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Stigma of Autism Can Take Toll on Psyche

By Maureen Salamon, HealthDay ReporterTHURSDAY, Nov. 1, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Social stigma may play a large role in the depression, anxiety and other mental health woes experienced by many people with autism, a small new study...
Posted 11/29/2018
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What are you thankful for?

As the year comes to a close, many of us at MyAutismTeam are reflecting on the year and what we're thankful for. Parenting kids with autism isn't always easy, but taking a moment to share gratitude with the community can help boost spirits. To...
Posted 11/20/2018
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Many Young People With Autism Can Become Safe Drivers: Study

By Serena Gordon, HealthDay ReporterTUESDAY, June 19, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Letting any teen behind the wheel of a car is nerve-wracking for parents, but if your teen has autism, you may wonder if driving is even possible.Well, a new study...
Posted 10/30/2018

Depression Strikes Nearly 1 in 5 Young Adults With Autism: Study

By E.J. Mundell HealthDay ReporterFRIDAY, Aug. 31, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Depression affects almost 20 percent of young adults with autism, new research shows, a rate that's more than triple that seen in the general population.And young adults...
Posted 10/26/2018
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Replace Fear-Based Thinking with Love-Based Thinking

"Replace fear-based thinking with love-based thinking. Every time you're making a choice, ask yourself if it's going to cultivate the experience of unity and love or the experience of separation and stress." – Deepak ChopraWe all experience fear....
Posted 09/09/2018
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Acceptance: Realigning Expectations and Extending Grace to Ourselves

"But that's not the way it's supposed to be!" is a common thing we say when our expectations fall short. It happens to all of us. Some members of MyAutismTeam have found the practice of "allowing and letting be" in the midst of a trying to be a...
Posted 08/29/2018
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What fruits and vegetables are in season?

One way to eat a healthier diet and include more fruits and vegetables is to eat what’s seasonally available. There’s a farmer’s market close to the office, so this past week's purchases were a cantaloupe, some basil, a couple of peaches. Time for...
Posted 08/28/2018
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The Importance of Trusting Yourself

Maintaining a good peace of mind has a huge impact on everything you do. Caring for someone with autism also means trust is a very important factor. Trust that your instincts will guide you in making the best decisions about care but remember to...
Posted 08/16/2018
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Autism – The Path to Diagnosis

The path to a diagnosis of autism usually begins with a pattern of “red flags” such as missed milestones, developmental delays, communication difficulties, and unusual behaviors. Parents, teachers, or the child’s doctor may notice initial...
Posted 08/11/2018
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Behaviors and Other Symptoms of Autism

Symptoms of autism Since autism is a spectrum of neurological disorders and developmental problems, symptoms can vary widely between individuals. The severity of autism symptoms can range from mild impairment to extreme disability. Symptoms of ASD...
Posted 08/11/2018
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