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ABA Therapy and Autism: What Is It and How Can It Help?

Mental health ABA Therapy and Autism

We all know about Speech Therapy and Occupational Therapy for Autistic individuals, but what about other forms of therapy that parents use? There is one form of therapy I’d like to bring to your attention. One age-old therapy that we’ve fought insurance companies over for years- ABA Therapy. Applied Behavior Analysis, or ABA therapy has been recognized as a successful Autism treatment since the 1960s. What’s it all about though? Some parents do not know, so let’s talk about it…

Insurance Companies vs. Doctors: Coverage varies from State to State on Autism Treatments

Autism insurance and doctors

My family has spent the last several years living outside our home state of Indiana. Moving was a huge adjustment for all us- particularly my oldest Autistic son. I spent the first few years we were away fighting for proper education and doctors for him in Washington State. The wait lists are ridiculous in the clinics across the United States. Not to mention the irritation that comes in when you have to involve different health insurance companies!

Why You Should Join the Keto Coffee Craze and Reap the Health Benefits

Coffee equals energy

The ketogenic diet is taking the world by storm. The ketogenic diet ranked amongst the top of the diet and fitness Google searches of 2016. Keto coffee is receiving high praise from health gurus everywhere. If you don’t want to have more energy or shed some pounds, the keto coffee craze is not for you.

Fraudulent Cures: The MMS (bleach) Treatment for Autism

Autism fraudulent Cures

When you are faced with having no assurances as to if your child will progress or regress, sometimes parents get desperate. Whether it is Autism or some other diagnosis; as parents we just want to make our children’s plights easier for them. The way some parents go about this can sometimes swing towards the extreme.

Case Studies: Is using CBD Oil to treat Autism the answer?

CBD Oil

In an effort to advance it seems science sometimes looks to areas that make the general public choleric. If you’re an individual with abhorrence for “thinking outside the box” then I can assure you the direction researchers are leaning, in regard to CBD as an Autism treatment, is really going to agitate you. Science is science though, not everybody is always going to agree with the findings but that doesn’t make them any less relevant.

Prenatal Smoking and the Cause of Autism

Prenatal smoking and autism

Unquestionably one of the most debated cause topics surrounding Autism is maternal smoking. For years now, the credibility of the theory of maternal smoking and Autism has been questioned. There have been studies done for countless years on whether smoking while you are pregnant can cause Autism. The number one question needing answered is if there really is a tangible correlation between mothers who smoked during pregnancy and children who are diagnosed with Autism. The answer to this question seems to be held in studies linked out of the U.S. and Sweden.

Autism and Sports: Making this Sports Season a Successful One

Autism and sports

Playing extracurricular sports is a great experience for any child, but what do you do when your child has Autism and wants to play a sport? You let them is what you do! You must prepare in many ways for it though. Both with your child, your child’s doctor and with the organization your child wants to play in; whether that be baseball, basketball, track, football, etc. Always make the adequate preparations before signing your child up.

Environmental Causes of Autism: Traffic Pollution and Pesticide Case Studies

Environmental Causes of Autism

There are plenty of questions as to what causes Autism. Whether those have genetic roots or environmental ones- one thing is for sure, we would all love an answer… a definitive one, or a few. At this point, I don’t think any of us would be too picky if we were offered several proven causes. It’s not that science isn’t looking for those causes, it’s just that it is a slow process that requires much more funding and research.

Autism encounters with law enforcement: How can we make a change for the better?

Law enforcement car

The likelihood of an Autistic individual encountering law enforcement is high. With a large number of autistic children entering adulthood, it will be higher. There have been numerous stories in the news about these encounters that have led to injury, trauma and even death. As a parent of a spectrum child, it's frustrating, heartbreaking and painful to hear.

Could Sensory Processing Disorder Be Causing Your Autistic Child's Meltdowns?

Autistic meltdowns and sensory processing

Although your child’s safety is the most essential thing during a meltdown there are other elements that you must look for and be aware of; such as, comorbid disorders that may be triggering them and what you can do to combat against them. We’ve all had those moments when our child melts down and we are left with no earthly idea what caused it. We are left staring at the floor, at our child, trying to figure out what triggered this reaction from this little person that we love so much. Often the issue isn’t Autism alone. Often one of the issues is a comorbid disorder of Autism called Sensory Processing Disorder, or SPD for short.

Tips for Young Parents Raising A Child With Autism: The Biggest Thing Most Parents Forget

Young Parents

We all have good days and bad days. Let's face it, as a parent raising a child with special needs, any kind of helpful advice is going to make our lives easier. I recall before the internet with all of its tips, groups, and forums I felt like I was the only one. I believe there are many who still feel this way. Rest assured, you are not alone on your journey.

How the Newly FDA Approved Abbott Heart Valve is Saving Newborn Lives

Heart-shaped cloud in the blue sky

The FDA just approved the world’s smallest mechanical heart valve for newborns and infants. Prior to the approval of the Abbott heart valve, the lives of approximately 40,000 babies a year were in grave jeopardy due to congenital heart defects (CHD). The Abbott heart valve is a mere 15 millimeters in size, approximately the circumference of a dime.

My Autistic Son's Personal Experiences with Bullying

Brook Price With Her Son

Each of us parents of Autistic individuals have our own stories of how bullying has impacted our child’s life, or most of us do. As near 82% of special needs kids are bullied. Each story is unique and each as sad as the next. Whether it be stares, snickers, name calling, or actual physical violence, bullying affects each person in its own way. My son's story with bullying started in Kindergarten- before he was able to even understand what a bully was or even speak a word to us. His journey with bullies started from almost the moment he entered public school.

Biometric wristbands: possible game-changers in the autism world

Biometrics and Autism

Meltdowns are unpredictable and are many times a complete mystery. Those who are non-verbal or low-verbal are not able to communicate their needs or frustrations and meltdowns happen as a result. What if there was a way to predict and prevent a meltdown from occurring? Does that seem far out of reach?

It's All Relative: The Genetics of Autism in Families

The genetics of Autism

Increasingly each day the parents of autistic children are finding out they're also Aunts and Uncles to autistic nieces and nephews. The numbers are staggering. It has happened in my family multiple times. Each diagnosis I am told about is received with the same shock as I felt when I found out my son had been diagnosed. It never gets easier to accept; however, the diagnosis does get easier to explain. It suddenly becomes easier to relate to your relatives. The genetics of Autism, however, is a little bit more complicated than just simply saying it “runs in my family.”

Autism And The Stigma Around Group Home Placement

Autism Group Home Placement

When my daughter was younger I always thought she'd live with me forever if need be. I honestly had no clue of the journey that was ahead of us. As a parent raising a child on the Autism spectrum you hope that you're going to find the answers to each difficulty that may arise. This is the farthest thing from the truth. We all learn as we go - asking questions, researching information, and maybe feeling like we're drowning in all of the uncertainty.

How Long It Takes to Lose Weight On Keto Diet: Calorie Restrictive vs CSK

Beacon Keto Soup

"Those who switched from calorie restricting keto to common sense Keto how long did it take before you were losing weight?" This question was asked this morning on Common Sense Keto group on Facebook and the answers from the Keto followers may reveal how long it takes to lose weight on Keto diet.

Therapeutic Horseback Riding, Hippotherapy, and How Equine Therapy is Helpful in Autism

Hippotherapy and autism

Children and young adults on the autism spectrum all have an innate need for sensory stimulation. Some cannot handle any type of touch or noise, where others benefit from deep pressure and certain variations of loud music. Use of sensory toys, fidget objects, and other tools to allow sensory input are always helpful. But we can take it further.

Early Intervention and Milestone Moments With Autism

Autism Pictures

All children meet milestones and accomplish goals at a differing rate. We know that there's a chart to marker developmental milestones to make sure each is on the 'right' track, as explained in detail here. As a mother of a child who has special needs and is on the autism spectrum, I have found myself fretting over these markers many times as the years passed.

Marriage, Relationships, and Long Term Effects When Faced With An Autism Diagnosis

Marriage and Autism

Life is full of ups and downs. Marriage is a huge area for learning all about those ups and downs. It's already challenging, but now add children into the mix. Oh boy! Schedules become busier and life can get hectic real quick. Now add a diagnosis of Autism, or any other diagnosis, which includes special needs, and those everyday stressors have multiplied. They share the reality of special needs parenting.

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