Tag Archives: Child Autism

Question?: What Is Autism Yahoo

Jenny asks…

Does anyone have an example of a wheat & dairy free diet suitable for a child with autism?

I have a 13 year old daughter with autism, she’s a wonderful child, & has come a really long way. I have been reading that wheat & dairy free diets seem to free their bodies of yeast which have been said to “fog” their brain, & prevent them from expressing themselves more efficiently. Thanks in advance for your time.

admin answers:

I have found two websites, one is Autism Web, which probably has a lot of good information, as well as help with the diet you are curious about.

You can find a world of information on the internet by doing a Yahoo search for whatever you are looking for. I did a search for WHEAT AND DAIRY FREE DIET to come up with these links for you. There is also a lot of information about autism on the internet, as well.. Just do a search.

I sure hope things work out and glad your daughter has come such a long way. Hugs

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Question?: What Is Autism Yahoo

Sandra asks…

Are there any cases of a child developing Autism, who has not taken vaccines?

I am doing some research on potential links of Autism, and I can’t find any information about Autism cases in children who have not received vaccines in their lifetime.
You did not answer my question. Are there any reported cases of children who have not received vaccinations developing Autism? I don’t need to be lectured.

admin answers:

There are parents who said their children were not vaccinated who got autism, but most then realized their children did get vaccines without them knowing about it. For example, the first day of birth, children are given the Hep B vaccine. The consent for this is signed with the intake paperwork, and with all that paperwork, most of it doesn’t get read, so this is how they consented without realizing it. There was a study done in California that stated that those who got vaccines were about 4 times more likely to get autism then those who didn’t. I didn’t look at the study to see if I felt the kids truly were not vaccinated. But, two birthing clinics have come forward and stated that in their thousands of births, no child has developed autism. I imagine you can easily Google to find it, “birthing clinic thousands autism” ought to bring it up. I think one’s in Illinois. What makes the birthing clinics different from hospital-born children? Pitocin to induce labor which is known to effect the immune system, and those with autism have a faulty immune system; then there are the eye drops put into all newborns, and also a Vit. K shot, and then the epidural. Not sure what else is different, but something is very amiss. Children recovered from autism are doing so by receiving treatments for pathogens and toxins due to a faulty immune system. There are so many things effecting their immune systems, that is really is difficult to blame one thing. If you go to the autism forums, most will say that their vaccinated children are more ill than their non-vaccinated, but some say the opposite. So, it’s not an easy answer. Most of the highly successful doctors who are recovering children from autism say that vaccines are a big part, but more so because the children were already subjected to immune stressors, and the vaccines were the tipping point. I think what is best is to go to the governmental websites, like the CDC and learn all about the vaccine ingredients, risk of getting the disease, possible fatalities from each disease, etc. Also look into homeopathy to raise the same antibodies as the vaccines are suppose to. Many get blood tests after homeopathy to show they have antibodies to vaccinated illnesses so they can show their children don’t need them. This would be the best route, for many who get vaccinated either don’t get enough antibodies to ward off the illness or get too high of antibodies. This is what I have learned by researching daily for 4 years. My children are recovered from autism, but it’s much better to prevent it because my kids are still dependent upon diet and treatments to keep symptoms away. You can go to Yahoo Groups on autism recovery and ask the parents there as well. They can also tell you where to find research on it. There are websites that have collections of this research readily available. You can Google “autism monkey primates vaccines” for a couple of new studies done on monkeys given vaccines. They are pretty shocking. Because I am over 40, I have seen children years ago and can compare them to today. The difference is very unbelievable. I am glad I am old enough to have seen kids before all this autism, ADHD, OCD, anxiety, etc. Came along. When you see it in real time, then you really know.

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Question?: Autism Signs In Children

Ruth asks…

How do you tell someone to get their child evaluted?

This family has one 5 year old with PDD a 18 month old who can’t sit up and rocks back and forth while on the floor, Dad wants him evaluated, but also has a 3 year old who has deffinate signs of autism too. Dad thinks he’s a genious bacause he is so drilled. How can we get Dad to see the light?

admin answers:

Try putting it to him like this since , since the other two do and seem to have autism It is a precautionary thing to have the middle child evaluated too. Explain that there are various degrees of autism and that some people w/ as are brilliant. Advise him that it is more likely for his middle child to have autism because his siblings do than some one who’s siblings don’t. As a parent of autistic children he should understand how important early intervention is. If all else fails ask him this. If there were even the slightest chance that his child had a life threatening disease like cancer he would have the child tested wouldn’t he ? The eval is just a test If the child doesn’t have autism what will it hurt?

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Question?: Autism Signs And Symptoms

Sharon asks…

How do you know if a child has Autism?

My three year old nephew is a pretty regular kid. He can tlk but he doessnt understand things and usually ends up repeating you but he is very smart in many ways. My other relatives say it could be autism. How do you knnow for sure?

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Most autistic children have a normal to high I.Q. The biggest symptom is the failure to acquire language. If your nephew is not using his language appropriately and just repeating what he hears, it could be something called echolalia, which could be a sign of autism. The best way to know is to take him to the pediatrician, and see if they recommend a screening. They will tell you where to go. You really need a professional to see him because autism can be a spectrum of symptoms and behaviors and some children have it more severely than others.

One thing is for sure, early intervention is the key. So, if you really suspect autism, don’t hesitate to have him diagnosed. The sooner he is diagnosed, the sooner he can receive help. Children who receive early intervention are usually more functional as they grow.

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Question?: What Is Autism

Joseph asks…

How does autism affect the development of a three year old boy ?

im doing a childcare project on a child with autism .
i was wondering if anyone can tell me how it could be affecting his mental development

i haven’t found much useful Information on the net .

if you know of any websites that might help i would appreciate it

THANKS!

admin answers:

My twins are autistic and from a very early age they showed developmental delay however we at first put it down to them being born early as this can sometimes stunt development. They were over a year old before they could sit up by themselves and over 2 before they could walk. They are 5 now and still have limited language, this is due to them being locked away in their own little world, where any change or taking them out of schedule can cause severe confusion and upset, I give you an example today we went into the town and they presumed we were going round the shops as we normally would but as soon as we walked past the centre they realised this wasn’t their routine and dropped their legs and refused to walk. They say the confusion caused by autism is equal to you standing in a crowded room full of loudly shouting people and asked to concentrate on writing on a wall that would cause anyone to be uncomfortable let alone a child. Autistic children generally avoid eye contact usually the reason for speech delay. They can also resort to aggressive behaviour as my twins do they spent 2 years of their life banging their heads off hard surfaces -its very scary if you try to restrain them they don’t understand why and do it harder. They don’t do it as often now as they can understand me a bit better and visa versa but if they become uncomfortable they can still kick off and more often than not any object within their vicinity will get launched. When the boys were three they had no clear language (due to lack of eye contact) this caused frustration because if they wanted something they couldn’t tell me and id have to spend the next 30 mins trying to stop them headbanging and trying different things like drinks snacks changing the tv channel etc quite often they would forget why they kicked off in the first place but couldn’t calm themselves down because they were so wound up. Autistic children due to being shut in their own world generally are solitary and do not like their play to be interrupted, my oldest twin will hide under his bed with his trains and line them up in an exact straight line if any of them were to be moved all hell will break lose. He loves order and its through this tendency that we have been able to bring on his development, we use symbols with him so he knows exactly what is going to happen throughout the day and most of the time we stick to it and he knows whats coming next, he generally knows by where we are- what we are then going to be doing its only on rare occasions like this morning when we had to go somewhere unexpected that his perfect balance of routine is disrupted, one of the main important things for autistic children is routine and keeping language very simple making it easier for them to understand the world around them and also not pushing them to do things just because other kids their age are doing them. My twins are 5 and still in nappies they do not understand toiletry needs and often people say to me ( much to my annoyance) are they not out of nappies yet. But they have no idea that if i asked them to sit on the toilet or potty with their trousers down id end up with a 3 hour screaming match on my hands they will get there it might not be this year or next but when they understand it will come. A year ago they couldn’t even ask me for a drink now they know to come and ask me using the word drink i will then say go and get one and they help themselves i never thought id be able to leave my fridge unlocked as the would just be helping themselves left right and centre but the are slowly and surely learning acceptable behaviour. One thing i noticed with my twins from as early as a year they wont try anything new until they are 100% sure about it, pushing them to do new things just causes confusion and upset, with autistic children it will come when it comes

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Question?: Autism Signs In Older Children

Steven asks…

If two sons from a father have some form of autism, what is the liklihood of a third son having autism?

My husband has two sons from a previous marriage. One son has sensory intergration dysfunction and the younger son has Aspergers. My husband and I have a son together and I can’t find any information regarding whether or not this should be something we should watch for. His oldest son was diagnosed at age 2, his middle son was diagnosed at age 5. I really would like to know so we can diagnose the problem and get him the proper help if needed.

admin answers:

The incidence of a second child from the same parents also having autism is 4% compared to 1% of the general population…

Is there any other history of autism like signs on either side of the family (the father and his ex) they may help determine if its possibly more related to the father or the mother

I would suspect there is an increased chance of you child having autism–more than 1%, less than 4%

with rates so high its something to look out for even if there is no family history

if the autism components only came froom the father the risk would be 4%

if they only came from the mom, it would be 1%

if they came from both–it would depend on if you have any biologic components

how old is your son now? Diagnosis is the most important early on, it developmental screening. If your son in under 3 (in the US) call the state Early Intervention program and ask for an evaluation of his developmental skills (language, motor, social, etc) they do a better job than pediatricians…the actual eval should take about an hour–a doc does it in a few minutes

you can look up developmental milestones online and see if your son is meeting them…

It is not considered concerning until there at least a 25-33% delay in any area

REFERENCE AND REGULATION appears to be a lot like Greenspan’s DIR and also ‘Natural Environment Teaching’ and ‘Incidental Learning’ used in ABA…i have used what is described as R&R while using DIR//ABA

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Question?: Autism Signs 2 Year Old

Susan asks…

Best way to work with an autistic child?

Alright well we recently found out that a two year old relative of mine, a little boy, is autistic. He cannot say any real words, he talks gibberishly occasionally but never tries to communicate with us. The doctors said that we should talk to him a lot now. What are the best things or activities we can do with him to help him learn to talk faster? Thanks!

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Children with autism best learn by repetitiveness. Many children with autism like routines. You need to speak to them directly, at eye level and in plain words. Children with autism tend to take things very literally..for example, if you said that’ll be a piece of cake meaning it will be easy, they would look for a piece of cake. When doing things with them it is best to have a clear beginning and ending to the acitvity. If you read Ten Things Every Child With Autism Wishes You Knew, by Ellen Notbohm (link below to excerpt from book), this will give you a better understanding on communicating with them.

His parent(s) should look into a speech therapy assessment. This will help him with his communication and oral motor skills. They should be sure the therapist has knowledge in sign language and the picture exchange communication system (PECS). Many times these forms of communication are used until they can learn to communicate on their own. They should also have an occupational therapy assessment done. This will help him if he has any fine motor skill delays and if he has sensory integration (many children with autism have some type of sensory issue). Left alink below so the parents can print some PEC pictures, and a link to an answer I left for someone else on how to implement PECS. They also need to look at all forms of treatments for their child (learning approaches, complimentary approaches, & biomedical and diet approaches) , you have to do it on trail basis because what may work for one child may not work for another if even their characteristics are the same.

Have them check with the local school board for early intervention services, this can make a big difference. It’s been proven that children with autism who receive early intervention tend to do better than those who don’t. They need to get familiar with special ed, such as individuals with disabilities education act (IDEA), individual family service plan (IFSP), individual education plan (IEP), and 504 plan. (links below for more info on those). He can also receive services such as speech and occupational therapy through the school. Like for my son he receives speech therapy at the school 3 times per week and occupational 1 time per week, outside of school he receives speech 2 times a week and speech 1 time a week. They need to be sure they keep documentation of everything, from assessments to any communication done with anyone about his autism.

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Question?: What Is Autism Video

Susan asks…

What is the probability that my child will have autism?

I don’t know if this will affect my children at all or not but my little brother has a form of autism called Asburgers Syndrome. He is the only one in my family who has it and my fiance doesn’t have anyone in his family with autism that we know of. I just want to know what the chances are that our children will have autism (specifically asburgers) so that my fiance and I can be prepared for it ahead-of-time. Thanks for your help=)

admin answers:

The new statistic in America is 1 in 38. Go to: www.marytocco.com and look at her web site regarding this issue. She has tons of information and recent up to date data that will help you understand this problem.

Dr. Einenstein in Chicago, Ill, has treated over 30,000 plus Amish children that do not get vaccinated, have minimal EMF exposure, and eat good quality foods. NONE of these 30,000 children have autism. NONE. You can choose to ignore the facts and believe people that have the most to gain by promoting vaccines, etc. Or accept the facts of what is right in front of us like the Dr. Einenstein’s data and tons of evidence showing similar results in cultures that do not vaccinate children. It’s your choice.

Dr. Andrew Moulden just won a case in vaccine court that showed “blood sludging” from the toxins in vaccines caused Ischemia in a child’s brain resulting in brain damage. Specifically, the aluminum and the small amount of mercury caused the toxins to coagulate, block small capillaries in the brain and create a mini-stroke that resulted in the brain damage. It was his discovery and development of some great software that now shows this is not an isolated incident and is happening everywhere. These mini-strokes are cumulative and when the child has enough of them, they get autism, brain damage, etc. If you are a doctor and not looking for this, you will not see it because the signs are subtle, but very obvious when you are looking for the problem. Less that 10% of the doctors in the U.S. Report to VAERS (vaccine adverse event reaction system) damage being done by vaccines, even though they are required to by law. It is simply NOT in their best interest to do so. It is clear to anyone educated, NOT indoctrinated, what is going on here. It is not the first time the public has been duped by marketing geniuses. Cultures that don’t vaccinate, don’t have AUTISM. What is so hard to understand and why isn’t there one study that has pursued this to see why? The simple answer is the people promoting the “bargain basement technology” as the chief scientist of the Merck Pharmaceutical stated, are not about health, but about profit.

Here is a video of Dr. Hilleman that you can see speaking in his own words about the “bargain basement technology” of vaccines and how AIDS got started.

Http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=edikv0zbAlU

In 1986, Congress passed the National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act (PL-99-660) that among other things required health care providers to report vaccine reactions to a centralized reporting system. As a result the Vaccine Adverse Events Reporting System (VAERS) to which parents, physicians and vaccine manufacturers could report adverse events was created. NVIC has assisted many parents in reporting adverse events following vaccination as many doctors refuse to make a report. Last year the U.S. Government (our public tax dollars, not the drug companies that caused the problem, but us) paid out over $1.5 billion dollars in claims for vaccine related deaths and illnesses caused by the vaccines!

Good luck to you

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Question?: What Is Autism In Spanish

Betty asks…

How do you say the following in Spanish please, Thank you so much!?

He needs evaluation for Specially Designed Physical Education. He is currently identified as a child with autism.

To determine whether he needs additional special education for physical education.

Eligibility Report
Motor Skills Testing

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Necesita evaluación para Clases de Educación Física Adecuadas a Necesidades Específicas (SDPE), Actualmente se le ha identificado como un niño con autismo.

Para determinar si necesita servicios adicionales de educación especial para la ducación física.

Informe de Idoneidad
Pruebas de Habilidades Motoras

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Question?: Autism Signs And Symptoms

Sandy asks…

Why are so many children being diagnosed with autism?

It may just be that I notice this because of my hightened awareness, especially since my 2 children are both on the spectrum. It seems like everyday I find out that another person I know has a child with autism, or someone contacts me for advice with their autistic child. Is this really as bad as it seems to me? Why is this an epidemic? What are your theories?

admin answers:

The diagnostic criteria were revised in 1994, allowing more children to be diagnosed. Most importantly, the Asperger’s syndrome diagnosis was created. People who were previously considered simply eccentric are now on the spectrum. Lower-functioning autistics are also more likely to be diagnosed. When Leo Kanner first described autism in the 1940s, he excluded children with other conditions (i.e. Mental retardation and epilepsy) in order to prove that autism was a distinct condition. Now we know that many low-functioning autistics have an intellectual disability, and that epilepsy is relatively common in people with ASDs.

There is also increased awareness, largely due to the Internet. Parents and schools are more likely to notice a child’s symptoms and recognize them as signs of autism. Professionals know more about autism than they did a few decades ago, and can make more accurate diagnoses. Many people are realizing that autism isn’t just a boys’ disorder, so more girls on the spectrum are receiving the correct diagnosis. Because of increased awareness, there is less stigma as well. More people are willing to take their child to be evaluated, and are more open about their child’s autism.

It’s not an epidemic and I don’t believe there are more people out there with autism. It’s just that more people are being *diagnosed* with autism due to criteria changes and awareness. In your situation, it’s very likely that you’re more aware of autistic kids around you. Plus, people may be more likely to discuss an autistic child with you, since you have two of your own.

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