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5 Tips For A Vacation With Autism

5 Tips For A Vacation With Autism

Undoubtedly, for families traveling with a child who has autism, a family vacation is something that requires a considerable amount of planning and preparation in order to serve the purpose of being a fun-filled and memorable event for all involved. So, where does one start in planning a vacation... Read More

January 10, 2014

Travel

Mounting Evidence Implicates Cerebellum In Autism

Mounting Evidence Implicates Cerebellum In Autism

“There’s an emerging body of data that the cerebellum is important for a lot more than regulating your motor movements,” says William Dobyns, professor of genetic medicine at the University of Washington in Seattle, who cares for children with malformations of the cerebellum. “It regulates... Read More

January 6, 2014

Research

How A Service Dog Changed An Autistic Boy’s Life

How A Service Dog Changed An Autistic Boy’s Life

While the first reports on the positive effects of dogs on socially withdrawn children date back to the 1960s, the field of study has gained ground in the past decade. Researchers at the universities of Guelph, Calgary and Alberta found that dogs do more than protect the physical safety of... Read More

January 4, 2014

Service Dogs

Heightened Anxiety In Autism

Heightened Anxiety In Autism

In these days of greater focus on the presentation of autism outside of just the core triad (or dyad depending on your diagnostic definition) of behaviours, one issue crops up time and time again: anxiety.  Read More

December 24, 2013

Research

5 Tips For An Autistic Child To Get A Better Night’s Sleep

5 Tips For An Autistic Child To Get A Better Night’s Sleep

It is no secret that an autistic child has a very hard time sleeping. Parents complain about children staying up for 48 hours, sleeping less than 3 hours a night, falling asleep too late or getting up way too early. Naps can become a struggle and life can get very frustrating, particularly... Read More

December 13, 2013

Sleep

Autism Sleep Disturbances Linked To Electronics In The Bedroom

Autism Sleep Disturbances Linked To Electronics In The Bedroom

Individuals with autism often have issues with their quality of sleep, and according to new research published in the journal Pediatrics, television and computer screen time in the bedroom may exacerbate existing problems. While all children in the study with screen exposure prior to bedtime slept less, those with autism... Read More

November 28, 2013

Sleep

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