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Autismconnect is an independent, autonomous and parents led establishment that provides information, education & support to families across globe. The purpose of autismconnect is to offer with an online resource that will support the parents, families & caregivers in locating true resources for their children with autism. It was founded in the month of April, 2014 by a group of Parents & Professionals in Mumbai, India. The main aim is to help & connect families with autism support groups and they can find all the answers to the questions they harbor.

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Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and autism are both common terms used for a group of complex neuro-developmental disorders Autism is a pervasive developmental disorder that involves abnormal development and function of the brain. Individuals with autism show decreased social communication skills and restricted or repetitive patterns of behaviors or interests.. Autism spectrum disorder impacts the nervous system and affects the overall cognitive, emotional, social and physical health of the affected individual. This section explains some of signs and symptoms of autism, deficits in their social, communication skills, the behavioural issues, associated problems with autism, related causes and the team involved in treating and diagnosing autism.

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Treatments available for autism individuals are bifurcated by ACA under three broad canopies:

Conventional Treatments: Includes medical management like Antipsychotics, Anti-depressants, Alpha2 antagonists to reduce hyperactivity, anxiety, impulsivity and inattention, mood stabilizers to reduce aggression, repetitive behaviour.

Occupational therapy in autism, psychological interventions , ABA , sensory integration for children with autism and speech therapy. Alternative Treatments include aquatic therapy, art therapy, music therapy, dance therapy, play therapy, yoga therapy, diet & nutrition and animal therapy .

New Age Treatments: Newer advances available are Chelation , Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy, Stem Cell Therapy and Vitamin B12 Therapy. 

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For people with disabilities, technology makes things possible. Assistive technologies are "any item, device, or piece of equipment that is used to increase, maintain, or improve the functional abilities of persons with disabilities".

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This section tries to educate people and modify their understanding about Autism/ASD with the help of audio podcast and videos.

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