Know Your Rights: Laws and Autism

Know Your Rights: Laws and Autism
If you or your child has autism, some of the most basic things you can study and learn are your rights. Every American citizen is protected under the constitution, and there are special laws that have been passed to help protect people with autism and other disabilities. By knowing the laws that protect you or your autistic loved ones, you can live in a world that provides better opportunities to everyone, regardless of not only disability, but also race,

Is my Child Autistic

Is my Child Autistic
Autism is a popular topic in the news right now. Several celebrities have came out and told the world about their Autistic children. This is causing more people to be aware of Autism, and to question whether their child is Autistic. Nobody wants to think that something could be wrong with their child. Then they watch a news report, or hear someone talking about a child that has Autism and they start to question their own child. The symptoms

Eliminating the Source: What Causes Autism

Eliminating the Source: What Causes Autism
Many parents hope that in finding a source of autism, this disorder can be cured or prevented. Unfortunately, scientists have yet to find one single reason why children develop autism. It is possible that someday autism will be linked to a specific gene abnormality, but the more likely source is not one thing, but a number of factors in a child's world. Autism cannot be prevented or cured, so the best we can do to help autistic children and

Bottles of Pills: Medication Options for Autistic Patients

Bottles of Pills: Medication Options for Autistic Patients
As with any illness, disease, or disorder, there are a number of medicine options available to help control these symptoms. It is important to remember that none of these medications will "cure" autism; they simply help control some of the effects of the disorder. There are advantages and disadvantages to each drug, as they all have side effects as well as benefits. When choosing medicines to effectively treat autism, your doctor can make recommendations, but since autism is a

Bad Apples on the Family Tree

Bad Apples on the Family Tree
The news that a child in the family is autistic is most often met with a number of reactions. While all family members, even extended, would be supportive in an ideal world, the sad truth is that many are disgusted or disappointed. Does a family member scold the autistic child often? Does he or she look at your autistic child unfairly? Does this family member insist on treating your autistic child the same way he or she treats all

Autistic Forms of Teaching and Tolerance

Autistic Forms of Teaching and Tolerance
Understanding how autistic children learn is key to teaching them with the same intensity as you teach other children. This may seem like a straightforward idea, but autistic children learn so differently that understanding autism itself is a must when you teach autistic children. By becoming educated in the disorder, teachers can effectively learn to deal with autistic children and adults both in and out of the classroom, creating a more understanding world for everyone Autistic children are often

Accepting the Diagnosis of Autism

Accepting the Diagnosis of Autism
Receiving a diagnosis of Autism can seem overwhelming. You may be left with a lot of unanswered questions about the diagnosis. You might be thinking the diagnosis is wrong. This cannot be happening to your child. There are different feelings and emotions you will experience when dealing with a diagnosis of Autism. Here are some of the ways you might be feeling, and ways to come to terms with the diagnosis. Denial Denial is a common feeling when dealing

When Lying isn’t a Problem: Theory of Mind Difficulties

When Lying isn’t a Problem: Theory of Mind Difficulties
There are many symptoms that an individual with autism may experience; however, one of the most frustrating and hard to understand is what has recently been named Theory of Mind. Within the last few decades, this problem has been more thoroughly discussed and studied, but it is still largely a mystery. Because of Theory of Mind problems, social interactions are even more strenuous for autistic individuals. Theory of Mind causes these social behavior difficulties in almost every aspect, from

When Lying isn’t a Problem: Theory of Mind Difficulties

When Lying isn’t a Problem: Theory of Mind Difficulties
There are many symptoms that an individual with autism may experience; however, one of the most frustrating and hard to understand is what has recently been named Theory of Mind. Within the last few decades, this problem has been more thoroughly discussed and studied, but it is still largely a mystery. Because of Theory of Mind problems, social interactions are even more strenuous for autistic individuals. Theory of Mind causes these social behavior difficulties in almost every aspect, from

Anger Management in Children

Anger Management in Children
Anger, a normal emotion, can transform into something painful and ugly. First thoughts of anger issues may bring about images of a couple fighting, a parent abusing a child, a teenager lashing out at a teacher or a parent. Rarely will images of angry children come to mind. Unfortunately children, at very young ages, have to deal with feelings of anger and rage. This is a truth which is often difficult to understand or manage. Children, young children especially,

The Unfortunate Epidemic: Sexual Abuse in the Autistic World

The Unfortunate Epidemic: Sexual Abuse in the Autistic World
One of the most perverse problems in an autistic individual's life is the threat of sexual abuse. This can come in the form of rape or simply be in an abusive relationship. Because autistic people spend much of their lives feeling different and left out, they often enjoy sexual experiences for one reason: it puts then on a playing field equal to others. It is very easy for this to become a controlling part of a relationship. The most

The Power of Music – Musical Therapy to Treat Autism

The Power of Music – Musical Therapy to Treat Autism
Musical therapy is a relatively new treatment method for autism patients, but one that should not be overlooking when discussing options. Patients who receive musical therapy often should great improvement in temperament and learning skills. Music connects to the non-verbal part of our brains, making it a perfect therapy for disorders in which the patient has trouble communicating, such as autism. Research this innovative treatment method if you are looking for some help with autism and haven't had much

Save The Marriage For The Children

Save The Marriage For The Children
Marriages ending in divorce can leave a huge impact on personal and family life of a person. A person whose marriage ends in a divorce may face lot of pain and stress and struggle in his or her person and social life. Divorce is certainly a painful and stressful process not only for the couple but also for the children of divorcing parents. A marriage separation between parents can leave children traumatized, affecting their social development as they get

Marriage Saving Advice: Have A Soul Connection With Your Spouse Even If All Seems Lost

Marriage Saving Advice: Have A Soul Connection With Your Spouse Even If All Seems Lost
Many of us realize that marriage is not the easiest relationship in the world, but why is it so hard? Unless we adopt children, the only relatives that we get to choose are our spouses. Seems like it should work out, right? We can not change our parents or choose new siblings, but marriage-- ahh that's a whole different thing. Marriage brings out the best and the worst in a person's character and shows us what we are capable

Make Your Groomsmen Gifts As Individual As They Are

Make Your Groomsmen Gifts As Individual As They Are
Who made up the rule that groomsmen gifts have to be the same for each groomsman? When everything else about your wedding day is unique to you and your fiancé, how about making each gift you give unique to the loved ones you have standing at your side. Give some thought to what kind of guys your best pals are, and plan a gift accordingly. For the Sportsman If he never misses a game, if his only change of

Make A Business Plan For Your Marriage & Post It On The Fridge

Make A Business Plan For Your Marriage & Post It On The Fridge
In working with companies to create business plans, I always start with a conversation about goal setting. How could you possibly create a business plan without a goal to achieve by working the plan? Clients are taught to create milestones to measure success along the way and they are held accountable for doing tasks to achieve each milestone. Tracking activities to reach the goals is critical. But before any of that can occur they have to dream. Step One:

How To Stop A Divorce

How To Stop A Divorce
In these hectic times many marriages around the world are falling apart and the number of divorces is rising. There is no magic formula to stop a divorce from happening, it all depends on how committed you and your spouses are to the marriage. It is important for both of you to take action before things get out of control and divorce is the only option available. No marriage is perfect; there will always be problems and misunderstandings between

Bored? Look at These Hobby Ideas!

Bored?  Look at These Hobby Ideas!
Have you ever played one too many computer game or watched one too many old rerun? You just can't get into another mystery and you just feel flat? Maybe you are suffering from boredom, that familiar accomaniment to our automated, precooked lifestyles. If so, you need to check out these hobby ideas. Hobbies have been found to be therapeutic as they relieve stress and get the mind active. In this article, you'll find hobby ideas for every sort of

How to Make a Marriage Work Out

How to Make a Marriage Work Out
Today many marriages around the world are ending up in a divorce and the number of such marriages is increasing rapidly. Can couples do something to make a marriage work? Is there a way to prevent a marriage from ending in divorce? Yes, if both partners are committed to their relationship and make an effort their marriage will never end in a divorce. Most marriages which fall apart because partners get fed up in living with each other and

Returning to the Simple Joys of Home and Hobby

Returning to the Simple Joys of Home and Hobby
In the past decades, many mothers have made the decision to pursue careers, but that trend seems to be changing. Home and hobby are calling to these women, who are willing to make financial and personal sacrifices in order to be the primary caregivers for their small children. Many women have returned to being keepers at home, and hobby skills can help them meet the financial challenges of being a one income family. One hobby that helps the mother