Autism Spectrum Disorder

Autism spectrum disorder is a developmental disorder that affects an individual’s behavioral and communication skills. It can present at any age but it most commonly appears in the first two years of life. Communication skills are poor, resulting in restricted and repetitive behavioral patterns. Medication will control symptoms and psychotherapy will socially integrate the individual. 

My 4 year old was recently diagnosed with ASD, and I have such a hard time with him, how do the parents deal with children with ASD?

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My Daughter was recently diagnosed with ASD by the schools team of Psychologist. We just saw a Neurologist the other day and they said that they had to give the actual diagnosis. They did say that with the info I brought to them that shouldn't be a problem. Has anyone of you ever been told this? How...

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Does any one else's child(ren) take Depakote for seizures? I just got results from my son's EEG and it did show some electric splurges and his doctor put him on this medication. I have taken it before myself but it was many years ago and I was on 3 others combined with it so if I could remember it w...

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, one in every 59 children is diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder. ASD is a developmental disability that can cause significant social, communication and behavioral challenges in children and adults, but only a small subset of children d...

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What do people think about putting children on medicines? Does anyone have any experience of this?

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So I own a spa in Michigan and we always find a charity or place to donate for the year. Every year has been better and better with the amount raised. Last year it was close to 20k. Well this year we are doing in Honer on my son who is 4 with ASD. I know that I want to do some stuff with the places...

Last year, actor and comedian Amy Schumer revealed that her husband, Chris Fischer, had been diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder. Autism is a lifelong developmental disability that affects how people perceive the world and interact with others, the National Autistic Society states. As the name s...

Does anyone else have any problem with hygiene with there child? I'm a single mom of 3 and my 9 1/2 yr old has attention deficit and ASD and he does not know how to take care of himself after using the restroom or while taking baths and more.

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What is non verbal autism? Does it actually mean no words? No babbling, screaming, etc?

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Feeling annoyed as I have no idea what happens at the first meeting. I rang up the children's center and the telephone conversation goes like this. Hi I have an appointment and just wanted to know more like what happens and whats next :Is it with a doctor Yes :Ok its an hour long... Ok thanks what h...

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ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) — Colleen Mullen wants to use her platform as the head coach of the UAlbany women’s basketball team to help normalize autism. Her twin two-year-old sons Callan and Brenn…

Does anyone's child have a problem with toothpaste? Such as the taste and so on? If so do u have any ideas what I might try? My son does not like toothpaste i'm not sure as too why he tells me its nasty!

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4 Minute Read. Cason McKee was diagnosed with autism when he was 3 years old. In 2016, the McKees were among the first families to enroll in the national SPARK for Autism study, a landmark project that aims to accelerate the pace of autism research and answer myriad genetic questions about the disor...

Does anyone else have a problem their child saying their clothes hurt them? Example: seams of socks and shirts? My son is 14 (just diagnosed) and its like it just gets worse. My other issue is that it seems that he is regressing as far as maturity. So many days its like he 8-9 years old, so frustrat...

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