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Autism spectrum disorder: Think beyond the social stigma

This wait-and-see approach delays the professional attention, diagnosis and early intervention that a child with ASD needs.

How can you tell if your child is mentally healthy?

Half of all mental illnesses begin by the age of 14. If left untreated, these conditions severely influence children’s development, their educational attainments and their potential to live fulfilling and productive lives. So what are the challenges for seeking help early?


Why do some autistic children find it difficult to recognise faces?

When Express Parenting got in touch with child psychologist Dr Dharendra Kumar, to understand what this particular behaviour meant, he said, "It is not the same for all autistic children. There may be multiple perspectives on why some autistic children find it difficult to recognise faces. "

'You have to be really patient', says father Jon Roberts on raising his autistic daughter

It wasn't until we started taking her to Day Care and the local playground that we suddenly noticed the difference between her and other children of the same age.

What is autism and how can you recognise the signs?

Recognise what environment the child feels comfortable in and allow their room to be the way they would like it. It’s best not to make changes to lighting, furniture, toys, etc.

Diabetes in expectant women may up autism risk in children

A new study states that children born to diabetic mothers have an increased risk of developing autism. The inflammation, nutrients and hormones related to diabetes can increase the risk for autism. Diabetes is known to complicate pregnancies.


Google Glass app helps autistic kids have conversations

An app to be used with wearable technology such as Google Glass - a head-mounted display in the shape of eyeglasses - can coach children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in everyday social interactions, new research has found.

Older parents more likely to have autistic kids

For babies born to mothers aged 30 and older, the chance of developing ASD rose rapidly with the mother's age.

Don’t wait for a magic wand

No law can completely change a landscape of stigma and discrimination. But the new disability rights bill could mark a new beginning

Apple iPod Touch helps autistics function productively in workplace

Case studies have demonstrated the use of Apple iPod touch PDAs as vocational supports.