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Finding Information on Autism-Related Genes … chromosome 15q duplication syndrome copy number variation phelandmcdermid syndrome and digeorge syndrome number advocacy groups and organizations provide information parent and child support research funds and services for those affected these specific genetic disorders see list below unfortunately not aware organization that specifically addresses xp2231 deletions there are however few yahoo and facebook parent support groups for xp2231 deletions the national society for genetic counselors provides platform for finding genetic …
Autism & Eating Challenges: You Are Not Alone!… even when advice well intended can make you feel isolated when others cant fathom your experience the importance community support and when feel theres one with whom can discuss our own anxieties our thoughts can start spinning inside our heads … section the feeding tool kits original facebook post provided wonderful forum for many you youve been offering each other support suggestions and sometimes just simple understand feeling part community even virtual can help you feel less isolated … local walk now for autism speaks through your regions asatn center perhaps youll even feel inspired start your own support group using these and other ways connect with other families creating longterm plan establishing support group around …
Grade-schooler with Autism Nauseated by Food Smells… psychologist emily kuschner the childrens hospital philadelphia member the autism speaks autism treatment network with the support autism speaks research grant kuschner developing and testing cognitive behavioral treatment program that addresses … you can look picture the cafeteria together then plan small steps that build your sons progress recommend enlisting the support trusted adult your sons school such counselor psychologist teacher your son will likely benefit from having one you … handle overwhelming situations socially acceptable way instead having meltdown outside the cafeteria lunch could part lunch group that eats somewhere other than the cafeteria perhaps you could talk with your sons teachers and counselors about …
Help! Our Adult Son Has Severe Autism and Extremely Narrow Diet… our grown son whos severely affected autism and living group home longer eats anything but whitebread bologna sandwiches were really concerned about his health what can where can … that could causing his new food selectivity also recommend that your son seen registered dietician discuss nutritional support the autism speaks resource guide includes local contact information for dieticians and other specialists who work … follow the text link and click your state once you have input from your sons doctor and dietician you can work with the grouphome staff develop plan that gradually expands his eating choices developing plan developing realistic intervention …
Parents seek help for anxious teen … answer comes from jeffrey wood phd psychologist the university california los angeles three autism speaks research grants support woods work adapting cognitive behavioral treatments for children and teens with autism editors note the following … behavioral therapy widely accepted psychological approach for breaking severe cycles anxiety through extensive research our group and others have shown that modified forms cognitivebehavioral therapy can work particularly well with children and … encourage you work with the school system evaluate your daughters needs and develop comprehensive educational plan that supports her reentry what school placement grade level and accommodations does she need qualified psychologist can perform …
Why is it hard for people with autism to make eye contact?… show special collection has more likely look you when you engage him these subjects this wonderful way encourage him visual supports course may that your son doesnt make enough eye contact for you able reinforce regular basis that case you might try some strategies catch his eye this can obvious using visual support touching the corner your eye with motion that starts within his range sight and then reinforcing research and our … tool kit visual supports and autism spectrum disorder follow the link for free download behavioral therapy and socialskills groups your son already seeing behavioral therapist eye contact and attentiveness are wonderful skills for them work …
Holiday travel & autism: Five tips for success on the road… the toilet etc but they may still commonly fail use these skills the right times this seems particularly true for two groups children those who have recently learned the skill toileting but for whom its still not yet established habit those … dry using public restroom otherwise following vacation schedule here are some techniques for doing 3 consider visual supports your next vacation may helpful use visual support such schedule board with bathroom breaks listed firstthen boards first bathroom then trip the restaurant still other …
Benefits of Exercise for People with Autism… behavioral health and nutrition the university delaware conducts research physical activity adapted the needs special groups someone who does physical work social benefits exercise the phrase exercise medicine common refrain among fitness … autism can even peer tutor another child who understands how communicate with your child and can provide some oneonone support get visual many people with autism are visual learners visual supports such task cards physical demonstrations and video modelling often prove very helpful someone who does physical work …
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