10 Ways to Offer Aid for Autism to Families

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Autism Spectrum Disorder is a serious health condition that requires immense care and understanding towards the kids affected with this condition and also to parents or caregivers of these children. What is Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)? Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a neuro-developmental affliction that affects the basic cognitive abilities in patients such as speech, memory, motor skills, and focus. Medical researchers are still trying to unravel the exact causes of ASD. However, the medical fraternity attributes ASD to damaged brain tissues due to prenatal or perinatal complications. Children with…

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“Sit Up For Autism Challenge” Goes Viral On World Autism Awareness Day

Sit Up For Autism Challenge

A new viral challenge has surfaced on the Internet and it is playing a vital role in raising awareness for an important cause. The 2nd of April was World Autism Awareness Day and the online challenge is helping draw the attention of the masses to this neurodevelopmental disorder. The “Sit Up for Autism Challenge” has gone viral within a day of its inception. This challenge asks participants to do eleven sit-ups, in honor of the fact that every eleven minutes, another person is diagnosed with this disorder and another family…

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Corporate Giants are Increasingly Accepting Autistic Individuals Under their Payroll

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The corporate world is always seeking a talent pool that can make a world of difference by infusing new ideas to sculpt a solid future for organizations world over. Till a few years ago, individuals diagnosed with Autism Spectrum syndrome faced many hurdles during their quest to find the right career prospects. Today, the corporate scenario has evolved in a very positive manner wherein candidates with autism are finding career placements in their areas of expertise. This growing acceptance of autistic individuals into the regular corporate fold is being seen…

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Greensburg Police Launches Program to Keep Autistic Kids Safe

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Special-needs children require more attention than others and must to be kept safe from getting lost or wandering off. It is frightening for a parent to find that his/her child has gone missing, especially if the kid has been diagnosed with autism. To keep autistic children safe and protect these families in a more secure way, the Greensburg police have initiated a new program in Decatur County. This safety program is especially important for police chief Brendan Bridges, as his 5-year old son Jackson has also been diagnosed with autism….

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How can Hyperbaric Therapy Help Autistic Children Having Muted Fear Response?

Hyperbaric Therapy for Autism

The Essence of Life! The essence of life is always defined by a range of human emotions that we display or convey whilst presented with situations that elicit a certain reaction! These emotions can be classified as moments of happiness, excitement, sorrow, anger, or fear, depending on the life experiences of an individual. Children are always known to express their feelings with a sense of careless abandon, but are quite careful and sensitive if they sense danger or fear. The Impact of Autism on Children: Autism Spectrum Disorder or ASD…

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Employees with Autism Can Be an Asset to the Company 

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When times change, so do perspectives! Earlier individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) had limited job opportunities in the corporate world. However, the scenario has changed for the better as medical science has enabled autistic individuals to avail specific treatment plans that focus on their innate strengths and help them succeed in securing jobs in the corporate environment. How can an organization identify the skill sets of autistic individuals? Most job aspirants strive hard to find jobs that match their skill sets. Large organizations have opened their doors to autistic…

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4 Key Questions About Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy

Key Questions About Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) has gained wide popularity as a treatment for a number of medical conditions. It has also been used as an alternative treatment for several health conditions where conventional medicine has been unable to provide any significant benefits. HBOT involves breathing of 100% oxygen within a chamber, called hyperbaric chamber, in which the atmospheric pressure is controlled and increased. Normally, oxygen transportation within the body takes place through red blood cells.  With Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy, oxygen dissolves in all fluids of the body, fluids of central nervous…

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Can Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy be an Effective Alternative Treatment for Autism?

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy an Effective Alternative Treatment for Autism

When Toros was diagnosed to be autistic at the age of four years, the deepest fear of his mother was confirmed. Toros, at two and a half years of age, had suffered a TBI (Traumatic Brain Injury). The development of the child came to a halt and gradually stopped as the early years of Toros went by. By six years of age, Toros faced substantial delay in his concentration ability, memory, and speech. Regression signs were also noticed in his language retention. Toros’s mother was unable to find any effective…

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Folic Acid may Reduce Autism Risk in Newborn

Folic Acid may Reduce Autism Risk in Newborn

The latest study, by the Environmental Health Perspectives, has indicated that mothers can reduce the risk of pesticide-related autism by consuming recommended-doses of folic acid during conception and early stages of pregnancy. Pregnancy is one of the most anticipated phases in a woman’s life! The transformation is dramatic, with expectant mothers undergoing physical, emotional and psychological changes. The experience often changes a woman’s view of life and makes her feel responsible for her body, and the health of the child in her womb. In order to ensure a safe pregnancy…

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Do Fidget Spinners Really Aid in Reducing Anxiety and ADHD? Experts Are Dubious

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You must have heard a lot about fidget spinners by now. These are simple toys with small blades, which whirl in speed. The latest Internet buzz on fidget spinners talks about its theraputic benefits on people with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and autism. The surprising fact is no one even knew about fidget spinners six months back. It’s since December when Forbes designate them as “office toys,” they start getting popular. Aren’t you excited to know do fidget spinners really have healing benefits? When Was Fidget Spinner First Invented?…

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