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Question?: Treatment For Autism In Babies

Chris asks…

Will Autism Be With A person For Life Will it go away and they will be normal?

OK my little brother is 3 years old and he was diagnosed with autism. He cant speak in sentences and when we tell him to do something its like we are talking another Language. He can say words but most of the time he talks like he is still 1 year old and my baby sister is 1 year old and she is already saying words. When will my little brother actually start speaking in sentences and stop saying nonsense, o and my little cousin who is only 2 is already saying things in sentences and when you ask him to do something he listens.

admin answers:

Autism is for life (beware of those offering quack treatments/cures: do real research)

It is an essentially inherited condition, at core being about having a brain wired significantly differently from the statistically average.
This leads to differences in sensation, perception, and thought-processes, and the expression of that can vary immensely from one individual to another.

” like we are talking another Language.”
To a fair degree you may be. Finding out the best modes of communication and learning for each individual on the autistic spectrum is an important task.
You don’t help a Frenchman to learn English by shouting at him in English. It goes best if you have learned some French first.
Similarly with understanding the autistic perspective on the world while teaching the larger world to the person with autism.

“When will my little brother actually start speaking in sentences[?]”
We vary. There is no rule.
I know of one child who didn’t speak a word till seven, but her first “word” was a complex, perfectly-formed sentence.

I know another who can barely speak, but is incredibly fluent on the computer.
We tend to come with very spiky ability profiles: it can be a major mistake to judge us only by what we are poor at. Or good at.

We do learn, again, in varying degree, especially with the right forms of teaching and support.

Personally I don’t have “normal” as an objective, beyond basic life skills etc.
I can do “social” and “normal” very well, having learnt it the hard way like an academic subject rather than instinctively. It’s there when I want to be, or have to be, social.

But I can’t be bothered with being conventional purely for conformity’s sake.
Why should I be interested in, or join in with, much of what “most people” like, when I am not “most people”?

But then I’m old enough and verbal enough to express that.
Not all of us are.

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Question?: Treatment For Autism

Helen asks…

What makes Sarah Palin an expert on autism?

She has an infant child with Downs Syndrome, not autism. Was she an expert on autism before? Does her expertise come because she has a Downs baby? Wouldn’t an expert on autism know the difference?

admin answers:

It seems she has a sister, Heather Bruce, who has a son, Karcher Bruce who is autistic. She helped care for Karcher before her political career took off.

She has spoken out on the need for increased spending on finding the cause and improved treatments for autism, though it has not seemed to be a major priority for her as governor.

I’ll give McCain a pass on his remarks. They were accurate, as much as political speech usually can be.

Won’t change my mind about my voting for B.O., though

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Question?: Treatment For Autism Spectrum Disorder

Robert asks…

has anyone heard of The Marcus Institute?

here in Ga. only (i think). they offer many different treatments for a great deal of developmental disorders,i.e., autism spectrum disorder,asbergers syndrome and many more.
i have my daughter Sierra involved with this program and i welcome any info or comments about this institute.

admin answers:

I have not heard of The Marcus Institute, but one you may want to check out is Dore Achievement Centers. Best of luck!

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Question?: Treatment For Autism In Babies

Maria asks…

What are your views on the MMR vaccine and autism?

Do you have children that you have decided to vaccinate or not, how are they developing? Please be honest – there is an epidemic of autism in this country (one in 130 kids!!!!!!) why the sudden increase over the last few decades if not the vaccines???? I’m petrified! I refuse to sentence my baby to mental retardation just because a doctor tells me to! HELP!!!!

admin answers:

You’ll have to make your own choice about vaccination. As the father of a 9 year old son with Asperger syndrome, a borderline autism spectrum, my experience was that he was developing quite normally, in fact above normal until he got the vaccine which did have thimerosal , at age 1 1/2. From then on he showed significant deterioration in verbal and social skills including eye contact and interaction. Before the shot he was beginning to speak and and react to his mother, siblings and I. He has been seen by the top experts in the United States, coast to coast, as we’ve spared no expense to provide the best medical treatment for him. His mother and I have undergone gene testing and have been determined NOT to have genetic markers for autism. No history of it in either of our familes at all. When I read and hear from all these naysayers pontificating that there is no connection between thimerosal /mercury vaccines and autism, I have to grin because without actually experiencing the results first hand they are only convincing themselves about what they believe and certainly not the heartbroken parents or children who suffer from vaccine related autism. And no, not every single case of autism is the result of vaccinations, but for the kids who suffer from it, the naysayers are doing a grave disservice to them and the public at large. So do what you feel is right for you and your kids and don’t let me or people who have opposing views to mine convince you one way or the other. But for those of you saying Aspergers syndrome is a “fad” I submit this: Asperger syndrome is named after Austrian pediatrician Hans Asperger who, in 1944, described children in his practice who lacked nonverbal communication skills, failed to demonstrate empathy with their peers, and were physically clumsy. Fifty years later, AS was standardized as a diagnosis, but questions about many aspects of AS remain. For example, there is lingering doubt about the distinction between AS and high-functioning autism (HFA);partly due to this, the prevalence of AS is not firmly established. The exact cause of AS is unknown, although research supports the likelihood of a genetic basis; brain imaging techniques have NOT identified a clear common pathology. This is fact not a “fad”.

I wish you and yours the best.

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Question?: Treatment For Autism Medication

Michael asks…

What is the future of a person with high functioning autism and schizophrenia? What treatments could help?

An adult who has always had autism but is developing schizophrenia.

admin answers:

My brother is autistic and it depends on what problems the autism causes. My brother is different than some of his classmates.
Autism and schizophrenia are related. The doctor who diagnosed the schizophrenia should be very schooled in autism and should be able to advise you of the treatment and therapies.
My guess is that they will alter the medication he is on etc.

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Question?: Treatment For Autism In Toddlers

David asks…

Where should I look for child care for 3 yr old with mild autism?

admin answers:

Check with your local infant/child care centre, GP or hospital for the relevant information on groups, help and respite for your toddler and for yourself. They should also have current information on the latest treatments and ideas to help you with the day to day care of your child and their individual needs, including child care options. I hope this helps. Good luck!

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Question?: Treatment For Autism In Adults

Chris asks…

Society is concerned with children who have Autism, but is there not enough attention to children whose parent?

or parents might have Autism? Would this greatly affect the children’s upbringing, if a parent had Autism, which was undiagnosed, and caused them to act strangely

admin answers:

Society does not pay enough attention to adults with autism, period. Adults with autism are a forgotten and underserved group, as if people think autistic individuals grow out of it or disappear from the surface of earth when they reach adulthood. Diagnosis, treatment, research, articles, educational material etc. Is pretty much all focused on children with autism and their parents.

Many autistic adults are undiagnosed or misdiagnosed and some have been diagnosed in adulthood but still have nowhere to turn for help.

Some of those adults have children and some of them do not. Some of those who are parents have done a good job raising their kids, with or without support from others, and some have not been able to handle it as well. Autism varies so much between individuals that the upbringing by parents with autism varies a lot too. I know a few (diagnosed) adults with high functioning autism who have children and are doing a fine job raising them. I’m sure that there exist others who don’t deal with it as well though and I’m not sure what (if anything) is being done about that.

While the upbringing of children whose parents have autism may not necessarily be affected in a negative way, I do think society should pay more attention to it and be more prepared and willing to help if necessary. I think there is need for more supportive services for adults with autism, both those who are parents and those who are not.

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Question?: Treatment For Autism Medication

William asks…

Is it possible to stop being autistic?

I still can’t talk, but that isn’t because of autism. I have better eye contact now. I can understand people’s emotions. I don’t have obsessions any more. My anger problems are getting better. I am starting to participate in groups more. I still have anger issues. That is my only problem.
Yes. I am certain I have autism. I have been tested a few times.

admin answers:

You can only go so far. That’s like asking if you are medically depressed (have all the brain malfunctions to cause depression) can I just fix myself to not be depressed and have my brain work with medication and treatment you can come a little ways. But it’s just how you are born. So my answer is yes but not really.

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Question?: Treatment For Autism

David asks…

How are kids or adults diagnosed with Autism every second?

I read online and heard from a Medical Show that more than 100 kids and adults are diagnosed with Autism every second. How? Where do they catch it from?

admin answers:

Yes, autism is a horrendous epidemic. There are many thoeries right now, and they each have some merit, but the more risks you have, the more liklihood of developing autism. See www.heidinotes.com for my views on causes and treatments. My children are recovered from autism.

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Question?: Treatment For Autism 2012

David asks…

Remember when Jenny McCarthy said her son had autism? She was lying!?

In 2010, Wakefield’s medical license was, thankfully, revoked. Later the same year, McCarthy came forward with the claim that her son was cured of autism as a result of treatments including aromatherapy, electromagnets, vitamins, a gluten-free diet and other such silliness. In truth, her son never had autism in the first place. He was simply misdiagnosed and is now a healthy 8-year-old kid, albeit with a dishonest dope for a mother.

http://timesfreepress.com/news/2012/jul/08/playmate-kills-kids/

thoughts?

admin answers:

But,but,but she said immunizations caused it,,,urrrrg now I confused.

If I can’t rely on an actress and her comedian husband for complex medical advice what I posed to do ?

Oh look Suzanne Sommers says she can cure me…..

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