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Autism: This term defines a developmental disturbance that is characterized by an abnormal or impaired development in social communication and interaction skills and significantly restricted range of activities and interests. This disorder generally manifests itself prior to age of three and will... [more
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Alternative Approaches to Mental Health Care
What are alternative approaches to mental health care? An alternative approach to mental health care is one that emphasizes the interrelationship between mind, body, and spirit. Although some alternative approaches have a long history, many remain controversial. The National Center for... Speech and Language Impairments
Speech and language disorders refer to problems in communication and related areas such as oral motor function. These delays and disorders range from simple sound substitutions to the inability to understand or use language or use the oral-motor mechanism for functional speech and feeding. Some... North Carolina Yellow Pages for Kids with Disabilities
Note: The groups with a star (*) next to their names sponsored an advocacy training program by Pete and Pam Wright. American Foundation for the Blind-Southeast 100 Peachtree Street, Suite 620 Atlanta, Ga 30303 (404) 525-2303 E-mail: email@example.com Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)... Family Wins Lawsuit Against School . . .
It took state and federal judges two years to decide if a Mingo County family's claim that their autistic son had been abused had merit. It took a Kanawha County jury two hours to reach the same conclusion. A $338,928 verdict was returned by jurors in the case of Ronnie Lee Spaulding -- an...
"Autism" in the News
Females Are Genetically Protected from Autism
It takes more mutations to trigger autism in women than in men, which may explain why men are four times more likely to have the disorder -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com New guidelines employ a team approach to autism diagnosis, care
Improving diagnosis and treatment for individuals with autism has been the focus of a growing body of research. New information from these studies led the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry to revise key parameters for evaluating and treating autism. Researchers have published the... Autism an amazing self-expression
The Autism Society Philippines (ASP) was one with the nation in celebrating the National Arts Month last February. ASP partnered with the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA), Metrobank Foundation, MADE and SM Supermalls for the staging of Kansas proposal mandates insurance cover autism, follows Georgia and Utah
JC Sevcik SEATTLE, March 10 (UPI) -- The Kansas State Senate saw a proposal last week that mandates insurance coverage of autism just two weeks after both Utah and Georgia pass similar bill.
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October 25, 2011, 7:24 am
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Pathlogical Demand Avoidance Syndrome
February 4, 2014, 5:06 am
Anyone ever heard of this? It's not recognized in the US yet, but this fit my son perfectly. A combination of Autism, RAD, PTSD all rolled into one! There is a link within this fact sheet that talks about educational guidelines, very different from how the schools typically "teach" kids with...
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Handling Issues with Visits, and Ideas for a "Calm-Down" Box.
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How can I best handle this? 3 Questions in one....please bear with me...:o
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Web Results for "Autism"
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22 month old with speech delay. - Autism & Asperger's ...
I have a 22 month old speech delayed son. After looking up possibilities of why he might not be speaking (much) I noticed one cause was autism.
Autism: 22 year old son, Asperger's syndrome, adults
Expert: Catherine Ridenour - 9/8/2009. Question Our 22 year old son, though not diagnosed, has certain features of AS, including eye contact problem, sound emotivity, strange walk, obsessive interest in certain topics, lack of interest in peers, etc.
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