What Is Autism?

Autism, also known as Autism Spectrum Disorder, is a medical condition that affects the brain’s development. Individuals diagnosed with autism often have issues communicating, and interacting with others in social settings. The cause of autism is not known but professionals do know that the chemical and biological make up within the body influences how the brain functions both on an…

Asperger’s Syndrome

Asperger’s syndrome also includes characteristics and spectrums much like autism and is classified as a autism spectrum disorder because it encompasses many of the same developmental disorders as other forms of autism but they become prevalent in intervals and may range in severity. Because those with Asperger’s tend to be higher functioning especially in the early years, they are often…

Dealing With Your Autistic Teenager Continued

During the teenage years, the human body undergoes many changes and for those who don’t have a developmental disability, this can be a scary and overwhelming time. Features change, facial hair grows and hormones are raging, and all of these aspects can stimulate erratic emotions. These emotional highs and lows will be more acute in an autistic teenager and because…

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