According to the latest data available, the prevalence of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in children has increased 15%, from 1 in 68 to 1 in 59, according to a new report from the Center for Disease Control released April 2018. Among boys, the prevalence of ASD is 1 in 37 Among girls the prevalence of
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Why Are Children with Autism Drawn to Water?
It is easy to see why many children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) are captivated by water. The number of stimuli associated with water hits all the senses! The feel of water, the sounds of waves and splashes, the visuals of light reflecting off the surface, and even the smell can all be so enticing.
What Does Kevin and Avonte’s Law Mean for My Child with Autism?
After years of bipartisan legislation, Kevin and Avonte’s Law has finally passed. This law was named in honor of two young boys with autism that wandered from their homes and drowned in nearby bodies of water. For the growing population of children diagnosed with autism, this law is an incredible step forward in improving quality
NEW AngelSense GPS Features: Summer 2018
These New AngelSense Features Will Give You the Peace of Mind You Deserve This Summer Here at AngelSense, we’re special needs parents, too. When we develop new features, they’re born out of a need for solutions to real life problems that we face, and that we know from your messages to us that you face
Why Social Stories are so Important for Children with Autism
As parents, we use casual phrases with our children that are largely second nature: “quiet voices,” “no touching,” and “play nice.” But what do these phrases really mean to a child with autism? Social situations and the accompanying expected set of behaviors are challenging for children with autism, and “play nice” simply doesn’t offer all
100 Things to Know About Autism
As autism parents we know there is always more to learn about the wonderful children that have touched our lives, especially when every child is so unique. The autism spectrum is incredibly broad, which is why this list of 100 things to know about autism is so important. 1. Autism was first described by Dr.
5 Celebrity Parents Who Are Open About Raising a Child with Autism
Autism knows no boundaries. It should come as no surprise then that even children of some of Hollywood’s glitziest celebrities have been impacted by this condition.
3 Tips to Help Your Child with Autism Excel on School Tests
Guest post by Jane Butler Jane is a freelance writer and editor. She has written for both digital and print across a wide variety of fields. Her main interest is exploring how people can improve their health and well being in their everyday life. And when she isn’t writing, Jane can often be found with
Music Therapy and ADHD: Can it Really Help
A guest post by Charles Carpenter, founder of Healing Sounds. Charles believes in the power of music and sound as a healing tool. Music therapy can help people with a wide variety of health conditions, from children on the autism spectrum to seniors with Alzheimer’s disease. It may be used to soothe mothers in labor,
A Response to Black Mirror’s Representation of GPS Tracking for Kids
So what’s it like to be an autism parent? Let’s start with the fact that autism parents have the same cortisol level as veterans with PTSD. Just take a minute to imagine what your daily life must look like to create those levels of stress hormones. Have you ever lost your child for a minute,