Parents Promoting the Well-Being of their Autistic Children: Home Safety

Safety in the home is especially important for autistic children because there are more potential dangers for them than for neurotypical children. In order to create a safe home environment for an autistic child, the parents must first understand the reasons underlying the child’s behavior. At that point, they can begin to modify and teach […]

Parents Promoting the Well-Being of Their Autistic Children: Managing Challenging Behaviors

Because every child is unique, there is no universal guide to parenting, but according to Autism Speaks, managing challenging behaviors in autistic children often is, and should be, approached differently than for neurotypical children.  Challenging behaviors from children with autism are handled differently by each parent, as they should be.  However, there are certain methods […]

Parents Promoting the Well-Being of Their Autistic Children : Outside Assistance

Although many parents of autistic children do everything in their power to support their child to the best of their ability, it is still necessary for many parents to turn to outside resources to aid them in providing the care and attention that their child needs. There are many ways in which this outside aid […]

Parents Promoting the Well-Being of Their Autistic Children: Complementary and Alternative Medicine

  Every parent wants what is best for their child, which often requires finding the best care.  One study suggests that 40% of families with autistic children have used complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) to treat autism.  CAM refers to treatments used in addition to or in place of conventional medicine. Examples of CAM used to […]

Adult ADHD: The Brain!!

Suggested video titled Adult ADHD and the brain Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a neurobiological condition or mental disorder, that is more commonly found in children but increasingly being recognized in adults. In most cases, ADHD starts in childhood and continues into adulthood. Scientists have not designated a specific cause for ADHD but many conclude that […]

Adult ADHD: Stimulant and Nonstimulant Medication

Treatment of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder is not two-dimensional.  From childhood to adulthood, treatment requires a comprehensive, or “multimodal”, approach ranging from medical to behavioral to psychological intervention.  However, for 1.5 million adults in the U.S. with ADHD, medication is an essential portion of treatment.  In fact, it is also the only proven treatment. First, […]

Adult ADHD: Differences Between Diagnosing Adults and Children

From 2002 to 2007, the diagnosis of adult ADHD has increased more than three-fold.  After the diagnosis of their child, adults realize they too could have ADHD.  Adults seeking a diagnosis should know that there are differences in diagnosing ADHD in adults and children. In order to diagnose ADHD, individuals must experience symptoms listed in […]

Adult ADHD : Problems Faced in Adulthood

Much of the research done on ADHD has been with children until very recently. However, the disorder affects adults in many different ways as their environments change with age. As children with ADHD are much more likely to have problems in school, and are much more likely to eventually drop out, getting a job in […]