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Understanding Autism

  With a rise in diagnosed cases and a sea of conflicting information, autism is a condition that leaves many parents terrified. Yet affected families have every reason to be hopeful about the future. By Darshak Sanghavi, M.D. from Parents Magazine When he was a toddler, Donald didn’t seem to …

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A Timeline of the History of Autism Spectrum Disorder

  You might think of autism as a new problem because it has become so much more prevalent in recent years. But it’s actually been on the books for more than 70 years–and our thinking about the condition has changed dramatically during that time. Here are the key events in …

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Independence Day Clothing Makes Getting Dressed A Lot Easier For People With Autism

Theirry founded Independence Day Clothing in 2014 to provide reversible clothing with no zippers, buttons, seams or tags to people with sensory integration disorders, a common byproduct of autism that affects one’s ability to regulate senses. Thierry said that the clothes also benefit people with other disabilities like cerebral palsy, …

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Guidelines for Treatment of ADD/ADHD

    ADHD is a condition of the brain that makes it difficult for children to control their behavior in school and social settings. It is one of the most common chronic conditions of childhood and affects between 4 and 12 percent of all school-age children. Children with ADHD may …

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Diagnosed With ADHD: What You Need to Know

  Brian Maranan Pineda   The average child is diagnosed at age 7, and it is the most common behavior disorder in school-age children. If your child has been diagnosed with ADHD, here’s what you should know. Treatment for a child with primarily inattentive qualities will be different from treatment …

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