signs of autism in toddlers
Signs of Autism in Toddlers

Recognizing the early signs and symptoms of autism is crucial for early intervention and support. While autism can manifest differently in each individual, there are some common behaviors that may indicate a child is on the autism spectrum.  These early

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subtle signs of autism
Subtle Signs of Autism

Recognizing the early signs of autism in children is essential for early intervention and support. While each child is unique, there are certain indicators that may suggest the presence of autism.  Infancy Indicators Children with autism often begin showing signs

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autism and fibromyalgia
Autism and Fibromyalgia: What’s the Link

Autistic individuals often experience a spectrum of other chronic health issues, which can occur alongside autism. Fibromyalgia is one such health issue that can have a significant impact on individuals with autism. The presence of chronic pain, heightened sensitivity, and

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autism spectrum disorder symptoms
Autism Spectrum Disorder Symptoms

Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a complex neurodevelopmental condition that affects individuals in various ways. The term “spectrum” is used because symptoms and characteristics of autism can range from mild to severe, and every individual with ASD is unique. It’s

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can nonverbal autism understand
Can People With Nonverbal Autism Understand?

Research suggests that approximately 1 in 4 children and teens with autism who are minimally verbal understand significantly more language than they are able to produce.  This finding emphasizes the importance of supporting language comprehension development in individuals with nonverbal

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will my autistic child ever talk
Will My Autistic Child Ever Talk?

Speech development can be a concern for some individuals with autism. While many children with autism may experience delays in speech and language skills, it’s important not to jump to conclusions about a speech or language delay.  After all, each

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why are some autistic non verbal
Why Are Some Autistic Non-Verbal?

Nonverbal autism refers to individuals who do not communicate using spoken language, including vocalizations or sounds with symbolic meaning.  But why exactly are there non-verbal autistic individuals? Let’s explore this topic in further detail. Characteristics of Nonverbal Autism Nonverbal autism

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how does speech therapy help autism
How Does Speech Therapy Help Autism?

Speech therapy plays a crucial role in supporting individuals with autism in improving their communication skills and enhancing their overall quality of life. It usually begins with an initial evaluation conducted by a trained speech therapist. This evaluation helps identify

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which therapy is best for autism
Which Therapy is Best for Autism?

There are various options available to help individuals with autism thrive and reach their full potential. These therapies aim to address specific challenges associated with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and support individuals in their development and daily functioning.  But which

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autism and sugar
Autism and Sugar: Understanding the Link

Many individuals affected by autism exhibit unique sensory responses to food. Some may avoid certain flavors, food textures, or colors, while others may have strong cravings for specific food types such as pasta or bread.  These sensory preferences or aversions

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autism and alcohol
Autism and Alcohol: What You Need to Know

Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) may be at a slightly higher risk for alcohol problems compared to their peers. This risk becomes even more significant when ASD is accompanied by a diagnosis of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).  Due to that,

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