Autistic Children

Life On The Spectrum

Jane Taylor | Posted 11.07.2017 | UK Parents
Jane Taylor

everybody banner My friend Elaine is one of the best mums I know. I don't just say this because she's my friend, I say this because it's true. Her life as a mother has brought her satisfaction and joy beyond compare, but for her, every day can be a struggle to reach the peak of that satisfaction.

Autism: Don't Force Me Into Your World Before You've Experienced Mine

Jodie Eaton | Posted 24.03.2017 | UK Parents
Jodie Eaton

Early intervention doesn't have to mean thousands of pounds forked out by the NHS or the LA for access to specialist treatment. It doesn't necessarily mean that the child has to have XYZ therapy to be able to access life, as we know it. Although that would be fabulous wouldn't it!

The Guessing Game When Your Child Is Non-Verbal

Laura Rutherford | Posted 09.08.2017 | UK Parents
Laura Rutherford

But it's also oh so bittersweet, like so many things, because I think of how easy she has it compared to our five year old son, Brody, who struggles to tell us what he wants constantly because of a learning disability and autism.

A Christmas Story - One Of Hope

Tina Medlock | Posted 28.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Tina Medlock

I looked at him with great pride that he had the ability to sing after so many years of him not being able to communicate in any way and I saw happiness but he was oblivious to what was going on and what any of it meant. I reflected on that sound piece of advice I had previously been furnished with.

What's In A Word?

Laura Rutherford | Posted 11.10.2017 | UK Parents
Laura Rutherford

Words can be powerful. They can bring joy. One word can change someone's day - life even. But in the same speed in which they can bring happiness, the...

What My Son's Dyspraxia Taught Me About His Autism

Matt Davis | Posted 18.09.2016 | UK Parents
Matt Davis

The impacts on everyday tasks are huge. Picking up cutlery on a laid, full table and eating a meal is terrifically tortuous for him such are the fine spatial and visual skills needed. He sees everything, all seemingly separate unconnected objects; this photographic memory is a handicap as well as something incredible.

It's Official, My Daughter Has Autism

Reneé Davis | Posted 08.07.2016 | UK Parents
Reneé Davis

Nowadays she rarely sleeps through, and she is six next week. On top of all this she never outgrew the toddler meltdowns, and her violent outbursts have been steadily getting worse.

My Thoughts on Katie Hopkins 'Mocking' Tweets

Kevin Healey | Posted 20.05.2016 | UK
Kevin Healey

I can't stamp out all the negative comments that people say on twitter or social media about disabilities, but maybe I can educate others on its dehumanising effect, and in doing so help parents understand that there is a world of support out there. Imagine Katie spending a day or a week with me, seeing what my world looks like. That would be a show on Autism worth watching.

How to Help Autistic Kids With English

Melanie Kendry | Posted 19.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Melanie Kendry

As a private tutor, I often work with autistic spectrum children in English. Many of them 'don't get' English. They might struggle to understand what they're supposed to do for homework and can become so frustrated they give up. Though they may not be dyslexic, they might not read...

Asperger's Syndrome To Be Reclassified

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 02.12.2012 | UK

Aspergers Syndrome is to be reclassified in the next edition of one of the world's most influential psychiatric reference manuals. The Diagnostic a...

Could These Antioxidants Help Treat Autism?

The Huffington Post UK | Kyrsty Hazell | Posted 01.06.2012 | UK Lifestyle

An antioxidant supplement called N-Acetylcysteine (NAC) may help to reduce the impact of autism symptoms, suggests a new study. Researchers from S...

Could The ‘Love Hormone’ Improve Classic Autism Symptoms?

The Huffington Post UK | Kyrsty Hazell | Posted 21.05.2012 | UK Lifestyle

Scientists claim a naturally occurring substance produced in the brain (dubbed the ‘love hormone’) improves the brain function in autistic childre...

Can Autistic Children ‘Outgrow’ Symptoms?

The Huffington Post UK | Kyrsty Hazell | Posted 04.04.2012 | UK Lifestyle

A recent medical report has claimed that 10% of autistic children ‘outgrow’ the disorder’s symptoms by the time they are eight. According to...

Autistic Boy Died Waiting For Ambulance

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 01.03.2012 | UK

A Liverpol couple are demanding to know the truth after their autistic son died choked to death on a sweet while an ambulance failed to find his house...

A Gluten-Free Diet ‘Helps Autistic Children’

The Huffington Post UK | Kyrsty Hazell | Posted 01.03.2012 | UK Lifestyle

A gluten and casein-free diet may lead to improvements in behaviour and physiological symptoms in children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), recent...

Can A Child 'Grow Out Of' Autism?

The Huffington Post UK | Georgia James | Posted 01.02.2012 | UK Lifestyle

Many children diagnosed with autism at a young age no longer display symptoms when they are older, new research has found. The study found one thir...

Gut Bacteria Is Different In Autistic Children

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 11.01.2012 | UK Lifestyle

Scientists have found that the bacteria in the gut of autistic children is different from that of non-autistic children. Researchers from the Mail...