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March 2018

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.

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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.

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Autistic Meltdown or Temper Tantrum? How to tell the Difference

Autistic Meltdown

If you were to ask any parent of an Autistic child what they thought the truest introduction into the life of Autism is many would say the sometimes-brutal launch of a severe meltdown. Meltdowns are daunting, discouraging, arduous, and at times embarrassing.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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?

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