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The Challenge - Autism Awareness Week 2 - April 2017

“Peek-a-boo!” your face stretches into a silly grin as the baby’s face lights up.  You wiggle your index finger near your little nephew’s tiny hands when he grasps your finger with a strong grip.  Babies are just as social as adults. 

However, by 8 to 10 months, babies that develop autism may not respond to their name.  The development of babbling is slowed.  Symptoms become more pronounced during toddlerhood.  They might not desire to “help” Mommy or Daddy through mimicry, or they might respond to parents’ affection or anger in an unusual way.

Children with autism frequently have trouble controlling their emotions.  There are temper tantrums in inappropriate places.  They may also express disruptive or physically aggressive behavior.  The risk of outbursts increases in unfamiliar, overwhelming, or frustrating situations.  In turn, this may lead to self-injurious behavior like head-banging, hair-pulling, or self-biting.  Finally, children with ASD may express comorbidity through genetic or generalized health disorders. The former includes Fragile X syndrome, Angelman syndrome, tuberous sclerosis, and chromosome 15 duplication.  The latter includes Gastrointestinal (GI) disorders, seizure disorders, sleep disorders, and sensory processing disorders.

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"A Sweet, Serendipitous Saturday at Social Motion Skills"

Our dearest and newest friend Elaine Turner and her son, Harrison Turner, were able to spend a Saturday morning at Social Motion volunteering with our Teens Mentoring Teens Group. These are the sweet words she had to say in her blog. 

 

Dear Friends-

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A Generalized Guide for Autism Spectrum Disorders - Autism Awareness Week 1 - April 2017

 

Part 1 of 4 - Autism Awareness Month - April 2017

From Rain Man to Julia’s premier in Sesame Street, autism has slowly emerged into public consciousness.  Perhaps you know someone with Asperger’s Syndrome or are a parent with a child on the spectrum. Exposure is well and good, but I believe awareness must be bolstered with knowledge. 

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