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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.
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.
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
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
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.
All of us parents of autistic children know the stresses of raising them, especially a non-verbal autistic child. I had that pleasure for half of my son’s life. He was non-verbal and extremely violent to himself and to me, he still is sometimes. Raising him during that point in time was unbearable it seemed, mostly because it’s an impossibility to get the support you need when you are in the parents shoes. The thing is, not one time did it or has it crossed my mind that the only way “out” is to murder my child [whether due to stress or unrealistic beliefs.
Just a week ago I wrote an article about the English woman that was being hailed a hero of sorts for withholding food and water so that her special needs child would die.
An autistic boy who disappeared in Baker County was found in the woods, but he is in critical condition. The family of Peyton Blodgett shares the 8-year-old was included in a Florida Missing Child Alert, and an estimated 300 people searched for him. However, his health remains an issue, so he has not been released from a hospital.
Peyton Blodgett was missing for an estimated 50 hours in Florida as his family, police and volunteers searched for him.
The Blue Man Group has made special changes to its show, so people with autism can enjoy it. They will be at the Briar Street Theatre in Chicago, and families with autistic loved ones are encouraged to attend. After watching the recent success of the “Lion King” making adjustments to accommodate people with autism, the Blue Man Group is using the same idea.
People with autism are rarely able to enjoy live music performances because of sensory issues. However, the Blue Man Group is aware of these problems and has created a special show for them.
The Idaho Center for Autism has announced it is shutting down and will not be able to continue to provide services in the future. The director Stephanie Spencer states problems continued to accumulate over the course of several years, and the center was no longer sustainable. Families are left with many questions in addition to the issue of finding another organization to help their loved ones.
The Idaho Center for Autism faced problems from several sources including insurance companies and the Department of Health and Welfare.