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from Living Amongst Humans

What Causes Autism?

What Causes Autism? I love this. I have never felt the need to blame something for my child's autism. It is just who he is and how he was meant to be.

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from Live Science

For Kids with Autism, Sights and Sounds Are Disjoined

Human brain integrates signals simultaneously coming from different senses. Great article. As a parent to a higher-functioning autistic, this really does explain a lot of what she does. Well worth a read.

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from Anxious Toddlers

Is Your Angry Boy Really an Anxious Boy? Tips to Find Out.

Some kids don't show their anxiety. They bottle it up and periodically explode. Typically anxiety isn't even on the parent's radar. Learn what to look for with tips to tell the difference.

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from Understanding and Embracing Diversity

Parts of the Brain Affected by Autism

This pic is so neat to study and I am baffled that they know so much about which part of the brain is affected but it feels like they should be able to help with treatments. Autism research and treatment has come a long way in the 12 and 1/2 years since Jacob was diagnosed. They are so complex and interesting children and adults; you can't help but to love them.

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FASCINATING BRAIN - ADD ADHD Information Library: Neurology of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. Very informative!! Didn't mention the benefits of Brain Wave Optimization though.

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from Mail Online

Autistic children see movement TWICE as quickly as those without condition

The educational - Autistic children see movement TWICE as quickly as those without condition *Experts found that the quicker the movement the faster the child saw it *Scientists believe the findings may provide clues to what causes condition *May explain why autistic people are overwhelmed by bright lights and noises

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ADHD and Autism are both mental disorders that cause focus and behavioral issues – but the similarities end there. See the differences between these two conditions in this simple infographic.

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from Parenting From Scratch

Behavior is an Iceberg

Behavior is an Iceberg....uh...another reminder that I need to be a more patient and sensitive parent

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