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Dog Ownership Benefits Families of Children with Autism

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Photo: Little girl pets a little dog [16/04/2014] A University of Missouri researcher has studied dog ownership decisions in families of children with autism and found, regardless of whether they owned dogs, the parents reported the benefits of dog ownership included companionship, stress relief and opportunities for their children to learn responsibility.Dog Ownership Benefits Families of Children with Autism - Read more

December 2013: Family

When two people become parents they take over responsibility for a new life. Indeed, this means a lot of joy, but it is not always easy. What kind of support especially parents with disabilities can get and how everyday life of a single mother with Multiple Sclerosis looks like, you will get to know in our Topic of the Month December: Family.December 2013: Family - Read more

A very Ordinary Family

Single parent, three children, Multiple Sclerosis – the everyday life of Manuela Wirth has one or two challenges prepared for her. But the mother of three does not let the stress and especially the disease push her aside. Her secret recipe: humor.A very Ordinary Family - Read more

Parent Assistance: "A Human Right for Parenthood"

Becoming a parent is easy, but being one is not. Their parental role often challenges people with impairment additionally. Children have many needs after all that want to be pleased. What many parents with impairment do not know: They have a right for parent assistance. Parent Assistance: "A Human Right for Parenthood" - Read more

Screen-Based Media May Contribute to Sleep Problems in Boys with Autism

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Photo: Boy with laptop in bed [25/11/2013] Having bedroom access to television, computers or video games is linked to less sleep in boys with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), a team of University of Missouri (MU) researchers found.Screen-Based Media May Contribute to Sleep Problems in Boys with Autism - Read more

Earliest Marker for Autism Found in Young Infants

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Photo: Mother and baby looking at each other [11/11/2013] Eye contact during early infancy may be a key to early identification of autism, according to a study funded by the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), part of the National Institutes of Health. The study reveals the earliest sign of developing autism ever observed – a steady decline in attention to others' eyes within the first two to six months of life.Earliest Marker for Autism Found in Young Infants - Read more

What Stresses Parents with a Chronically Ill Child

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Photo: Mother with her child [20/09/2013] The extra demands on parents of chronically ill children cause stress that affects the whole family, according to a systematic review conducted by Case Western Reserve University researchers that also explored what factors in the child's care most contribute to the added strain.What Stresses Parents with a Chronically Ill Child - Read more

Disabled Children Treated more Harshly in Developing World

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[31/07/2013] Children with disabilities receive harsher punishment across the developing world, according to a new study based on interviews with nearly 46,000 caregivers in 17 low- to middle-income countries.Disabled Children Treated more Harshly in Developing World - Read more

Children With Delayed Motor Skills Struggle More Socially

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Junge auf Fahrrad [03/07/2013] Studies have shown that children with autism often struggle socially and now new research suggests that a corresponding lack of motor skills – including catching and throwing – may further contribute to that social awkwardness.Children With Delayed Motor Skills Struggle More Socially - Read more

Researchers Successfully Treat Autism in Infants

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Mother and Baby playing [01/07/2013] For infants with autism spectrum disorders (ASD), however, the game can be distressing rather than pleasant, and they'll do their best to tune out all aspects of it – and that includes the people playing with them.Researchers Successfully Treat Autism in Infants - Read more

Ecuador for All: German Women Power Makes it Possible

Over 13 percent of Ecuadors population are officially registered with a disability. But the estimated number of unreported cases is much higher. Especially the bad healthcare system and a lack of information are to blame for this. But two German women are undeterred by the conditions and commit themselves to hippotherapy and accessible vacation offers in the land at the equator.Ecuador for All: German Women Power Makes it Possible - Read more

Enrichment Therapy Effective among Children with Autism

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[03/06/2013] Children with autism showed significant improvement after six months of simple sensory exercises at home using everyday items such as scents, spoons and sponges, according to UC Irvine neurobiologists.Enrichment Therapy Effective among Children with Autism - Read more

How Autism Changed a Family

All at once the diagnosis Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) changes the life of a whole family. Nothing is the way it used to be or how the parents dreamed of. But soon they realize: There are also many beautiful sides of the new life. A mother narrates.How Autism Changed a Family - Read more

Closer Relationships Help Teens Overcome Learning Disabilities

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Photo: Mother learning with her daughter [20/03/2013] In addition to struggling in school, many learning disabled children are known to face social and emotional challenges including depression, anxiety, and isolation. Often beginning early in childhood, they become more pronounced during adolescence, an emotionally turbulent time.Closer Relationships Help Teens Overcome Learning Disabilities - Read more

Improving Language Development in Kids with Hearing Loss

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[11/03/2013] University of Miami psychologist and her collaborators demonstrate the impact sensitive parenting has on language growth for children who receive cochlear implantsImproving Language Development in Kids with Hearing Loss - Read more

Autism Severity May Stem from Fear

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[04/01/2013] Most people know when to be afraid and when it's ok to calm down. But new research on autism shows that children with the diagnosis struggle to let go of old, outdated fears. Autism Severity May Stem from Fear - Read more

Link Found Between Child Prodigies and Autism

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[19/11/2012] A new study of eight child prodigies suggests a possible link between these children's special skills and autism.Link Found Between Child Prodigies and Autism - Read more

Early Treatment Sparks Striking Brain Changes in Autism

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Photo: Lonely child sitting on the ground; linked to [16/11/2012] When given early treatment, children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) made significant improvements in behavior, communication, and most strikingly, brain function, Yale School of Medicine researchers report in a new study. Early Treatment Sparks Striking Brain Changes in Autism - Read more

Early Autism Intervention Improves Brain Responses to Social Cues

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Photo: Child watching photo; linked to [09/11/2012] An autism intervention program that emphasizes social interactions improves cognitive skills and brain responses to faces, considered a building block for social skills.Early Autism Intervention Improves Brain Responses to Social Cues - Read more

Dramatically Effective Against Strokes

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[24/09/2012] Every two minutes someone in Germany suffers a stroke, yet there are hardly any effective treatments. Scientists from the University of Würzburg are now pursuing a new approach: inhibiting a blood protein seems to mitigate the negative consequences of strokes quite dramatically.Dramatically Effective Against Strokes - Read more

Tablet App Revolutionizing Therapy for Autistic Children

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[17/09/2012] Australian researchers have harnessed tablet technology to develop an app that is set to revolutionize the way parents around the world provide in-home therapy for their autistic children.Tablet App Revolutionizing Therapy for Autistic Children - Read more

Children with Autism Bullied Three Times More

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[15/08/2012] The Interactive Autism Network (IAN) of the Kennedy Krieger Institute reports preliminary results of the first national survey to examine the impact of bullying on children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD).Children with Autism Bullied Three Times More - Read more

Questionnaire Completed by Parents May Help Identify 1-Year-Olds at Risk for Autism

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[16/07/2012] A new study by University of North Carolina School of Medicine researchers found that 31 per cent of children identified as at risk for autism spectrum disorders (ASD) at 12 months received a confirmed diagnosis of ASD by age 3 years.Questionnaire Completed by Parents May Help Identify 1-Year-Olds at Risk for Autism - Read more

ASD: Medication Plus Parent Training Effective in Treating Children

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[05/03/2012] Children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) who also have serious behavioural problems responded better to medication combined with training for their parents than to treatment with medication alone, according to Yale researchers and their colleagues.ASD: Medication Plus Parent Training Effective in Treating Children - Read more

Mother of a Multiple Handicapped Son: "One Should Not Hide at Home"

No matter whether it is basketball or musicals – the son of Ulrike Putze gets enthusiastic about big events of every kind. So she tries to allow him visiting such events over and over again. Nothing unusual? Maybe at least a little bit: Tim is bound to a wheelchair on account of a multiple disability.Mother of a Multiple Handicapped Son: "One Should Not Hide at Home" - Read more

Disabled Children Do Matter

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[09/12/2011] Many disabled children fail to reach their full potential because they continue to be marginalised in schools, health and social care, according to new research funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC).Disabled Children Do Matter - Read more

Pregnancy and Birth Environment May Affect Development of Autism in Twins

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[06/07/2011] The California Autism Twins Study suggests environmental influences, which could include parental age, low birth weight, multiple births, and maternal infections during pregnancy may greatly increase risk for autism spectrum disorder (ASD).Pregnancy and Birth Environment May Affect Development of Autism in Twins - Read more

Effects of Asperger's Syndrome Noticeable in Babies

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[04/07/2011] People with Asperger syndrome have problems with social interaction and attentiveness, and are also sensitive to noise and light. Several of these characteristics were evident to parents during their child's first two years, reveals a thesis.Effects of Asperger's Syndrome Noticeable in Babies - Read more

Autism: The 1-Year Well-Baby Check-Up Approach

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[18/05/2011] A novel strategy developed by autism researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine shows promise as a simple way for physicians to detect cases of Autism Syndrome Disorder, language or developmental delays in babies at an early age. Autism: The 1-Year Well-Baby Check-Up Approach - Read more

Study: Why Do Autistic Children Wander and Bolt from Safe Places

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[29/04/2011] The Interactive Autism Network launched the first major survey to study the experience of wandering and elopement, or escaping, among individuals with autism spectrum disorders.Study: Why Do Autistic Children Wander and Bolt from Safe Places - Read more

Toddlers: Interest in Toys Predicts Effectiveness of Autism Treatment

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[30/03/2011] Toddlers who played with a limited number of toys showed more improvement in their communication skills following parent-guided treatment than those receiving other community-based treatments.Toddlers: Interest in Toys Predicts Effectiveness of Autism Treatment - Read more

Twins Help Link Relationship among ADHD, Reading, Math

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[17/12/2010] A new study used identical and fraternal twins to look at the genetic and environmental influences underlying ADHD behaviors, reading, and math skills in children in an attempt to better understand the relationship among them.Twins Help Link Relationship among ADHD, Reading, Math - Read more

Breastfeeding: Seizure Drugs May not Harm Child's IQ

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[06/12/2010] There's good news for women with epilepsy. Breastfeeding your baby while taking your seizure medication may have no harmful effect on your child's IQ later on, according to a study published in the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. Breastfeeding: Seizure Drugs May not Harm Child's IQ - Read more

Poor School Performance in Teens of Epileptic Moms

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[05/11/2010] A large population-based study revealed that multiple antiepileptic drugs used by pregnant women to control seizures may cause poor school performance in their teenagers. Poor School Performance in Teens of Epileptic Moms - Read more

Women with Diabetes Have more C-Sections and Fetal Complications

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[08/10/2010] Nearly half of women with diabetes prior to pregnancy have a potentially-avoidable C-section and their babies are twice as likely to die as those born to women without diabetes, according to a study.Women with Diabetes Have more C-Sections and Fetal Complications - Read more

Type 2 Diabetes More Likely Among Moms Who Don't Breastfeed

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[08/09/2010] Mothers who did not breastfeed their children have significantly higher rates of type 2 diabetes later in life than moms who breastfed, report University of Pittsburgh researchers.Type 2 Diabetes More Likely Among Moms Who Don't Breastfeed - Read more

Autism: Heavy Toll Beyond Childhood on Marriages

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[06/09/2010] Parents of grown children with autism are more likely to divorce than couples with typically developing children, according to a large longitudinal study of families of adolescents and adults with autism.Autism: Heavy Toll Beyond Childhood on Marriages - Read more

Children with Special Needs Are at Increased Risk for Oral Disease

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[23/08/2010] For a child with special health care needs, special diets, frequent use of medicine and lack of proper oral hygiene can make it challenging to maintain good oral health.Children with Special Needs Are at Increased Risk for Oral Disease - Read more

Elder Care Puts Strain on Adult Parent-Child Relationship

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[11/08/2010] Relationships between elder and younger members of a family can be strained and positive and negative in nature, even when affection is shared. A new finds that long-term caretaking duties puts further strain on adult parent-child relationships.Elder Care Puts Strain on Adult Parent-Child Relationship - Read more

Mothers of Autistic Children Often Risk their Careers

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[28/07/2010] Mothers of children with autism see their careers disproportionally affected as they confront greater demands on their time, inflexible workplaces and increased medical costs, according to a new study. Mothers of Autistic Children Often Risk their Careers - Read more

Gestational Diabetes: A Bittersweet Warning for Women

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[23/07/2010] A common test to diagnose gestational diabetes – a temporary condition which can harm both mother and child if left untreated – also has predictive power for Type II adult-onset diabetes, a new study finds.Gestational Diabetes: A Bittersweet Warning for Women - Read more

Link between Advanced Maternal Age and Autism

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[17/02/2010] Advanced maternal age is linked to a significantly elevated risk of having a child with autism, regardless of the father's age, according to an exhaustive study of all births in California during the 1990s.Link between Advanced Maternal Age and Autism - Read more

Self-Directed Learning Effective For Parents with Autistic Children

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[08/02/2010] Through the use of instructional DVDs, parents of children with autism can learn how to teach their child to communicate and improve their behavior, according to research.Self-Directed Learning Effective For Parents with Autistic Children - Read more

Parent Training Can Improve Behavior Problems in Children with Autism

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[07/12/2009] The serious behavior problems that can occur in children with autism and related conditions can be reduced with a treatment plan that includes medication combined with a structured training program for parents. Parent Training Can Improve Behavior Problems in Children with Autism - Read more

Summer Childcare: Problems for Parents of Disabled Children

[09/09/2009] Nearly 70 percent of parents of disabled children are not satisfied with available summer childcare.Summer Childcare: Problems for Parents of Disabled Children - Read more

Kids

In this category you will find organisations who help disabled children and their siblings.Kids - Read more

'Chilling' Hardship Rates among Families with Disabled Children

[22/08/2008] Families with disabled children are struggling to keep food on the table and to pay for needed health and dental care. These challenges are now falling on middle-income households, too.'Chilling' Hardship Rates among Families with Disabled Children - Read more

Website to Connect Parents of Visually Impaired Children

[30/04/2008] To help families with visually impaired children connect with each other the online community "FamilyConnect" was launched.Website to Connect Parents of Visually Impaired Children - Read more

Preschool Kids: Better on Tasks when Talking to Themselves

[02/04/2008] Parents should not worry when their pre-schoolers talk to themselves. Recent study showed that 5-year-olds do better on motor tasks when they talk to themselves out loud than when they are silent.Preschool Kids: Better on Tasks when Talking to Themselves - Read more

New Book Packs for Deaf Children

[05/03/2008] Bookstart is launching a new addition called ‘Bookshine’. It is to help parents of deaf babies and children discover books together. New Book Packs for Deaf Children - Read more

Aging Improves Parent-Child Relationships

[03/12/2007] The majority of relationships between parents and their adult children improve as parents transition to old age, a Purdue University researcher has found. Aging Improves Parent-Child Relationships - Read more

Mencap’s Families’ Charter

[09/05/2007] The Mencap families’ charter was officially launched at the House of Commons. This unique charter lays out the way in which Mencap wants to work with the families of the people that it supports. Mencap’s Families’ Charter - Read more

Statement on "Ashley's Treatment"

[29/01/2007] Stephen Bennett, President & CEO of United Cerebral Palsy, and Sue Swenson, Executive Director of The Arc of the United States, issued the following joint statement regarding "Ashley's Treatment." Statement on "Ashley's Treatment" - Read more

Advice for and by Young Carers

[11/08/2006] Young carers who live in the London Borough of Hounslow get a new advice and information handbook. Advice for and by Young Carers - Read more

A big Walk for Deaf Children's Charity

[02/08/2006] The first ever sponsored walk around the Queen's Jubilee Walkway in London for the National Deaf Children's Society (NDCS) is taking place on 3 September 2006. The event will celebrate the work the NDCS does supporting deaf children and young people, their families, and professionals working with them.A big Walk for Deaf Children's Charity - Read more

"Lack of Choice" Biggest Barrier for Disabled Children

[23/06/2006] An endemic lack of choice for parents of disabled children is hindering equality, finds new exploratory research from disability organisation. "Lack of Choice" Biggest Barrier for Disabled Children - Read more

Honorary Fellowship Award to Deaf Children's Society

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[13/07/2005] Chief Executive, Susan Daniels of The National Deaf Children's Society, received an Honorary Fellowship Award from The University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) in recognition for her work over the years with deaf children and their families.Honorary Fellowship Award to Deaf Children's Society - Read more

Disabled Parents: Extra Services Could Improve Family's Health

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[10/06/2005] Research from Tufts University illustrates the significant role parental disability plays in overall family health as indicated by immunization rates for young children. Disabled Parents: Extra Services Could Improve Family's Health - Read more

Time to Care: Parents' Week- October 25-31

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[25/10/2004] Parents' Week is organised by the National Family and Parenting Institute and is in its fifth year. This year the theme for Parents' Week is how families spend time together, the pressures that families are under, as well as looking at ways to tackle those pressures.Time to Care: Parents' Week- October 25-31 - Read more

Louisa Spivack Spearheads Breaking Point Campaign

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[01/04/2004] Louisa Spivack, the mother of two severely autistic sons, is spearheading Mencap’s 'Breaking Point' consultation campaign. The campaign aims to help solve the plight of families caring for severely disabled children, at breaking point through lack of breaks. Louisa Spivack Spearheads Breaking Point Campaign - Read more

NCDS Aims to Meet Demand from Asian Community

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[04/12/2003] The National Deaf Children’s Society (NDCS), the only charity in the UK working solely with deaf children, aims to meet an ‘overwhelming demand’ for support from Asian parents.NCDS Aims to Meet Demand from Asian Community - Read more

 
 
 
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