenia and other major mental illnesses, are being [...]

Shock Treatment for Children with Autism?

According to the Washington Post,  Electroconvulsive Therapy Machines (ECT) will soon be required to undergo the same rigorous testing as other medical equipment currently on the market.  A 1974 law mandating the close scrutiny of new medical devices allowed ECT to be grandfathered in and escape scrutiny.  Now, this momentous decision will have far-reaching consequences [...]

Consequences of Autism Denial Can Be Far Reaching

One of the most harmful things a parent can do when they suspect their child has autism or any other developmental disability is to ignore the problem. Studies and supporting evidence have consistently shown that early intervention is a critical factor in a child’s ability to mainstream themselves into schools and society later in life.  [...]

How to Apply for the Wisconsin Early Autism Project (WEAP)

The Wisconsin Early Autism Project, or WEAP for short, is a great resource for residents of Wisconsin and surrounding areas that have children with an autism spectrum disorder.  Under the Wisconsin Early Autism Project, children under the age of 8 who have been diagnosed with ASD are potentially eligible for up to 3 years of [...]

Raun Kaufman’s Autism Recovery Story

Below is the audio to an interview we recorded with Raun Kaufman a few years ago.  Raun is the CEO of the Autism Treatment Center of America. Raun’s story is quite remarkable.  At an early age, he was diagnosed with severe autism, along with a tested IQ of 30.  Despite a bleak prognosis, Raun’s parents [...]

 
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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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