Autistic Children Five Times More Likely To Be Bullied

Article at a Glance Around 46% of children with autism reported being bullied within the previous year. Some of the characteristics of autism can make these children easy targets. By increasing understanding and empathy in our children we can help protect those with special needs. Anti-bullying programs have been credited with a recent decrease in … Continue reading “Autistic Children Five Times More Likely To Be Bullied”

Another Nail in the Coffin of the Thimerosal-Autism Hypothesis

Article at a Glance • A federal court rules that thimerosal, an additive once used in vaccines, does not cause autism. • Recent ruling joins mounting scientific evidence that there is no link between thimerosal and autism. • The ruling offers additional reassurance to parents concerned about vaccinating their children. As a parent it is … Continue reading “Another Nail in the Coffin of the Thimerosal-Autism Hypothesis”

Lack of Evidence That Special Diets Help Autistic Children
Lack of Evidence That Special Diets Help Autistic Children

It is not uncommon for parents of autistic children to place their children on special diets to help manage behavioral problems. However, a new report published in the journal “Pediatrics” says that there is no evidence to support the idea that restrictive diets are helpful. At issue is whether or not children with autism suffer … Continue reading “Lack of Evidence That Special Diets Help Autistic Children”

Federal Court Finds That Vaccines Did Not Cause Autism

Vaccinations are useful preventative measures against deadly childhood illnesses. However, some groups have claimed that vaccinations cause autism. Parents may feel caught between doctors’ recommendations to vaccinate and these claims. In February of this year, a special federal court sided with the doctors. The court heard three suits for compensation filed by parents who claimed … Continue reading “Federal Court Finds That Vaccines Did Not Cause Autism”

Autism is Not Linked to the MMR Vaccine

A recent study disproves any link between autism and the MMR vaccine. The MMR vaccine is used to protect against measles, mumps, and rubella. It was first introduced in 1963 and has reduced the rate of infection for measles from up to four million people newly infected each year to only 55 cases reported during … Continue reading “Autism is Not Linked to the MMR Vaccine”

Autism and Immunizations

The Federal Vaccine Injury Compensation Program recently gave compensation to a child with mitochondrial disease. This led to people questioning whether vaccines or other environmental factors would bring on or worsen autism-like symptoms in children. The media has not accurately represented this case. It was a unique and isolated event which does not change the … Continue reading “Autism and Immunizations”

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