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Mommy Blogger Christy K. – This is ‘Thriller’

For many of us, there is rarely a dull moment in motherhood. The currently popular “zombie craze” only adds to the madness for me. Like many children with autism, my son gets “stuck” on things that he likes.

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Mommy Blogger Christy K. – Autism ≠ ‘Rain Man’

One of the difficult things about Autism is that every child on the spectrum is so very different. I would like to think that the days are gone where people hear the word Autism and think of either Dustin Hoffman in “Rain Man” (a savant, which is relatively rare), or a nonverbal child standing in a corner banging his head against the wall. While both of these examples are quite real, they also represent the very extremes of the Autism spectrum, from very high to very low functioning. The larger percentage of children with Autism fall somewhere in between those two extremes, and my son is no exception.

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Mommy Blogger Christy K. – I Have a Child With Autism

Every new parent has an idealistic view of what their child will one day become: a doctor, a lawyer, a star athlete.  We picture our children growing up and having careers, getting married, and having children of their own. The day that I sat in the pediatric specialist’s office with my son (then 2 ½) and heard the word Autism, all of those goals and dreams for my child flooded my mind.

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Autistic 6-Year-Old Plays Piano Man Perfectly

A while back we showed you a blind 15 year old who listened to a dubsteb song for the the first time then managed to play it on the piano. Now, we have an autistic 6 year old boy named Ethan who nails Billy Joel’s “Piano Man”.

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Rock the Walk for Autism & Sam Houston Park In Amarillo April 21st

Lots of rockin' and walkin' will be happening in Sam Houston Park coming up on Saturday, April 21st.  It is the Amarillo Area Autism In Action Rock the Walk.

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Study Links Prenatal Antidepressants Intake With Autism

A study released by the Archives of General Psychiatry says children whose mothers took antidepressants during pregnancy are twice as likely to be autistic.

The study suggests that the class of antidepressants known as selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) may be risky early on in a pregnancy, CNN reported.

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