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  • Autism

    Autism is a developmental brain disorder affecting social, behavioral, and communication skills… What is autism? Autism is a developmental brain disorder. It affects your social, behavioral, and communication skills. People who have autism start showing signs at an early age. Autism levels vary from…

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    Asperger's Syndrome

    Asperger’s syndrome is a developmental disorder affecting speech and behavior… What is Asperger’s syndrome? Asperger’s syndrome (also known as just Asperger’s) is a developmental disorder. It is one form of the autism spectrum disorder diagnosis (ASD). It causes impaired language and communication skills as…

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    Caring for a Person Who Has Intellectual or Developmental Disabilities

    Caring for a person who has intellectual or developmental disabilities can be challenging and rewarding… 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 injury (TBI). Many families care…

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    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…

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    Caregiving: Care for Yourself While Caring for Others

    Caregivers provide care for people with chronic medical conditions. It can be challenging, and they often experience stress and get… 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…

  • Child with head down on table, refusing to eat

    Avoiding Food Hassles With Kids

    Tips, tricks and advice on how to deal with a picky eater at home and at school… 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 picky eaters for…

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    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…

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    Speech and Language Delay

    A speech and language delay is when your child doesn’t talk as much as most other children their age… disability Other developmental or genetic disorders include: Psychosocial deprivation (the child doesn’t spend enough time talking with adults) Being a twin Autism (a developmental disorder) Elective…

  • Immunizations

    Vaccinations are safe, effective, and required for many activities including school. Maintaining a vaccine schedule will protect you from many… 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,…

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    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… There are many common vaccine misconceptions. 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…

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    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 essential to personal and public health. They prevent the spread of contagious, dangerous, and deadly diseases… and social media about vaccines. Here are answers to 5 of the most common questions/misconceptions about vaccines. Vaccines do NOT cause autism. Though multiple studies have been…

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

    Most schools and daycares require certain childhood vaccines, but they’re also good for your child’s health… 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 has shown that there…

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    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…

  • A child having a tantrum and clenching their fists and screaming

    What You Can Do to Change Your Child's Behavior

    Take a positive approach to teach your child good behavior… 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 her bad…

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