It’s that time of year again, where some light it up blue and others advocate to create awareness. This year, we at WakeUp are celebrating our MOMS and the tireless, unending journey of being a mom to a child with special needs.
“This is a public revelation that doesn’t come as a surprise to some of us “insiders”. He and his beautiful wife Grace have been supportive of my journey for years, but kept their family life private for a multitude of reasons. He in fact discussed having a child with special needs on his press junket […]
Many parents of children on the autism spectrum are aware of their child’s sleeping difficulties. A new study shows that those sleep problems may actually be at the root of behavior issues that include attention problems, aggression, and irritability. Read more at The Autism Site
ALERT FOLKS: BEFORE YOU GET OUTRAGED OVER THIS POST, PLEASE NOTE THE HEADLINE IS WRITTEN WRONG!!! THE DISEASE HE’S REFERRING TO IN THE VIDEO CLIP IS HIS WIFE’S CANCER, NOT HIS GRANDSON’S AUTISM. Again, the media spin and verbiage is awful, and we strongly do not think Autism is a disease.
Parents of children with autism face a heavy financial challenge as they raise their kids. Rising costs of doctor visits, diagnostic testing, and specialized care take a considerable chunk from a family’s budget. However, the costs don’t end with medical expenses; they impact the entire family and can last a lifetime. The Autism Site
What if autism could be reversed with a pill? A growing body of research in mice and a handful of people is finding that autism is not a degenerative disease like Alzheimer’s, but a changeable condition, like, say, epilepsy that can potentially be controlled.
CDC estimates 1 in 88 children has been identified with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Track your child’s development and act early if you have a concern. More children than ever before are being diagnosed with autism spectrum disorders (ASDs). Like the many families living with ASDs, CDC considers ASDs an important public health concern.