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Autism

Could Vitamin D Improve Autism Symptoms?

2016-11-24 14:29

For the first time, scientists have shown a significant improvement in autism symptoms associated with vitamin D supplementation in a double-blind clinical trial. The findings suggest that parents of children who are on the autism spectrum may see some beneficial effects if they supplement their kids with vitamin D.

This new research comes on the heels of previous study results showing that 57 percent of children with autism were vitamin D deficient and 30 percent had insufficient levels of the vitamin.

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Weird Health: Autism Miracle Cure Warning

2016-10-27 06:15

A “church” claims to have a miracle cure for autism. Here’s a weird health warning about an autism miracle cure that is a dilution of a bleaching chemical.

According to a recent ABC News report, parents with an autistic child need to be aware that a so-called “miracle cure” for autism is being promoted by members of the Genesis II Church of Health and

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More evidence folinic acid could help treat autism

2016-10-18 13:31

Children with autism spectrum disorder treated with prescription folinic acid showed improvements in communication skills that study authors say were significant in a new study.

Lead author Richard Frye of Arkansas Children's Research Institute has been studying the vitamin for ASD and the newest study is part of ongoing research.

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Autism and Schizophrenia, is there a connection?

2015-03-07 18:25

Are Schizophrenia and Autism related? That is the question left on the minds of some parents and scientists. Now it’s the question left on my mind.

Several months ago my 11 year old son started having hallucinations. His hallucinations present as visual, auditory, and tactile. It’s become the ultimate trifecta of confusion and misery for him.

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8 Simple Steps to Help Remember Your Autistic Child’s Appointments

2015-03-03 09:40

Keeping track of doctor and therapy appointments is difficult for any person to do, when you throw an autistic individual in the mix it becomes even arduous.

Families of autistic individuals tend to have up to, if not more than, twice as many appointments a month than a family without a special needs individual in it.

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13 ways parents think they caused autism to kids

2015-02-09 17:32

When two people find out they are going to have a baby life, as they know it, seemingly stands still. Whether or not your child is going to have autism tends to not cross one's mind. Seems no one thinks about autism until they have to sit in a doctor’s office and be told that a family member, a friend’s child, or their child is autistic. When you look at it from the other side it seems that once a parent has been told their child has autism all they can do is look for reasons why it’s their fault, especially at first.

With all the crazy theories about the cause of the autism that can be found, it’s no wonder that many parents are able to come up with a long list of reasons why they think their child’s autism is

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Top Parental Recommended Books on Autism to Gift in 2014

2014-12-01 16:33

With the holiday season kicking off it’s time to start coming up with gift ideas, for everyone and in this story we recommend number of parent-recommended books on Autism.

Some families may have a family member that constantly nitpicks no matter how many times you tell her, “He is fine, he

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The fight for affordable health insurance coverage for autism treatment

2014-11-10 12:40

In the world of autism getting a diagnosis is just the first step, sometimes the real fight starts after that when parents start looking for affordable health insurance coverage for autism.

Receiving affordable health insurance coverage for autism treatment with experimental therapies is a real fight for parents.

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