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Is There a Cure for Autism?

Is There a Cure for Autism?

The short answer is no. There is no cure for autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Autism is the range of developmental disorders associated with challenges in social skills, verbal and nonverbal communication, and repetitive behaviors. According to the CDC, autism affects...

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7 Best Books for Children With Autism

7 Best Books for Children With Autism

Reading is a non-confrontational way for your child or teen with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) to develop an understanding of ASD. This helps them develop coping and social skills. Children and adults with autism benefit from reading books as part of their treatment....

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Should I Worry About My Autistic Child Becoming an Adult?

Should I Worry About My Autistic Child Becoming an Adult?

When you hear the word autism, most people think of children. But the truth is, those children eventually become adults, and adulthood doesn't replace autism. Have you ever wondered what happens when your autistic child becomes an adult? Let's get down to the facts on...

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How to Manage Autistic Tantrums and Meltdowns

How to Manage Autistic Tantrums and Meltdowns

Autistic tantrums and meltdowns may have similar symptoms, but they are not the same. A tantrum is a child's way of getting what he wants. Most of the time, it's to reach a goal, like wanting a certain toy. A meltdown is typically due to sensory overload and can’t be...

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Best Mobile Apps for Autism

Best Mobile Apps for Autism

Having a child with autism can mean having a child that may need extra support with daily tasks. Thankfully, in the world of technology we live in today, there are resources parents can use to be the best parents they can be for their children. Resources range from...

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How Does ABA Therapy Work?

How Does ABA Therapy Work?

If you have a loved one with autism and you’ve researched treatment options, you've probably heard about ABA (Applied Behavior Analysis) therapy and what it can do to help your family. One of the main reasons ABA therapy is so effective is that it's meant to change...

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Controversy Over Elon Musk’s Autism Revelation

Controversy Over Elon Musk’s Autism Revelation

Mainstream media and the online autism community have been examining tech billionaire Elon Musk’s May 8th announcement as host of Saturday Night Live that he is on the autism spectrum. Some sites praise Musk for bringing autism into the spotlight and being a potential...

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What Causes Autism?

What Causes Autism?

Autism diagnoses have drastically increased over the last few decades. However, scientists still do not know the exact cause of autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Many theories and studies link certain genetic and environmental factors to autism, but none of them have...

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How Is COVID-19 Affecting People With Autism?

How Is COVID-19 Affecting People With Autism?

The COVID-19 pandemic has been hard on everyone. However, people with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) have faced special challenges during this time. The sudden changes have made the past year extremely difficult for people with autism and the people who care for them....

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How to Recognize Early Signs of Autism

How to Recognize Early Signs of Autism

Diagnosing Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is challenging because it is based on behavior. It is not a disease, physical disability or mood disorder, which means there is no traditional medical test or remedy. Autism is classified as a neurological and developmental...

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