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Autism

How To Help Children And Youth Affected By Autism

Autistic Tendencies; Autism Spectrum Disorders; Pervasive Developmental Disorders; Asperger’s Syndrome; Rett’s Disorder; Non-verbal Learning Disabilities; Non-Verbal Disorders

Having even mild autism can be extremely difficult on everyone–especially the child or youth. Without support, families can burn out and disintegrate, causing many more burdens on the child or youth dealing with autism. Without support, children & youth with autistic tendencies or a full diagnosis of autism, suffer isolation and deepening confusion, which can make the symptoms even more severe. Some unaware children and youth and adults treat children & youth dealing with autism as weird, crazy, and sources of fear. This further affects the child or youth’s self-esteem, emotional control, social connection and communication skills. Autism may be due to a combination of: genetic factors; exposure to environmental pollutants; nutritional imbalances; viral or bacterial infection. The causal links between vaccinations, food and air containing mercury and autism remains controversial. One thing that is known is that the number of children & youth with autism and with associated challenges is increasing globally as is environmental pollution.

First, We Would Investigate

Second, We Would Investigate

For Long Term Support
We Would Investigate

  • Support For Parents
  • Attitudinal Healing
  • Psychiatry
  • Nutrition Education
  • Precision Teaching
  • Environmentally Healthy Homes
  • Drumming
  • Expressive Arts
  • Light Therapy
  • Massage
  • Yoga
  • Nonviolent Communication
  • Flower Essences
  • Ayurveda
  • Traditional Chinese Medicine
  • Herbology
  • Homeopathy
  • Feldenkrais
  • Aikido
  • Nutrition Consulting
  • Massage
  • Attitudinal Healing
  • Support For Parents
  • Aikido
  • Yoga
  • Nonviolent Communication
  • Flower Essences

On Our Own We Would Try: • Replace sodas, juices, sugars, fats, fast foods with water, veggies, whole grains, nuts, protein, fruit, slow food • Long Walks/Hikes • Pets • Bedtime Stories and Chats • Wholesome Pleasures • Back Rubs and Foot Massages • Nature

For Parents: • Make sure to get a medical assessment. • Organize involvment with healing practices as early as you can. • Have compassion for your child or youth and yourself. • Having a child or youth with autism to any degree is extremely difficult and energy consuming. You must get real support for yourself and other family members from people and groups. • Avoid isolation. • Hang out with people who make you feel good about yourself and who can help you relax. • Be your own expert for your child or youth.

•Remember, each child or youth is different. Keep looking for educational and behavior practices that help. • You have to be careful. • You may have to move to an environmentally safer neighborhood. • Providing as much organic food as possible may help.

•Get help in connecting with the child or youth’s soul. Learn to connect with the genius within the child or youth that is hidden by all the symptoms called autism, etc. Figure out ways to communicate under or around or through the disconnections. Watch for the ways the child or youth is trying to communicate. • Be patient and kind with the child or youth and yourself.

Check out: Samahria Lyte Kaufman and Barry Neil Kaufman’s website; www.autismtreatmentcenter.org: www.MedLinePlus.gov; and www.KidsHealth.org.

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