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Lisa Jo Rudy

Updated Articles and Resources

By Lisa Jo Rudy

    Updated Articles and Resources
    • What Is an Autistic Savant? Created: Thursday, April 01, 2010 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      If your child with autism has special talents, is he a savant? Find out more about this extraordinary disorder.
    • Autism Symptoms and Eye Contact Created: Sunday, November 28, 2010 Updated: Tuesday, April 15, 2014
      Lack of eye contact can often be a symptom of autism. How is eye contact defined and how much is considered enough?" itemprop="description">> Monday, April 14, 2014 Updated: Monday, April 14, 2014
      Celebration is a part of every happy family life. And yes, there's plenty to celebrate when you have a child with autism.
    • Early Signs of Autism Created: Wednesday, February 08, 2006 Updated: Friday, April 11, 2014
      What are the early signs of autism? With so many headlines about autism, many parents are worried about their child's development. How do you know whether a delay or difference is really significa...
    • What Is Mild Autism? Created: Wednesday, May 19, 2010 Updated: Friday, April 11, 2014
      What is "mild autism"? Is it different from or the same as Asperger syndrome?
    • How My Kid With Autism Learned to Play the Clarinet Created: Thursday, April 10, 2014 Updated: Friday, April 11, 2014
      What does it take for a kid with autism to shine? As it turns out, it's no walk in the park -- but it can be done!
    • What Are the Different Names for Autism Spectrum Disorders? Created: Wednesday, December 03, 2008 Updated: Thursday, April 10, 2014
      Not all autism spectrum diagnoses are "official," and many often-used autism spectrum diagnoses are now out of date. Find out more about the various ways in which autism is diagnosed and described.
    • Adults and Asperger Syndrome Created: Friday, April 27, 2007 Updated: Wednesday, April 09, 2014
      Asperger syndrome, a very high functioning form of autism, may not be diagnosed until adulthood. Could you or an adult in your life have Asperger syndrome? How can you find out? What should you do ...
    • Public School and Autism Education: Pros and Cons Created: Wednesday, August 15, 2007 Updated: Wednesday, April 09, 2014
      Most children with autism attend public school but not all have quality education. Here are the pros and cons of public school for children with autism." itemprop="descript't3'" --> itemprop="descr...
    • Is Infant Diagnosis of Autism Possible? Created: Wednesday, April 16, 2008 Updated: Wednesday, April 09, 2014
      Is it really possible to diagnose autism in infants? Philip and Osnat Teitelbaum believe the answer is yes. Find out more about their theories and research." itemprop="desczTP='t3'" --> itemprop="d...
    • Five Ways to Become Your Child's Autism Therapist Created: Monday, April 07, 2014 Updated: Monday, April 07, 2014
      If you feel you could do a good job as your autistic child's therapist, you're probably right. Here are a few ways to get started!
    • Symptoms of Autism Created: Saturday, September 30, 2006 Updated: Sunday, April 06, 2014
      Autistic people may have a range of issues, including physical, intellectual, psychological and emotional differences." itemprop="description">> Tuesday, February 07, 2006 Updated: Saturday, April 05, 2014
      This question haunts parents and creates tremendous anxiety. There are few definitive answers at this point, but there is a good deal of information available to help dispel myths and better assess risks.
    • Before You See the Doctor: A Checklist of Autism Symptoms Created: Sunday, December 12, 2010 Updated: Friday, April 04, 2014
      Does your child have these autism symptoms? Learn more about specific symptoms, and determine if your child might benefit from an autism screening or diagnosis.
    • Is Your Autistic Child's Inclusive Program Really Inclusive? Created: Thursday, March 13, 2014 Updated: Wednesday, March 26, 2014
      When is an "inclusive" program not inclusive? When it keeps children with autism at arm's length, or in a "special" setting. Find out whether your child's experiences are as inclusive as they seem to be.
    • Seven Steps to Becoming the Perfect Autism Grandparent Created: Wednesday, March 26, 2014 Updated: Wednesday, March 26, 2014
      You may be surprised to learn how simple it is to be the "perfect" autism grandparent.
    • Six Things To Consider Before Giving to Autism-Related Charities Created: Sunday, March 23, 2014 Updated: Sunday, March 23, 2014
      Before you shell out a donation to an autism-related charity, it's important to know where you're giving and how the charity will use your hard-earned cash.
    • Is There Such a Thing As Too Much Autism Treatment? Created: Thursday, March 20, 2014 Updated: Thursday, March 20, 2014
      With so many options available, is it possible to overdo therapy?
    • Using Video and Television to Connect with Your Autistic Child Created: Monday, March 17, 2014 Updated: Monday, March 17, 2014
      Television and videos are a great way to start connecting with your child with autism. They can also be a good tool for helping your child to reach out and communicate.
    • Why "High Functioning" Autism Is So Challenging Created: Tuesday, March 11, 2014 Updated: Tuesday, March 11, 2014
      High functioning autism may sound like a mild disorder, but it can be extremely challenging. Find out why.
    • Is Autism a Disease? Created: Friday, March 07, 2014 Updated: Friday, March 07, 2014
      Is autism a disease? The answer is yes... and no.
    • Can You Catch or Acquire Autism? Created: Sunday, February 16, 2014 Updated: Friday, February 28, 2014
      Can you "catch" autism as you'd catch the flu? Can autism be acquired or must you be born with it? Here are answers to these and other related questions.
    • Groups and Resources for Autistic Self-Advocates Created: Wednesday, February 26, 2014 Updated: Wednesday, February 26, 2014
      Today, adults with autism are actively engaged with the world. Some are involved with political advocacy; others simply want to find friends and learn more about resources available to them. Either way, there are many groups and opportunities available.
    • Getting Real About a Cure for Autism Created: Tuesday, February 25, 2014 Updated: Tuesday, February 25, 2014
      If you've spent 10 minutes online searching for information about autism, you'd probably seen many ads for and articles about cures. But curing autism isn't as simple as it sounds. Here's why.
    • 6 Ways to Enjoy Being an Autism Parent Created: Tuesday, February 18, 2014 Updated: Tuesday, February 18, 2014
      It can be challenging to find the joy in autism parenting. Here are some tips to help you make the leap.
    • Five Ways to Help Your Child with Autism to Fit In Socially Created: Thursday, January 23, 2014 Updated: Thursday, February 13, 2014
      There are some simple steps parents can take to help their children with autism to fit in with their typical peers. Some are even fun!
    • Why Families Pay Out of Pocket for Autism Treatments Created: Thursday, February 13, 2014 Updated: Thursday, February 13, 2014
      If schools, government agencies, and private insurance companies pay for many autism treatments, why do so many parents wind up spending thousands each year for their child's therapy?
    • Why Autistic Children Aren't "Just Like Everyone Else" Created: Tuesday, February 11, 2014 Updated: Tuesday, February 11, 2014
      Children with autism aren't just a little delayed. They really are different from their typically developing peers.
    • How to Find an Autism-Friendly Event or Program Created: Thursday, February 06, 2014 Updated: Thursday, February 06, 2014
      Autism friendly events are everywhere. Here's a primer on what the term means, and how to find programs and events near you.
    • Facilitated Communication and Autism Created: Sunday, March 30, 2008 Updated: Wednesday, February 05, 2014
      Facilitated communication (FC) is a highly controversial technique for helping non-verbal individuals with autism and similar disabilities to "talk." Does FC really work?" !--#if expr="$zTP='t3'" -...
    • Finding the Right Home for Your Adult Child with Autism Created: Wednesday, January 21, 2009 Updated: Wednesday, February 05, 2014
      Where should your adult child with autism live? What will he need in the way of support? Can you afford to provide what's needed? This article is an overview of some of the issues and options."
    • Developmental Pediatrics and Autism: The Basics Created: Saturday, December 02, 2006 Updated: Wednesday, February 05, 2014
      If you have a child who is or may be diagnosable on the autism spectrum, you may be referred to a "developmental pediatrician." Learn more about these autism specialists: who they are, what they d...

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