Lee Passehl’s Inspiring Story – Courtesy AutismSociety

Lee Passehl was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and was diagnosed with autism at age three. Two months ago Lee achieved a significant milestone in his life – he celebrated his 30th birthday. With Autism Awareness Month around the corner, Lee looks back at his life and realizes how he has coped with several obstacles in his life, being autistic, and how he has managed to overcome all of them, and make it to this very day.

It all started in October 1998, when his mother introduced him to a TV show on autism. The story in the show showed a small boy with behavioral pattern similar to him, like spinning in circles and struggling to make eye contact. Lee immediately related the patterns similar to him. After the show, Lee went and asked his mother, if he has autism...

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ABA (Applied Behavioral Analysis) – Tips before You Get Started

If your child suffers for autism, you may probably by now, understand his / her difficulties in expressing their needs, adjusting with their environment, behavioral patterns and more. Although, it seems to be a tough task, parents can implement behavioral therapy to help their child communicate better. ABA is the application of behavioral principles, to everyday situations, that will, over time, increase or decrease targeted behaviors. This therapy has been used to help children acquire many different skills, such as language skills, self-help skills, and play skills.

Education, Therapy & Treatment

Autism Assessment and Diagnosis

Assessment and Diagnoses of Autism

Finding out that somebody close to you may require assessment into whether they have autism is never an easy process to go through. But it is one that is best done as early as possible.

Early diagnoses of the problem, especially in children, can lead to vital interventions that could be potentially life-altering.

Children, Therapy & Treatment

Hemp Oil and Autism

Autism is a neurological disorder that is characterised by communication difficulties, routine behaviour, learning problems, and social interaction problems.

Just as there is no known cause for autism or autism spectrum disorder, there is also no known cure for it either.

However, there is an increasing body of alternative or unconventional therapies that have been shown to be effective in treating the symptoms of autism, which are many.

The latest and so far the most controversial addition to this body of therapies is Hemp Oil or CBD Oil, an extract from marijuana and hemp plants. Another common name which you are likely to come across is cannabidiol.

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Crystal Healing and Autism

Crystal healing is an alternative medicine technique that employs stones and crystals.

Those who subscribe to this practice believe these crystals in the eons long process of being formed, acquire several unique physical properties that emit vibrations and strong energies which have an effect on the surrounding aura or energy fields of people.

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There is no Autism Epidemic

In the wake of the recent rise in popular distrust of the science community and its findings, fuelled by movies like Vaxxed that purport that vaccines may be the cause of “the increasing rates of autism” in the present day, now would be the perfect time to debunk a few myths, as concerns this issue.

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Play Therapy and Autism

According to Lucy Bowen, Play Therapist and Executive Director of National Association for Play Therapy, India, “Play is important to a child’s development and learning. It isn’t just physical. It can involve cognitive, imaginative, creative, emotional and social aspects. It is the most common way children express their impulse to explore, experiment and understand. Children of all ages play.”

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