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 […]

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 […]

Behavioral Therapy for Sleep Issues in Autism

As many bleary-eyed, exhausted parents will tell you, children with autism often have sleep issues. These can include difficulty falling asleep, night waking, short sleep duration, and early morning waking. Sleep difficulties affect the entire family, as parents and siblings are often awakened by the child’s nocturnal activities. Chronic lack of sleep affects many aspects […]

Autism and the power of music

Many on the autism spectrum find music and painting a way to be able to express and communicate. But not everyone on the autistic spectrum are budding artists.  There are lots of ASD people out there who just want to enjoy listening to music.  This is true even though they may experience auditory processing disorder […]

Oregon State panel to decide State applied behavioral analysis (ABA) coverage

An evidence-based medicine review panel in Oregon is considering adding applied behavioral analysis (ABA) to the Oregon State Health Plan. A previous panel rejected the therapy in 2008, citing lack of controlled trials. ABA is up for review once again after the state Legislature unanimously passed SB 365, requiring all private health insurance companies to […]

Synaptol: The natural medicine for improved concentration and lowered frequency of mood swings

Children with autism often encounter problems regarding mood and attention span. They can go from exhausted to restless in a matter of minutes. They tend to have poor concentration which makes it harder for them to learn how to read and write. A plethora of medicines have been introduced in the market to aid kids […]

Horticulture Therapy for People with Autism w/video

In the 1600’s, patients who struggled to pay for their medical treatment turned to gardening to earn extra money. Doctors noticed a difference between these patients and those who did not engage in gardening activities. Patients who gardened recovered faster than their counterparts and they were observed to have greater overall well-being. This is reported […]