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The miracle that cured my son’s autism was in our kitchen

Author: Ty Melillo Posted on: Thursday, 18 June 2015 01:56 566 Category: Research Highlights
When a doctor told Susan Levin her 4-year-old son, Ben, was autistic, she was shocked. It was October 2007, and autism wasn’t mentioned in the media nearly as much as it is today.
“I remember thinking, ‘Oh my God. What are we going to do?’ ” Levin recalls. “Everyone knew autism was a lifelong disorder and couldn’t be cured.”
Except that in Ben’s case, it could be. And it was.

Sleep and Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)

Author: Ty Melillo Posted on: Wednesday, 17 June 2015 04:48 589 Category: Research Highlights
Sleep problems are very common, reportedly as high as 80% in children with ASD. In typically developing children sleep problems and insufficient sleep can result in daytime sleepiness, learning problems and behavioral issues such as hyperactivity, inattentiveness and aggression.

Kids and Teens with Autism Vulnerable to Video Game Addiction

Author: Ty Melillo Posted on: Wednesday, 17 June 2015 04:36 580 Category: Research Highlights
Parents and autism therapists have long noticed that many children and teens with autism become deeply engaged with video games and other forms of screen-based media. Indeed, many therapists and “app” makers design autism-friendly video games around this tendency.

Two new studies suggest that caution may be warranted.

Older, Disparately-Aged Parents More Likely To Have Children With Autism, Study Finds

Author: Ty Melillo Posted on: Wednesday, 17 June 2015 04:08 553 Category: Research Highlights
A recent study revealed a link between autism and parental age. While teen parents were found to be at risk of having children with autism, the highest possibility was seen in older and disparately-aged parents, researchers said.
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