Autism Spectrum Disorders INFO CENTER
Waiting to have children is not uncommon, but there might be some consequences for the children if parents wait too long.
A variety of physical, mental or developmental conditions in children may require additional care or services. Autism is one such condition.
The way in which diseases are diagnosed can change, as was recently the case with autism. And these new changes in diagnostic criteria could change how many children are diagnosed with autism.
Women who take antidepressants may wonder about taking them while pregnant. One concern has involved increasing their children's risk of certain conditions like autism.
Kids with autism can find it hard to understand what other people are feeling. And their communication challenges can make it hard for these children to interact with others.
Autism is a developmental condition that has been separately linked to both genetic and environmental factors. Recent research shows how it's possible that both factors can work together.
The earlier a developmental condition can be diagnosed, the sooner interventions can be provided. It would therefore be helpful to diagnose children with autism as early as possible.
Women may need to take various medications even while they are pregnant, trying to weigh the risks and benefits of the medications. When it comes to antidepressants, there's at least one thing they don't need to worry about.
Sufficient sleep is an important part of staying heathy for all individuals, especially for children. And just one simple house rule may help kids get enough sleep — remove the TV.
Children with autism may experience other conditions beyond the spectrum of symptoms linked to their developmental disorder. But could those other conditions relate to their autism?