Flapping – One of the Signs of Autism

Is your child at risk of autism? Numerous occupational therapists and experts believe that children with autism often have problems with expressing sensory information their bodies receive from their surroundings.

For many parents of kids with autism, flapping can be one of the first signs to be alert. At first this may seem to be cute in kids, but as they grow older, these signs may seem odd in general. The flapping is a repetitive gesture of the hands and / or arms flow in people of Pervasive Developmental Disorders (PDD). The flapping is one of the signs that allow parents to determine that their child is autistic, and early detection can help parents to child their child’s behavioral pattern.

Children with autism “flapper” when they are happy, or interested...

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5 Myths About Autism

Lack of proper knowledge about autism can make it difficult for people living with it, have their condition recognized. More often than not, false perception about the condition prevail in the society, leading to people with autism being isolated and in some cases, lead to abuse and bullying.

This article hopes to throw light on some myths that have been circulating around the world, and how they need to be corrected.

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Autism and Safety: Recognition and Prevention

Universally parents worry about safety when it comes to their children. Those children on the autism spectrum are at a higher risk of being hurt, victimized or wandering off, to name a few concerns that are high on the list. Children and adults with autism seem to have a lower self-preservation ‘instinct’ built in, and their sensory processing does not work to protect them towards safety and crisis prevention.

Nonverbal children and teens are at higher risk of physical and sexual abuse because of their inability to talk back or protect themselves. The abuse rate for children with a developmental disability is 3.4 times the rate of typical children. Sexual predators very well recognize the opportunities for abuse with the nonverbal child who is many times more vulnerable. Predators know there is very little likelihood of their being caught as these victims either will not be able to communicate or they will not be believed. Therefore, the autistic person needs an adult who is present for a twenty-four hour support.

Autism, Children, How to

Super Parenting

Here’s introducing super-parenting; an effective communication therapy that focuses on the parents of autistic children in order for them to have a deep understanding of how their child relates to everyday life, especially in terms of social skills .

This kind of therapy concentrates on kids with extreme autism, who are frequently unable to converse.

Autism, Family, Resources

Adult Autism: The Challenges and Prospects

Today, there are thousands of adults who suffer from untreated autism and have difficulty finding information and programs to support their needs. There is much written about children with this condition, however very little is spoken about adult autism, and there may also be so many adults living undiagnosed. Knowing some of the common symptoms and facts about autism will help you figure out whether you are living with autism as an adult.

Autism, Lifestyle

Insurance Coverage for People with Autism Spectrum Disorder

Autism is a developmental disorder that can have a far reaching effect on an individual, hampering domains such as the cognitive, language, sensory, emotional and also motor integration and coordination.

Because autism is experienced as a cluster of symptoms, it is very important that families with people who are struggling with autism spectrum disorders take the time necessary to choose an insurance plan that serves their particular need.

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Autism Spectrum Disorder and Play Skills: How to Build Social and Communication Skills, Together With Self-Esteem through Play

We all play for a variety of reasons – learning, exercise, stimulation, and entertainment – and it’s very much the same for autistic children. They’re learning and exploring the world, testing out ideas and having a good time – but it’s just not always in the way that we experience play.

Autism, Children, Education