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8 Disorders Your Child Might Have in Addition to Autism

Disorders do not always appear alone; another one might sidle up alongside it. For example, those with anxiety disorders may also suffer from depression. In the medical world, this phenomenon is known as comorbidity. Science has discovered that those with autism may also experience a variety of co-morbid disorders and conditions. …

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10 Things ER Staffers Should Know About Autism

  I’m autistic and also have a mental illness. I’ve had to go emergency rooms in hospitals a number of times. The experience has always been traumatic and unhelpful. I’ve experienced a lot of paternalism, been treated as if I’m a naughty child and invalidated in many other ways. In some cases, …

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‘Everyday hero’: Quebec barber finds special connection with 6-year-old client with autism

The phone in Franz Jacob’s barber shop has been ringing off the hook since the last appointment with his six-year-old customer Wyatt Lafrenière. A photo Wyatt’s mother took of the tattooed barber lying on the floor to finish off Wyatt’s haircut got more than 850,000 views on Imgur, an image-sharing platform. ”I understood that with Wyatt I have to …

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Autism: 3 Surprising Ways To Help Autistic Kids Communicate

One of the first signs that a child may have autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is difficulty communicating; these skills develop differently and more slowly in children with this condition, according to The Hanen Center. The reason remains unclear, but communication problems generally continue throughout the life of someone with autism. Even children with Asperger syndrome who may have an extensive vocabulary may …

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