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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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    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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    Science and Childhood Autism in India

    For years, India had no numbers regarding the extent of autism spectrum disorder in the country. Doctors used to call childhood autism a Western syndrome and doubted its existence in India. It’s one of the major reasons why autism remained one of the most misdiagnosed disorders in the country. Diagnosis often got delayed because doctors…

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    Parental Challenges in the India ASD Scenario

    For nearly 0.66 percent people across the globe and their families, autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a part of their lives. Autism affects one in every 150 people all over the world and is one of the fastest growing disabilities with an annual growth rate of 10-17 percent. According to conservative estimates, India has 1.7…

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    Autism Parenting Challenges in India

    Parenting a child involves a lot of patience. But it is often a tall order if the child has autism spectrum disorder. As a parent, realising that your child has autism, is often very daunting. Diagnosis is only the first stage of several autism parenting challenges that you have to face that includes battling societal…

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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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    The Reality of India Autism Diagnosis

    A study by UCLA on India autism diagnosis has revealed that parents in the country notice something different in their child at least six to 10 months later than their counterparts in the US. Child development norms in India are culturally shaped and this impacts when symptoms are recognized as problematic. Special Children Challenges in…

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    Special Children Challenges in India

    Nature, in a way, is even-handed. Nearly three percent of all children—cutting across countries, religions, cultures, and races—are “special”. They are born with many unique gifts. Mainstream life, however, has little time for these children. Special children challenges in India are often insurmountable. In most case they care considered as a problem. Behavioral Issues of…

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