The Power of Song Sends Strength to Us All —– How One Family’s Harmony is Teaching Social Sensitivity to the Youngest Kids One Word at a Time

Get to Know the Fialco Family and Learn Why They Came Together to Produce the Starabella Narrated Musical Picture Books of Acceptance

By Lorey Friedman

This is a story of hope, endurance and determination. A non- fictional tale of a family sustained by love, working together, united in harmony, ……

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Happy World Autism Awareness Day!

Today, April 2nd, marks the 6th annual World Autism Awareness Day, and the official start of Autism Awareness Month. Here is a little back history on WAAD:
On December 18, 2007, the United Nations General Assembly adopted resolution 62/139, tabled by the State of Qatar, which declares April 2…

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Could Child Abuse Be Causing Autism?

Written by, Courtney Kidd, LMSW, SJS Staff Writer
 
Childhood abuse as a predictive variable in who will have an autistic child. A study put on by JAMA Psychiatry studied 50,000 women, looking at medical records, answered questions relating to childhood abuse(physical, sexual or emotional)…

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Crisis Centers for Autistic Kids Needed

I came across an article in The Star that focuses on youth with autism. Imagine having a child with autism who as a toddler had tantrums, but as a 13-year-old boy-these tantrums have accelerated into what one Canadian family describes as an ‘explosion.’
Laura Kirby-McIntosh describes…

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Is there a Genetic Link Between Five Major Psychiatric Conditions?

A recent study suggests that Autism, Major Depressive Disorder, Bipolar Disorder, Attention Deficit-Hyperactive Disorder, and Schizophrenia share several major genetic factors.
“The international study compared the genetic codes of 33,000 people with a psychiatric disorder with 28,000…

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