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Autism in Children

7-Year-Old Girl With Autism Turned Away By Mall Santa Because Of Her Service Dog

The Huffington Post | Leigh Weingus | Posted 12.04.2014 | Parents

Clarification: A stock photograph used previously to illustrate this story depicted a Santa Claus who was in no way associated with this incident. We ...

If I Could Turn Back Time: The Top Regrets of Parents With Children Who Have Autism

Roy Dittmann | Posted 07.10.2013 | Healthy Living
Roy Dittmann

In the 21st century, many parents are slowing down, questioning what they've been told, and discovering that preparing themselves for having a baby can save them from a lifetime of regrets.

CDC: One in Every 50 Children Has Autism

Jay Gordon, MD | Posted 05.20.2013 | Healthy Living
Jay Gordon, MD

Today the CDC announced a 72 percent increase in the diagnosis of autism over the past four years. One of every 50 children aged 6 years to 17 years has an autism spectrum diagnosis.

Catherine Pearson

New Tool For Catching Autism Even Earlier? | Catherine Pearson | Posted 07.16.2012 | Parents

A questionnaire could help identify children at risk for autism in their first year of life, new research shows, and that could affect how early child...

Sensory Overload, Awareness and Autism

Ariane Zurcher | Posted 06.04.2012 | Healthy Living
Ariane Zurcher

My 10-year-old autistic daughter, Emma, woke up in the middle of the night crying. Her screams of pain, the result of intense pressure in her ears, were like the sounds of an animal under attack.

Waging War

Ariane Zurcher | Posted 04.16.2012 | Parents
Ariane Zurcher

Emma is my daughter, who happens to have autism. The autism piece is complicated. The beautiful little girl/daughter piece is not.

Conceptualizing Autism: "Cloud" vs. "Spectrum"

Neil S. Greenspan | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Neil S. Greenspan

A more useful metaphor for autism than "spectrum" is "cloud". Individuals with autism are better represented by points distributed in a multi-dimensional space.

Autism Autoimmune Disease Link Considered

HealthDay | Steven Reinberg, HealthDay Reporter | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Children of mothers who have autoimmune diseases such as type 1 diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis and celiac disease have up to a three times greater ris...