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Do Your Children Suffer From Autism? Abuse Cases Becoming More Prevalent

According to the National Autistic Society (NAS), half of the adults living in the United Kingdom with autism say that someone they know has abused them. The nonprofit said that a survey of 1,300 people with autism showed that more than half had been abused by someone they considered a friend. The group said that this is causing many people with autism to stay at home, because they are afraid of being harassed. The Daily Mail reported that 37 percent of those surveyed also said that they had been manipulated into doing something they did not want to do, while 44 percent said they were afraid of facing abuse outside of the house. A quarter of those polled told the NAS that they have had possessions or money stolen. Two-thirds of those polled said that they require assistance to wash, dress and feed themselves. “We have heard deeply distressing stories…
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FDA Sends Out Warning About Unproven Autism Treatments

According to DisabilityScoop.com, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration is warning the public that many products claiming to treat or cure autism do not work and may present serious health risks. The agency sent out a notice at the end of April to consumers saying that it has warned several companies that they may face legal action if they do not stop selling products to people while using false or misleading information. The letter notice reportedly contained information about five therapies, which the FDA said might “carry significant health risks” and commonly rely on false claims: chelation, hyperbaric oxygen therapy, miracle mineral solution, detoxifying clay baths and CocoKefir probiotics products. The agency noted that while there are forms of legitimate therapy and interventions that can help with symptoms or behaviors when it comes to autism, the public should be aware of claims about cures or significant improvements in advertising. “Existing…
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Autistic Boy Learns How to Communicate, Serves as Inspiration

As part of National Autism Awareness Month in April, CNN ran some interesting feature stories on a number of people who are suffering from the disorder. One young man featured, Bobby Smith, 10, has a story that should serve as an inspiration to family members of those who suffer from autism. Smith was non-communicative for the overwhelming majority of his childhood. He was diagnosed with the moderate-to-severe end of the autism spectrum as a toddler. “[Bobby] cannot tell us if something hurts, why he is upset or happy, where he would like to go, what happened at school today, what he would like to do for his birthday, what he would like Santa to bring him for Christmas,” Cheri Smith, Bobby’s mother told CNN in 2012. At the time of the 2012 interview, Cheri was looking for help and answers, as Bobby’s behavior was getting worse and he was unable…
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