Posts Tagged ‘autism spectrum disorders’

Preventing deaths from wandering, accidental drowning of children with autism spectrum disorders

May 19, 2010

Wandering-related factors such as drowning and external exposure are leading causes of death of children and adults with autism, according to studies and reports.

Jim Moody of the National Autism Association called for more awareness and prevention of wandering at last month’s Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee meeting in Washington, D.C.

Wandering is most closely associated with Alzheimer’s disease but it is also a major problem in people with autism, who often have compromised communication abilities, impulsive behaviors, and a lack of a sense of danger.

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Top 10 mistakes, lessons learned from therapy programs for children with autism spectrum disorders

May 13, 2010

Parents of children with autism, along with the children and adults who have autism themselves, are the real heroes when it comes to improving the lives of people on the autism spectrum. Home therapists, teachers and other professionals also contribute greatly to the quality of life of people with autism.

It is a monumental undertaking to raise children with autism and to make decisions regarding their care and education. Recognizing that fact, below are ten common mistakes made, or lessons learned, in the management of home therapeutic programs for children with autism.

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