Autism and more

BestLINKS US Autism -- an abnormal sensory epidemic

There was a time when misbehaving children were thought to be  just undisciplined brats and needed a trip behind the woodshed.

More recently, mental health and parenting professionals see there are real neurological differences that have nothing to do with being spoiled.  Below, we'll introduce some links to these conditions - to include autism and attention deficit disorder (ADHD) and post-traumatic stress disorder  (PTSD).
BestLINKS US: Major links diagnosing autism, Aspergers, tantrums and meltdowns in children

1 in 68 children with Autism

Autism--an alarming epidemic affecting millions of children who become adults living with autism as well.  There may be even more that are undiagnosed--often girls and minority boys.

  Statistics, CDC, autism found in minorities

Stemming actions. There are signs even at age 3. Delayed speech is one. Social inabilities getting along with others. Fidgeting. Sudden upsetting behavior that won't stop. Sensitivity to light or sounds or crowds. Some don't pay attention, like when they don't answer when you call out their names.

Video: Signs to suspect autism in your preschooler.

  Some teens and grownups with autism hide their symptoms.

Traveling Preparations--Telling your child what to expect
a short video on Facebook/Youtube  
A Special Kind of Magic - A Disneyland trip by Autism mom Kayla P Castro

Carrie Cariello Autism Mom on Traveling, Teens, High School, and Adults on the Spectrum - A series of FB short presentations  FB What Color is Monday

Online Safety tips for people with ASD 
 While these tips were written for individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder,
 they are helpful for anyone interested in internet safety.

An Autistic man Speaks! 

 We're not doing it right and not doing it enough. (Or: People with autism spend way more of their lives  as adults, not problem kids!  An NBC Video report from a reporter with Autism.

People on the High End of the Spectrum
Asperger's Syndrome
Asperger's Syndrome appears when children or teens have social issues and yet are very bright or artistic. They just struggle getting along en cover it up!.
Video:    Is it Asberger's?
Video:  Teen social issues Asbergers Harry Potter's Hermione" is an Aspie!

The Autistic Spectrum is wide; not all have the same symptoms.
Music Video:  Kaylee Rodgers singing Hallelujah
-- a video that's gone viral.

Getting your picky kids to EAT (anything!)

VIDEO:  Getting kids to eat HEALTHY
Eat together as a family, keep stress low, no threatening one more bite!

All about Eating Disorders

Autism Relaxation

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