autism

Maryland Teens Charged with Abuse of an Autistic Boy
I will never in my life understand the cruelty of people.  However, even more so I will never understand how a child can become so sadistic.  Two teen girls, 17-year old Lauren Bush and an unnamed 15-year old girl,  have been charged with the abuse of a 16-year old autistic boy. …
Let’s Help Wish Colin a Happy Birthday – How You Can Help
A mother in Kalamazoo set out on a mission to let her son know that he is very loved after he told his mom that he didn't want a birthday party because he didn't have any friends.  This is one of those stories that hits very close to home with me, because Colin has sensory disorders and a form of As…
Jenny McCarthy Denies She Said Son Evan Was Never Autistic
To some, Jenny McCarthy is a tireless autism crusader, putting a face to the condition once her son Evan, now 11, was diagnosed as autistic at age 3. To health care professionals, she was considered a menace, thanks to her controversial viewpoint that immunizations and vaccinations caused her son to…
Mommy Blogger Christy K. – Special Dietary Needs
I am sure that every mother has moments where she questions the choices that she makes for her children.  Are they in the best school for their needs?  Does he have the right pediatrician?  Does he need to be involved in more (or fewer) activities?  Is he getting all of the nutri…
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 …
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…
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”.
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 pregnan…