Family Matters: What Does It Mean to Have a Child with Autism?

Linda ’s intention was to run in and out of the mall to grab a pair of khakis for her oldest child’s choir concert, but her youngest, Alex, was transfixed, watching the elevator. Alex wouldn’t move. His hands were flapping, and he screeched with delight as he watched ...

Is It Autism? PANS? Or Both? Questions Arise about the Blood-Brain Barrier

A new peer-reviewed medical research article made a big splash in the autism community when it was published earlier this year. The study, “Beyond the brain: A multi-system inflammatory subtype of autism spectrum disorder,” by R.P. Thom, et al, published ...

Evaluating the Role of Vaccines and their Safety

Mainstream medicine in the United States requires children to receive more than 70 vaccinations by the age of 20. The escalation of injections over the past 30 years—along with sharp increases in genetically modified foods, environmental exposure to glyphosate ...

Inspired Play at All-Abilities Playgrounds

Play is the birthright of all children. It is through play that all children—regardless of their physical, emotional or mental abilities—decode the world and learn. Play has been shown to improve social and language skills, physical and mental health and decrease stress ...

Meeting Educational Needs of an Autistic Child

How autism is displayed in children on the spectrum varies widely; thus their needs can be very different. One child may be on the higher functioning Asperger’s syndrome side while another may be at the other end with low cognitive functioning coupled with a ...

Autism: A Whole-Body Disorder Affecting the Brain

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, one in 68 children has autism spectrum disorder, or ASD. Autism typically affects individuals in five areas: communication, social skills, learning, behaviors and medical. Dr. Bernard Rimland challenged the ...