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Autism: Beware of potentially dangerous therapies and products, FDA warns

Autism: Beware of potentially dangerous therapies and products, FDA warns

One thing that is important to know about autism up front: There is no cure for autism. So, products or treatments claiming to “cure” autism do not work as claimed.

April 12, 2017 | By | 1 Reply More
As vaccine exemptions grow, parents seek transparency in schools

As vaccine exemptions grow, parents seek transparency in schools

By Anna Casey Kaiser Health News AUSTIN, Texas — Georgia Moore was diagnosed with leukemia the day after her 10th birthday. The fourth-grader began an intense chemotherapy regimen, which left her immune system vulnerable and kept her from attending her small, private Montessori school here. But her younger sister Ivy was in kindergarten at the […]

November 16, 2016 | By | Reply More
What happens when people with autism grow old?

What happens when people with autism grow old?

By Rebecca Ann Charlton Senior Lecturer, Goldsmiths, University of London Originally published on The Conversation.  If you mention autism to most people they will think about children, but it is a lifelong diagnosis. Children with autism grow up to be adults with autism. Little is known about how the symptoms change with age. This is because autism is […]

October 10, 2016 | By | Reply More
Single woman’s search for autism therapist foiled by insurance companies

Single woman’s search for autism therapist foiled by insurance companies

By April Dembosky, KQED Kaiser Health News A 12-year-old boy named Strazh hangs from the monkey bars, staring at the ground. The other kids in the park aren’t interested in him. And he’s not interested in them. “I just like to play by myself,” he says. Strazh has autism. Today is a good day. But […]

July 28, 2016 | By | Reply More