AUTISM CONNECT DIRECTORY

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What every parent of a child with Autism wants is for their child to be able to lead an independent life, have a basic education, to be able to integrate into society and get relief from their symptoms. Yet, despite going from pillar to post, from various doctors to therapists, from searching all the internet and other information sources, they are still not able to find the most appropriate solution to their children’s problems. Autism Connect was created to bridge the gap between parents and professionals and between information and action. Whereas, some parents are content with following thestandard medical and rehabilitation options, there are other parents who believe in being proactive and searching out newer and alternative treatment options that they believe could benefit their child.

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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.

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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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How Music Therapy is The Elixir For Autism in Children

Autism or Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) as

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Benefits of Yoga Therapy For Children With Autism

Children with autism face difficulty with

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Know How To Solve Sleep Disorders in Children With Autism

Sleep problems in kids with Autism are quite

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What To Do When A Child Throws A Tantrum in Public

Ms. Ridhima Sharma, M.A. Psychology, ABA

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There is Hope

           

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