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  • Autism

    Autism is a developmental brain disorder that affects social, behavioral, and communication skills. Degrees of autism can vary, as can… What is autism? Autism is a developmental brain disorder. It affects your social, behavioral, and communication skills. People who have autism start showing signs…

  • Asperger's Syndrome

    Asperger’s syndrome is a developmental disorder on the autism spectrum that can be diagnosed in children as young as 18… What is Asperger’s syndrome? Asperger’s syndrome (also known as just Asperger’s) was once its own diagnosis. Now it is identified as one form of…

  • Caring for a Person Who Has Intellectual or Developmental Disabilities

    Being a caregiver for someone with an intellectual or developmental disability is important to your loved one, but it can… cooking, banking, transportation, social situations, health care visits, and jobs. Three of the best-known intellectual or developmental disabilities are Down syndrome, autism, and traumatic brain…

  • Caregiving: Care for Yourself While Caring for Others

    Caregivers provide care for people with chronic medical conditions. It’s a challenging job, so caregivers also need to take care… for a long time or never goes away. Some examples of chronic conditions include: Children with special needs (cerebral palsy, Down syndrome, autism). Cancer. Effects…

  • Avoiding Food Hassles With Kids

    Don’t make your child’s food hassles a battle. Be creative, stay calm, and be patient when expanding your child’s mealtime… child (preschool age), this is normal. Most children outgrow their picky eating habits. However, children who have a developmental disability, such as autism, may be…

  • Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD)

    Sensory processing disorder (SPD) affects how your brain processes sensory information, such as things you see, hear, smell, taste, or… They’re exploring a genetic link, which means it could run in families. Some doctors believe there could be a link between autism and SPD. This…

  • Speech and Language Delay

    Every child develops at his or her own pace. But if your child doesn’t talk as much as most children… slow development intellectual disability Other causes include: Psychosocial deprivation (the child doesn’t spend enough time talking with adults). Being a twin. Autism (a developmental disorder)…

  • Immunizations

    Immunizations are important for your health and a requirement for many activities… Baby Shingles International Travel: Tips for Staying Healthy Measles outbreaks Things to consider There is proof that childhood vaccines do not cause autism. In fact, the benefits of vaccines outweigh their side effects…

  • Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT)

    Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) is a method of stimulating the brain with electricity to treat some types of severe mental… speaking. This can happen in people who have schizophrenia. Sometimes, ECT can improve agitation and aggression in people with dementia or severe autism. It can also…

  • Tuberous Sclerosis

    Tuberous sclerosis is a rare disease that causes tumors, or growths, in the brain and other organs. They are usually… kidneys Areas of very thick skin, often on your back Growths under or around your nails Pitted teeth Mental disabilities Developmental delays Autism spectrum disorder…

  • Managing Your Vaccine Schedule During COVID-19

    If you or your child missed vaccines during the COVID-19 pandemic, now is a great time to catch up. Vaccines… hygiene, office decontamination, and patient distancing. Vaccines are safe, effective, and save lives. There is proof that childhood vaccines do not cause autism. Side effects…

  • Vaccines: Myth Versus Fact

    There are many common misconceptions regarding vaccines. Use this evidence-based information to clear up any confusion… vaccine, let your doctor know right away. Myth: Vaccines cause autism spectrum disorder. Fact: There is proof that vaccines do not cause autism. A study published more than 20…

  • Your Child’s Mental Health

    Good mental health is an important part of a child’s overall health. There are many ways adults can help children… as cutting or burning the skin. Substance abuse. Thoughts of suicide. Mental health conditions that are common in children include ADHD, anxiety, autism, bipolar disorder,…

  • The Importance of Vaccinations

    Vaccinations are an important part of public health. They prevent the spread of contagious, dangerous, and deadly diseases, and save… on the internet about vaccines. Here are answers to 5 of the most common questions/misconceptions about vaccines. Vaccines do NOT cause autism. No studies have…

  • Childhood Vaccines: What They Are and Why Your Child Needs Them

    Childhood vaccines are important in protecting children and the population. All are safe and are to be given at specific… or have a baby who is blind or deaf, or has trouble learning. Some people have suggested that the MMR vaccine causes autism. However, research…

  • Kids and Needles

    Many children are scared of shots because they have a fear of needles. Help your child understand that shots are… allergic to eggs. Can he still get a flu shot? Should I worry about preservatives like mercury in vaccines? Can vaccinations cause autism? My child…

  • What You Can Do to Change Your Child's Behavior

    Information for parents about identifying and dealing with children & behavior problems… your doctor Does my child have a behavior disorder? Does my child have attention deficit disorder (ADD)? Does my child have an autism spectrum disorder? Could my child grow out of his or…