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Autism Medication Guide: Treating Autism and Its Core Symptoms

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Autism Medication Guide: Treating Autism and Its Core Symptoms

Get your autism medication guide PDF - it includes antipsychotic, depression, OCD, antidepressant, medical marijuana and other medications for autism.

Anxiety and Autism: Best Ways to Relieve the Effects of Anxiety

Anxiety and autism symptoms can seem indistinguishable, but as you begin to notice your child’s particular triggers, it will be easier to discern them from one another. Many children find relief from their anxiety by participating in cognitive behavioral therapy and trying anxiety medications for autism.

Innovative Device May Help Your Child With Autism Sleep Better - Autism Parenting Magazine

Dan Slage, an electrical engineer in Winter Park, Florida, noticed two of his work colleagues showing up at the office bleary-eyed and cranky. Both were parents of children with autism spectrum (ASD) who regularly woke up fully alert and ready to play in the middle of the night.

Benefits of Natural Autism Supplements - Vitamins and Minerals

Effective autism supplements vary from person to person but could be an important part of your child’s care. Recent clinical studies have shown that supplements, when taken correctly, can ease common symptoms children with autism spectrum disorders experience from sleep disruption to gastrointestinal distress and even behavioral concerns.

How to Make Medical Visits Easier for Your Child with Autism - Autism Parenting Magazine

Emma takes medication that requires quarterly visits to the lab so they can draw blood to ensure her medication is within a therapeutic range.  Emma does not like going to the lab.  The day of the lab appointment, her father does not tell her where they are going because he knows she will cry and sit on the floor when it is time to leave for the appointment. 

Valuable Tips for Resolving Sleep Issues with Autism Now - Autism Parenting Magazine

Every child seems to go through a period when sleeping becomes difficult.  Whether it’s because there is a monster under the bed or stress from school, parents know there will be sleepless nights.

The Benefits of Medical Marijuana and CBD Oil for Autism - Autism Parenting Magazine

What is medical marijuana? What is CBD oil? Have you been keeping up with the latest debate on whether these treatments can be valuable for children with autism? While scientific research is still underway, many families are turning to medical marijuana and CBD oil to help children with autism reduce anxiety, self-injurious behaviors, sleep dysregulation, and difficulties with social interactions.

Parental ABA Can Make All the Difference in the World - Autism Parenting Magazine

He began to flap as the speech therapist cleaned the room dry of anything that would distract the little boy. Then she began her session, today’s lesson: pronouns.  She began to struggle.  She showed him stick figures pointing to themselves and pointing to other people. “My redshirt,” she repeated to him. He stared at her, no response.

Ways ABA Therapy Can Help Improve Skills For Life - Autism Parenting Magazine

Learning that your child has been diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) can be very difficult for family members. One of the most important things to remember is that your child is still the same child that he/she was prior to the diagnosis.  As you learn about ASD and begin to use resources and find supports available, the more empowered you will become to be your child’s best advocate.

Finding the Right Therapy to Help Foster Independence With Special Needs - Autism Parenting Magazine

Functional independence skills are necessary for daily living and establishing quality of life. For ‘neuro-typical’ individuals, we exercise functional independence every day without thinking much about it. We get ourselves up, bathed, dressed, fed and out the door instinctually. For children with autism, however, these functional skills are often not always innate.