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The Infamous Autism Cause Debates: Where Do You Stand?

Autism puzzle piece

The “cause” debates are some of the hottest topics in the world of Autism. It seems that parents of Autistic children, scientists and Autistic adults are all at odds as to the cause of Autism and whether finding the causes is responsible or necessary. Almost everybody eventually joins a side in these debates, it is hard to stay out of them. Once a person’s mind is made up often they hold these beliefs close to their heart and it is impossible to sway them to any other way of thinking, I.e. vaccines causing or not causing Autism. Debates over causes have been known to get heated quickly.

What Everyone Ought To Know About Finding the Best DNA Test

Best DNA Test

DNA tests have exploded in popularity in recent years according to The Guardian. In 2015 the market was worth an approximately 70 million, but by 2022 the value is expected to leap to an estimated 340 million! Professionals attribute this lucrative surge to the public’s fascination with ancestry, but the market isn’t limited to only to determining our ancestors anymore. The booming business has expanded into the vectors of beauty, health, fitness, and dating. Top 10 DNA Testing is a website that can help you to determine the best DNA test by giving you the appropriate guidelines, reviews, and statistics.

The Difference in Autism Prevalence Rates Between Boys and Girls: Is it a Lack of Accurate Testing or Is There A Genetic Component To It?

Autism research

We all know that Autism seems to be more prevalent in boys than it is in girls. Most sources put the sex ratio in Autism at 4-to-1. Meaning that for every 4 Autistic boys there is 1 Autistic girl. But what leads to this difference? Is it a genetic component or are the major tools we are using to diagnose our Autistic individuals essentially rigged and unable to accurately differentiate between male and female subjects; leading to lower diagnosis in females than is accurate.

Advice From the Mother of Two Autistic Boys: Learn to Forgive Yourself as a Parent and Human

Advice from the Mother of two autistic boys

Today was one for the books. I had an Autism specialist appointment for both of my children today. My youngest son was re-diagnosed with Autism and treatment started at this appointment. He is 11 years old, and I am feeling immense guilt over the amount of time it took to get him diagnosed correctly; it occurred to me that there may be many parents out there going through the same guilt that I am right now. It seems we are always being own harshest critics and our own worst enemies.

Autism and the Risk of Wandering/Elopement

Brooke Price with her Autistic son

Elopement is a very common problem with Autistic children and can start out of nowhere, without any prior incidents or warnings that it is going to happen. The wandering behaviors that Autistic children show are like the wandering behaviors that we see in the Alzheimer’s community. Wandering and elopement behaviors in children and adults with autism have led to countless tragedies across the country. There are things you can do to lower your risks of a tragedy. Being aware that it is a real problem is the first step to fighting it.

Why Kamedis Dermatology Is Clinically Proven to Reduce Eczema by 50%

Kamedis Dermatology

Eczema affects an estimated 31.6 million Americans on a daily basis, and the itchy, inflammatory skin condition can debilitate a person’s quality of life for a lifetime. The bestselling Eczema Therapy Cream from Kamedis is clinically proven to reduce eczema flare-ups by 50% in just two weeks!

Why Thermacell Is the Smartest Bug Repellent For Avoiding Ticks and Mosquitoes

Mosquito Bite

According to the CDC’s recent report, cases of vector-borne disease has tripled in the United States from 2004 to 2016. Fresh waves of fear about ticks and mosquito-borne diseases are rippling across the country. The good news is that Thermacell Repellents, Inc. is the fastest growing area bug repellent company on the market today. You can host your barbecue party while safely avoiding tick and mosquito invasions by utilizing Thermacell’s ingenious bug repellent devices!

Using Occupational Therapy as a Treatment for Autism and Sensory Processing Disorder

As the mother of an Autistic teenager with Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD) I have tried just about every therapy and treatment known to man to help my son. Many of these options were started when my son was very small, as early intervention is key to everything with Autism. One of said treatment options that we started is Occupational Therapy (OT).

Using Musical Therapy to Treat Autism

Treating Autism with Musical Therapy

Music has some amazing curative capabilities that happen to be backed by science. Given this, it isn’t surprising that using music as a treatment therapy would be beneficial to an individual on the Autism Spectrum. Music Therapy is a “well-established and risk-free technique” for using musical interaction to help individuals with Autism improve their ability to function.

Why Desert Harvest’s Aloe Vera Plant Derived Products Are Superior in Purity and Quality

Aloe Vera Plant

The aloe vera plant holds some of nature’s richest healing secrets within it’s spiky leaves, but not all aloe vera products are created equal. Misleading labels often result in a product that is far from containing the actual aloe vera plant.

Autism and The Importance of Speech Therapy

Brook Price with her autistic son

Many people with Autism have major problems with both speech and nonverbal communication. It simply eludes them. My son had obvious issues with speech and nonverbal communication right from the beginning. Being nonverbal until the age of almost 7 years I had to find ways to connect with him outside of speaking, as well as do whatever I could to harness speech within him. It was the most tiring and rewarding task I had with him growing up, I just wanted to hear him speak; wanted him to be social. Furthermore, Autistic individuals may also find it very hard to interact socially. Zain still has social deficits. For these reasons, speech therapy is a central part of treatment for Autism. It was central, and still is central, to my son’s development as he receives speech therapy twice a week.

Autism and Emotional Support Animals: What Is An ESA and What Are The Benefits of Having One?

Brooke Price Family

As my Autistic son grew I yearned for him to make a connection with somebody, anybody. He was nonverbal until he was almost 7 years old and was diagnosed with Severe Autism. It affected him greatly. Not only did it impact his life socially in every way possible; Autism also impacted him cognitively and behaviorally, and still does.

Autism and Picky Eating: What Can You Do As A Parent?

Autism and picky eating

When you live with Autism it seems like you live with an endless supply of whatever food your child has chosen as their preferred “go to food.” Stereotypically, it is chicken nuggets and French fries. In my home we add burgers to that short list. No matter how severe your child’s eating issue is, many parents of children on the Autism Spectrum struggle with their child’s severe eating problems with little or no professional help. I

Diagnosing Autism Through A Series of Tests: Claimed Accurate Results By 9 Months of Age

Diagnosing Autism with Tests

What if an easy and inexpensive test could predict the likelihood of your child developing Autism when performed at well-child appointments starting at the age of 3 months? What if this test performed with 100 percent accuracy? What if I tell you this may be a reality?

Type 2 Diabetics Should Add These Important Specialists To Their Diabetes Healthcare Team

Type 2 diabetes drugs

If you have recently developed type 2 diabetes, you may need more medical care than you once did to stay healthy. The American Diabetes Association's new book - Managing Type 2 Diabetes For Dummies - explains why diabetes patients often need not just one physician, but an entire healthcare team to best manage their disease.

The Joys of Raising an Autistic Child

Rising an autistic child

In the world of Autism, we often hear about the depressing and painful parts of raising our kids, rarely do we hear of the wonderful parts of it. Our children are amazing individuals that have countless advances to add to this world as they grow. However, while making a purchase at the store the other day a gentleman asked me what I did for a living - I told him I was a writer and a mother of 2 awesome boys with Autism. His response was that he was “sorry.” He honestly looked me in the eyes and told me that he felt sorrow for me because I have Autistic children. That reopened my eyes to the stigma surrounding Autism and parenting an Autistic child. We hear a lot about Autism throughout April, as it is Autism Awareness Month, now that April is over that doesn’t mean that we should stop spreading the awareness. Let’s start by spreading some awareness to the wonderful parts of our children and our adventures raising them!

Autism and Parental Depression

Brook Price Autism parent

When you think of Autism you often think of the obvious issues that families deal with; the meltdowns, the lack of eye contact and the lack of speech. Very rarely does the general public or the newly diagnosed parents think of the “small” issues that we deal with that often go unspoken of. One such issue is parental depression. Sometimes living the life that we must live leaves us depressed and stressed out. Whether it be from a lack of social communication with other adults or just the feeling of being overwhelmed. It certainly is not easy to be the parent of a child on the Autism spectrum. There are joyous moments, but there is no denying the challenges parents face, and the toll these take. Parents also have to worry about themselves getting sick, fighting for services, sacrificing careers, sinking into debt, and some simply rage at the injustice of it all. Parents grieve. We are allowed to do so. I find myself there right now. The monotony of each day, the meltdowns, the constant doctors’ appointments, the lack of sleep, the lack of understanding by both my family, friends and my son… it all gets to me from time to time and right now is one of those times.

How To Avoid Common Nutritional Deficiencies On A Vegan Diet

Fruits and vegetables

The vegan diet is gaining popularity in leaps and bounds amongst celebrities and health professionals alike. Some examples of celebrities that endorse a vegan diet include Christie Brinkley and Carrie Underwood. Today we are going to be looking at how to properly supplement your vegan diet to avoid common nutritional deficiencies.

Autism and Sensory Responses to Pain

Autism and pain

Many parents ask if their children are the only Autistic children that seem to have a higher or lower pain thresholds than the “normal” person. The answer is no they are not. Many children with Autism experience reduced or heightened pain sensitivity. It is actually widely reported to be a common feature of children with Autism. Sensory abnormalities in Autism are well known; they are even part of the diagnostic criteria for the condition. But few investigators have looked into how people with Autism experience pain. The ones who have base their conclusions of reduced and heightened pain in children with Autism on anecdotal observations and questionable measures of pain reported by parents. My son is among the Autistic children that are affected by this.

The Importance of Routines and Schedules in an Autistic Individuals Life

Busy people and Autism

If you have been raising an Autistic individual for a while you may already know that schedules and routines are pretty much key to their development. Truthfully, routines play an important role in the lives of people with Autism. In fact, one of the earliest signs of Autism can be a love of ritual, consistency, predictability and routine. It boils down to simple things that “normal” people do every day being intensified to the max for a person with Autism. The everyday events that most people view as “normal” can be an overwhelming combination of frightening crowds, intimidating sounds and overbearing lights for people with Autism. Routines and schedules help to create stability and order.

A Plea from the Mother of an Autistic Teenager: Research Every Decision You Make Before You Make it

A please from a mother of autistic child

When our children are diagnosed we tend to go along with what the doctors and therapists say to do, as we should. We typically start a medication if they say to start it or end a medication if they say to end it. We do the same with various types of therapies. Over the years I have tried an enormous amount of medications and therapies for Autism with my son to try to better his quality of life. Much of them with great success rate, some of them with horrible outcomes. The biggest regret I have in all these years is not researching the medications that I was using extensively before starting them.

Breaking Down IEP Meetings for Autistic Children

learning light

If you are new to the special needs world you may not know what an IEP is or have had to deal with having one yet. IEPs, or Individualized Education Plans, are the holy grail of special needs services in school aged children. An IEP is a “written document that’s developed for each public-school child who is eligible for special education.

Heartworm treatment facts including some dangerous myths

Heartworm treatment in dogs

Nothing causes more distress than when one of our furry friends gets sick. Dog owners as well as cat owners want the best health for their beloved family members. Heartworm is a serious condition that can take you by surprise so you’ll want to be familiar with heartworm treatment and prevention as well as some dangerous myths that abound about hearworms.

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