Monthly Archives: March 2012

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It’s encouraging to see all the autism research that’s taking place. I’ve seen lots of advances since my son was young; imagine what they’ll know in five or 10 more years. I’m all in favor of research that helps improve … Continue reading

Meds for Autism Aren’t Fully Understood

If you are considering meds for your child with an autism spectrum disorder, read this first.

Meds for Autism Not Well Understood
Thu, 23 Feb 2012 15:00:00 -0600

Guidelines needed for use of psychiatric drugs in affected teens, researcher says
Source: HealthDay

NIH research network identifies differences in brain structure as early as 6 months

http://www.nih.gov/news/health/feb2012/nichd-21.htm

Interesting findings.

TIP OF THE WEEK

TIP OF THE WEEK.

PETER GERHARDT in Orange County on Monday, March 19, 2012!

And he’ll be talking about autism, adolescence, sexuality and employment — how all the pieces fit. You won’t want to miss this one! It’s at Regional Center of Orange County on March 19 from 4pm – 8pm.

Pre-registration is required. See attached flyer.

 
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How we can help our kids

How we can help our kids

Moms and dads with kids with ASDs, please read this article. It speaks to the fact that with proper parenting skills in place, challenging behaviors can be more manageable.

What do you think about this?

‘Parent Training’ May Help Kids with Autism Behave Better
Thu, 01 Mar 2012 18:00:00 -0600

Teaching mom, dad to manage problem behaviors can improve overall functioning, study shows
Source: HealthDay