Dealing With Special Needs Over The Holidays

For most families, Christmas is a time of celebration and fun. The odd bah-humbug moment aside, most of us would probably admit to enjoying the sheer indulgence of it all. If, however, a member of your family has autism and/or a learning disability, it may be a different story. Netbuddy has collected the following tips and advice for surviving the festive season from families …

Parenting Tips for Autism

If you’ve recently learned that your child has or might have autism spectrum disorder, you’re probably wondering and worrying about what comes next. No parent is ever prepared to hear that a child is anything other than happy and healthy, and an ASD diagnosis can be particularly frightening. You may be unsure about how to best help your child, or …

Autism Symptoms

Autism is a neurodevelopmental disorder characterized by: social impairments cognitive impairments communication difficulties repetitive behaviors Because Autism is a spectrum disorder, it can range from very mild to very severe and occur in all ethnic, socioeconomic and age groups. Males are four times more likely to have autism than females. Some children with autism appear normal before age 1 or …

Autism Facts

What is Autism? Autism is a bio-neurological developmental disability that generally appears before the age of 3 Autism impacts the normal development of the brain in the areas of social interaction, communication skills, and cognitive function. Individuals with autism typically have difficulties in verbal and non-verbal communication, social interactions, and leisure or play activities Individuals with autism often suffer from …

Autism Safety Facts

Roughly half, or 48%, of children with an ASD attempt to elope from a safe environment, a rate nearly four times higher than their unaffected siblings In 2009, 2010, and 2011, accidental drowning accounted for 91% total U.S. deaths reported in children with an ASD ages 14 and younger subsequent to wandering/elopement. More than one third of ASD children who …