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Archive for April, 2013

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What Is Hemifacial Microsomia?

Have you ever heard of a birth defect called hemifacial microsomia? Most people haven’t. However, it’s important to have a basic understanding of hemifacial microsomia as well as other disfiguring birth defects. Increased awareness of such disabilities reduces stigma surrounding

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What Causes Craniofacial Microsomia?

Are you familiar with craniofacial microsomia? It is a birth defect that alters the appearance and functionality of a person’s face. Most people are totally unaware that craniofacial microsomia, also known as hemifacial microsomia, is the second most common birth

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Incorporating Discipline May Help Autism

Every child dreads the “d” word – Discipline. But the word takes on positive meaning in adult years. Discipline is both an action and a mindset. Often times, receiving appropriate discipline in youth allows children with autism to grow up

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Autism Leads to Successful Careers

A common concern for parents of children with autism is this: how will the disorder affect their adult years? Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is more prevalent than ever before. But contrary to popular belief, autism in adults does not hold

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3 Tips to Avoid Meltdowns

People diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and their families are familiar with the term “meltdown”. A meltdown results from a child completely losing control of his or her behavior. When an individual has such an outburst, it cannot be

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3 Tips to Avoid Meltdowns

People diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and their families are familiar with the term “meltdown”. A meltdown results from a child completely losing control of his or her behavior. When an individual has such an outburst, it cannot be

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Meltdowns and How to Avoid Triggers

In a recent post we explored aggression in autism. Today, we dive deeper into a state of behavior that often includes or precedes aggression. This is known as a meltdown. Meltdowns can be a prevalent concern among children with autism. Even so,

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Explore the Autism Spectrum

One reason autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is misunderstood is because symptoms of autism vary from person to person. In fact, there are only a few similarities that unite those who are diagnosed with ASD. This is the reason a spectrum

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How Autism Changes with Age

Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) affects people differently. More so, the symptoms of ASD change in an individual as he or she ages. This is to say, signs of autism in adults are different from those experienced in childhood. Being educated

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Challenging Aggression in Autism

Understanding an individual with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) can be challenging. It is even more difficult when he or she displays aggressive tendencies. However, adults and children with autism may use physical outbursts to communicate their wants and needs. This

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