Busting the Autism Stereotypes

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Busting the Autism Stereotypes As with anyone with a physical or mental disorder, autistic people deal with a wide range of reactions from others, from full support to uncaring ignorance. Unfortunately, even those who support autistic family members, co-workers, and friends may not understand autism very well. This leads to stereotypes, which can result in […]

When Lying isn’t a Problem: Theory of Mind Difficulties

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There are many symptoms that an individual with autism may experience; however, one of the most frustrating and hard to understand is what has recently been named Theory of Mind. Within the last few decades, this problem has been more thoroughly discussed and studied, but it is still largely a mystery. Because of Theory of […]

What is Persuasive Developmental Disorder Not Otherwise Specified

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What is Persuasive Developmental Disorder Not Otherwise Specified Persuasive Developmental Disorder Not Otherwise Specified is also known as PDD-NOS. This is where a child only shows some of the signs of Autism. They may not show these signs at all times, or in all places. Usually PDD-NOS is first seen in children three or four […]

What Causes Autism

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What Causes Autism What causes Autism is something every doctor hears when they tell a parent their child is Autistic.  There is not one definite answer to this question. There are several thoughts on what causes Autism. Some of the causes of Autism are thought to be genetic. Doctors think there are several genes that […]

Tips for Celebrating Holidays with Your Autistic Child

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Tips for Celebrating Holidays with Your Autistic Child The holidays are all about being with family and enjoying the festivities. This can be very difficult for a child with Autism. This does not mean the holidays are ruined, it just means that as a parent you will have to take some precautions. Here are some […]

The Power of Music – Musical Therapy to Treat Autism

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The Power of Music – Musical Therapy to Treat Autism Musical therapy is a relatively new treatment method for autism patients, but one that should not be overlooking when discussing options. Patients who receive musical therapy often should great improvement in temperament and learning skills. Music connects to the non-verbal part of our brains, making […]