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Trump: Vaccines Cause Autism And Will Be Investigated

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  President-elect Donald Trump believes vaccines are responsible for the autism epidemic and he has promised to find out the truth and “save our children and their future” when he takes office in January. Trump dismissed the official claim that there is no link between vaccines and autism, claiming there …

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How to Cope With Sensory Integration Disorder

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Many people have never heard of Sensory Integration Disorder (also known as Sensory Integration Dysfunction or Sensory Processing Disorder) but more is being learned about it all the time. It is often found in people with other disorders, especially autism and Asperger’s Syndrome, but also including multiple sclerosis, dyslexia, and …

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How My Son With Autism Has Changed Me

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  The other day I was talking to a complete stranger at my son’s summer camp’s bus stop. We chatted like old friends. There is something that bonds us all together… the experiences, the pain, the joy, and the lessons. There is so much to share. We finally parted, promising …

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Adult with Autism Shines in Music Therapy

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What does Music Therapy look like with adults with Developmental Disabilities (DD) and Acquired Brain Injuries (ABI)? A music therapy session typically starts off with a greeting song that acts as a transition into the session. After this song the music therapist leads a series of musical activities that are …

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Helping My Son With Autism Pick Out His Halloween Costume

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As the parent of a child with autism, there are things I just don’t experience the same way the parent of a neurotypical child might, and it can be disheartening. Though guilt rises up in me admitting this, when approaching some situations, I’ve asked myself, “What’s the point?” In May, my husband and I …

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How to Deal With Autistic Tantrums

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Caring for a child with autism is definitely a challenge. In addition to dealing with social and communication barriers, these children often will throw tantrums, even if they seem older than the typical tantrum-throwing age. While you can’t always prevent these tantrums, you can equip yourself so that you are …

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‘My Son Has Autism and a Purposeful Life’

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Thanks to early intervention and one determined mom, this young boy with autism is now a 24-year-old who surfs, cooks, paints and works at a resort. It was the early 1990s, and architect-turned-flight attendant Rachel Fernandez was preparing to move to Switzerland with her husband, banker Keith Harrison, and their …

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