Aquatic Therapy Enhances Quality of Life for Children with Autism

With the broad spectrum of special needs associated with autism, it is good that the spectrum is also receptive to a wide range of intervention methods. Children diagnosed with autism enter life with serious challenges. Learning can be difficult. Communication can be difficult. Showing and receiving affection can be difficult. Performing daily tasks such as […]

Massage Therapy for Children with Autism Requires Further Research

Massage therapy has been growing in popularity as a treatment for children with autism. Massage therapists provide deep pressure massage and therapeutic touch to children while avoiding light touch. These practitioners also train parents of children with autism in massage techniques that can be completed at bedtime. Therapists claim that the techniques used release serotonin […]

CureMark preparing for the submission of treatment for autism: enzyme replacement therapy

CureMark, a New York based company has raised $18.5 million to aid its preparation for a new treatment that they believe will answer some of the problems regarding autism. Claiming to be the pioneer in researching and testing of the condition’s underlying physiology, CureMark posits that one of the major elements that comprise autism is a […]

Balm for Autism, can something so simple really work? OPINION

It’s been around a week since I first read an article about a new balm that claims to calm down the symptoms of autism and ASD. It’s been dubbed a miracle cure by some, a magic therapy which calms and even reverses the symptoms and even dispels some of the neurological sensitivities ASD bring with […]

Eating Strategies for Children with Autism, Part 2

Children with autism tend to be selective eaters because of sensory issues. Food might be refused because of its taste, texture, appearance, and/or smell. It becomes difficult for a parent or caregiver to get their autistic child not only to eat enough, but to also eat healthy. Some have given up trying to work with […]

In Canada, despite progressive programs, wait times continue to grow

In Canada, health and education are in provincial jurisdiction and The Province of Quebec has long been known to be a leader in social policies and health care in the country.  Canada as a whole has a history of favourable and universal coverage and is often held up as an example for other countries. However, in […]

Eating Made Palatable and Fun for Children with Autism

Autism affects every area of a person’s life, even the daily arena of eating. Many children who are not diagnosed on the autism spectrum simply pick up their fork and start eating, even thought they might be inclined to skip over the greens. There are no triggers about mealtime that would disturb the enjoyment of […]

Surgery on Autistic boy to cure screaming tic- tantamount to torture?

The decision of a Wisconsin mother to have her son’s vocal cords relaxed via surgery has caused a sense of unease within the Autism community, with some calling into question the ethics behind the decision and tome calling it tantamount to torture. Vicki Hanegraaf’s son Kade was, as Dr. Seth Dailey wrote in his medical case […]

How Obamacare Affects Families Living With Autism

Love it or hate it, Obamacare is here. The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act or ObamaCare as it is popularly called is the largest health care expansion since the passage of Medicare in 1965. Americans will now have access to a variety of health care plans via federal and state exchanges. It is too soon […]

Study shows children with autism have trouble sleeping

For parents with children who have Autism, and ASD it won’t come as a surprise that a recent study conducted by the Cohen Children’s Medical Center of New York has shown that the majority of children with a diagnosis have trouble sleeping. Insomnia is a problem in all age groups from very young babies, to adolescents, […]