Autism Causes, Prevention and Treatment

I first became interested in vitamin D when I learned that it is not a vitamin. Instead, it is the only known substrate of a seco-steroid neuro-hormone that functions, like all steroids, by turning genes Read More

New tests to indicate autism in children

Autism Spectrum Disorders or ASDs are defined as developmental disorders mainly affecting social interaction and they can include a wide spectrum of behavioral problems. These include speech disturbances, repetitive and/or compulsive behavior, hyperactivity, anxiety, and Read More

Improving the Symptoms of Autism

Researchers have been working to understand the link between vitamin D and autism for years. Autism now affects about one in every 68 children, according to statistics presented by Autism Speaks, which makes autism one Read More

Can autism be impacted by cats?

As a former school nurse in the Columbia Public Schools, Gretchen Carlisle would often interact with students with disabilities who took various medications or had seizures throughout the day. At some schools, the special education Read More

10 Tips to Help You Handle an Autism Diagnosis

In recognition of Autism Awareness Month, Dr. Catherine Lord, director of the Center for Autism and the Developing Brain at New York-Presbyterian, Weill Cornell Medicine and Columbia University Medical Center in collaboration with New York Read More

Service Dogs for Children

Here are some sources you can contact to find a service dog for children who are impacted by Autism. Autism Autism Assistance Dog 253 Dayton Ave., Xenia, Ohio 45385 email: karen@4pawsforability.org Phone: (937) 374-0385 Autism Read More

Anxiety in Autistic Children

For 10-year-old Josh Myers, the world outside his home is a terrifying place. His severe autism makes unfamiliar situations so distressing that he often refuses to walk, preferring to ride in a youth stroller with Read More