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To Grandmother’s House We Go: Traveling for the Holidays with Special Needs

Almost one third of Americans will travel for the holidays, many of them to visit family. These trips can seem a little daunting for special needs families, but it can be done. Here are some tips to help make your holiday travels easier. General Tips There are some basic steps that can always help whether
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UBE3A & Mutation: How This One Gene Mutation Can Lead to Autism

There are over one thousand different gene mutations that can lead to autism, and for a long time all researchers could do was catalog the mutations without knowing how they caused autism. Recently, a team of researchers at the University of North Carolina (UNC) School of Medicine in Chapel Hill discovered how a particular mutation
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Recent Debate on Autism Screening: You Decide

Last month the U.S. Preventative Services Task Force (USPSTF) worked on putting together an official recommendation on screening for autism spectrum disorders (ASD) in young children. When they published their initial draft recommendation statement, it immediately sparked a debate among physicians, pediatricians, and specialists. Universal Screening vs. Symptomatic Screening The big debate is not whether
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How to Detect a Special Needs Diagnosis Early

Many cognitive or physical developmental disorders begin showing signs and symptoms very early in a child’s life, even as young as 6 months old. In fact, many pediatricians urge screening between the ages of 18 months and 30 months.
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New Innovative Products to Keep Children Safe from Wandering

49% of children with Autism Spectrum Disorders are prone to wandering. Fortunately, people are becoming more and more aware of wandering, and it’s become easier than ever to find products that are specially made to help prevent wandering or keep children safe. Here are some of the most innovative products out there: High-Tech Technology and
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Autism and Wandering Behavior: Tips for Going Back to School

According to the CDC, 1 in 68 children has an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), and studies have shown that 49% of ASD children are prone to wandering. This means that approximately 1 out of every 140 students at a school could show wandering behavior. As a result, more and more schools have trained their staff
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Do you have tips or experience to share?

Do you have tips or experience to share?

If you have valuable tips or experience to share with our community of families with special needs, we would love to feature you on our blog! Please email info@abramsnation.com for more information about guest blogging.