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Brace yourselves for a shocker. Kids with special needs -- who struggle with medical, emotional or emotional issues -- tend to have more problems in school and are bullied more often than other kids.Researchers...Researchers point out obvious, but also call for communities to help kids.
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You know what kids with autism need? iPads!KTAL, the NBC affiliate in Fort Worth, Texas, reports a local school is getting two dozen iPads to help autistic children. "The iPad...Jury still out on how much iPads can help kids with autism.
Credit: Alex Livesey, Getty Images On June 9, we commented on a scientific study that proved that autism in children can be caused by a random genetic mutation that could occur at any one of hundreds of different sites in the human...Despite the countless studies that have been done on autism and it's dramatically growing numbers, there are still many people who don't believe in the reality of the autism spectrum.
After a study of twins in the 1970s, Autism became regarded as a genetic disorder. Credit: Mario Tama, Getty Images
Your child wasn't born with autism; He got it from eating turkey.Food allergies, once discredited as a cause of...New study on autism opens to widespread criticism.
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Pop quiz: Your child has autism because:A. He is allergic to turkey. B. Small pox vaccines are evil! C. He was born on the 8th of the month, and, according to your study of numerology, that's bad. ...Researchers offer glimpse into how autistic brains are wired.
Fevers during pregnancy could increase the risk of autism, sutdy shows. Credit: Corbis Catching a cold -- or even the flu -- when you're pregnant is no big deal, but new research says running a fever could cause an increased risk of...A series of new autism studies show pregnancy health links to the disorder.
Technology may soon lead to autism discovery via scans. Credit: Getty Images
Someday soon a brain scan might be able to tell you why your child is obsessed with trains and incessantly quotes "The Simpsons."He may have autism, and a...Scans show differences in autistic brains.
Prenatal vitamins reduces chances of autism. Credit: Corbis Doctors have been telling women for years to take their prenatal vitamins during pregnancy, but now there's new reason to start taking them before you even plan to have a...Prenatal vitamins taken before pregnancy or in the first month can help ward off autism.
At least one in every six children is now considered developmentally disabled. Credit: Getty Images Some say there is an epidemic of children with autism and ADHD. Others say it is really an epidemic of hyperactive parents, teachers,...Is there an epidemic of hyperactive kids or hypersensitive adults?
No matter how you slice it, it's a stressful job, and the hours stink. But the rewards? Phenomenal. Credit: Getty Images
I am the single father of an autistic teenager.And I mean single. I am all alone here. My son's mother...As parents, we should appreciate what we have rather than whining about what we don't.
Mothers suffer the most financially from having an autistic child, according to U.S. News & World Report. Credit: Getty Images
Imagine being a child with autism.Even in the mildest cases, you constantly feel out of sync with...Study says mothers of autistic kids take lower-paying, more flexible jobs.
2.6 percent of the children had autism -- more than two times the average rate reported in developed nations. Credit: AFP/Getty Images A six-year study looking at autism rates in a South Korean city could lead to new global estimates...Researchers found 2.6 percent of the children studied had autism.
Watch a video on detecting signs and symptoms of autism.Parenting a child with autism raises many questions. Credit: Corbis As a doctor and a parent of a child with autism, I get a lot of questions in my practice (and in my email...A doctor and father of a child with autism answers reader's questions.
I'm a child of the '80s. We had our own lexicon back then. Words we used the way people now use "holla" and "unfriend." One of the words was "whale," as in, "Seniors Whale," as in, seniors are really cool and far superior to all other forms of...If using the "R-word" hurts, why use it?
Credit: Corbis Once a child turns 18, he or she is legally considered an adult and, therefore, permitted to make his or her own choices. For children who have difficulty managing their emotions, expressing themselves and executing...Many parents of teens with autism are learning they are not automatically considered their child's legal guardian.