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Significant Autism Events of 2017

Significant Autism Events of 2017

In the face of the exploding incidence of childhood developmental abnormalities, scientific knowledge is sorely lacking. These are my top picks for this year’s most useful human research and events that address our understanding about the cause(s) and...
Ten Top Toys Not to Get Children Affected with Autism for the Holidays

Ten Top Toys Not to Get Children Affected with Autism for the Holidays

Maybe this list applies to all modern kids. Especially as regards offspring who are ‘on the spectrum’, our experience and perspective from The Child Development Center can assist gift givers with decisions about whether holiday offerings are consistent...
The Perils of Home Treatment for Autism

The Perils of Home Treatment for Autism

Were it not for a lack of knowledge or, frankly, interest on the part of most of the medical community, parents of children with autism would be happy to relinquish their quest for appropriate treatment. Too often, I listen to stories about pediatricians who have...
Fundraising for Autism Research

Fundraising for Autism Research

(Too) many years ago, our Regional Intensive Care Unit had the honor of hosting Audrey Hepburn. At that time, we were knee-deep in cocaine exposed babies, and the entourage stopped at the incubator of a 1 pound infant who was barely visible among the wires and tubes....
When Mom and Dad Disagree About Autism Intervention

When Mom and Dad Disagree About Autism Intervention

Undoubtedly, the most stressful challenge that any family might face is illness in their child. Even in cases where treatment is established, e.g. acute leukemia, there are bound to be differences of opinion about which doctor, or hospital will do the best job. When...
The Real Cause of Autism

The Real Cause of Autism

Recently, these 3 headlines appeared on my iRadar Screens: ♦ Genetics a Cause of Autism in Most Cases: Study ♣ Korean-American Professor Couple Identify Major Cause of Autism ♠ Could multivitamin use in pregnancy protect children from autism? Yet, the research was...