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Autism and Education for Those on the Spectrum

Good teachers can help children with autism spectrum disorder achieve success in life. Autism and education is an important domain in the management of the disorder. If a child is placed in a structured environment with experienced teachers, then he/she can grow much like their neurotypical peers. Be Cautious of Non-Evidence-Based Autism Treatment Each child…

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    Autism Management and the Issues Involved

    Autism spectrum disorder, like most other neurodevelopmental issues, is usually not “curable”. Chronic autism management is required to make children overcome their social and communication difficulties. Outcomes of autism management are variable. Specific behavioral changes takes time and majority of the children with autism remain on the spectrum, even after they grow up as adults….

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    Be Cautious of Non-Evidence-Based Autism Treatments

    All parents want their children to lead a healthy and happy life. But parents of children having autism spectrum disorder should be extra cautious to prevent their kids falling prey to expensive, unsafe and non-evidence-based autism treatments. Autism Medicines and their Role in Treatment As a thumbrule, parents should always ask whether there’s any proven…

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    Autism Medicines and their Role in Treatment

    Medicines have a very limited role to play in improving the symptoms of autism spectrum disorder. Some autism medicines may help a child to stay away from self-injury and similar other behaviors. But it has now been widely acknowledged that medicines can only take a child with autism to a functional level at which he/she…

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    What Causes Autism in Children?

    Scientists and experts are still largely uncertain about what causes autism spectrum disorder. There are a combination of several causes, rather than a single cause, that leads to the manifestation of the disorder in children. These include several factors like biological, environmental, and genetics, and set increases the chances of a child to have the…

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    Reversing Autism: The Next Big Research

    Autism is a complex neurobehavioral condition which includes impairments to communication skills and social interaction, combined with repetitive and rigid behaviors.  The range of symptoms is called autism spectrum disorder and covers various degrees of the level of impairment. The severity ranges from high functioning autism to a more serious manifestation that may call for…

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    Is Autism Prevention Possible?

    Autism is a complex neurological disorder that affects one in every 68 children. Scientists don’t know the real causes behind autism. But genes are believed to play a key role in the manifestation of autism in a child. While the disorder has no cure, some studies suggest that autism prevention may just be possible. Science…

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    Autism and Neurodiversity in the Society

    Over the past few years, there has been an increase in the number of college students diagnosed with neurological issues like autism spectrum disorder and Asperger’s syndrome. Some schools in the US have adopted measures to accommodate students with autism and neurodiversity. While the strategies may differ, they all target the fundamental problem. Autism Awareness…

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    Special Children Education Challenges in India

    Access to education is a major challenge to special children in India. It’s a struggle that they face every day. Truly inclusive special children education is still a far cry in India, and even in the 21st century, they are expected to study in separate schools. Breaking into mainstream education is a tall order for…

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    Autism Awareness Problems in India

    Awareness, intervention, acceptance of the diagnosis and getting timely and proper care can go a long way to help children challenge autism spectrum disorder. But the fact remains that there are several autism awareness problems in India that are hurdles to address the disorder. Safety Tips for Autism Parents Awareness about autism, even among doctors,…

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