Men in their forties may be more financially and emotionally stable fathers, but their genetic material could cause other problems. Babies born to older dads are more vulnerable to a variety of health complications, including premature birth, autism, and birth defects like congenital heart disease and cleft palates. As more men and women are able to conceive in their late thirties and forties with the help of reproductive technology, the findings raise questions about the future of family planning.
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Sunil is a 4 year old who received his autism diagnosis two years ago. He was taken to his paediatrician by his mother after she saw a social media advert about common symptoms of ASD on World Autism Day. His mother noticed that Sunil did not speak, did not make eye contact, and would be preoccupied with rotating objects, such as the fan or spinning top. The paediatrician recommended an evaluation with a psychologist after which Sunil received his diagnosis. After his diagnosis, Sunil began speech therapy and occupational therapy.
Two years after his diagnosis, Sunil started using 2-3 words together and started eating on his own. The special school that Sunil attends has been fundamental to the progress he has made. Sunil’s mother believes that if it wasn’t for that autism awareness advert, Sunil’s life would have been very different.
Autism or autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a developmental disorder characterised by deficits in three areas: social interaction, speech and nonverbal communication, and restricted interests/repetitive behaviours.
The United Nations has recognised 2 April every year as the World Autism Awareness Day. This encourages member states to take measures to raise awareness about people with ASD throughout the world. Spreading awareness about autism includes busting the myths around autism and providing factually correct information and well-researched data about autism to families, professionals, and wider communities. It also includes empowering parents and carers with quality information and resources.
Autism awareness is crucial for early diagnosis and treatment. Autism is usually diagnosed by 2 years of age but the average age of diagnosis the world over is still 4. Early screening for autism is not only a desired goal but urgent need, considering the immense difference it can make to the life of the child with ASD. Early diagnosis helps in early intervention and enables parents to obtain knowledge of services they can access. And that is why autism awareness is important. Autism awareness aids in research, diagnosis, intervention, as well as acceptance for those affected by ASD.
The following was produced in partnership with the Lieber Institute for Brain Development whose mission is to translate genetic insights into next generation treatments. There's a reason most of us dont recall growing up with as many autistic kids as there are now: Many more children are diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder today than ever before. Read this wonderful article to know more >>>>https://www.fatherly.com/health-science/what-neuroscientists-now-know-about-autism/
Choosing the right school for a child is a tough decision. But when the child is differently-abled and has special needs, making the decision becomes even trickier. We help you find some answers.
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While all parents feel guilty at some point in their journey, the churning felt by those with special needs children is more pronounced. Find out how to hand...
While all parents feel guilty at some point in their journey, the churning felt by those with special needs children is more pronounced. Find out how to handle such emotions in a healthy manner.
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A step closer to being more aware about autism.
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It is World Autism Awareness Day today and we at ParentCircle would like to spread more awareness on autism and help you understand it better.
Let us Embrace Autism! Let us Light it up Blue! Let us come together!
This World Autism Awareness Day (April 2nd), we would like to spread more awareness on autism and help people understand it better. Autism or Autism Spectrum Disorder is a neurobehavioural condition characterized by repetitive behaviour and difficulty with social interaction as well as verbal and non-verbal communication. It tends to affect the physical, emotional and cognitive development of the child, to varying degrees.
In our session today, we have Clinical Psychologist, Psychotherapist and Parenting Consultant at ParentCircle Dr.Meghna Singhal with us who will address various queries and concerns on Autism and help you become more aware about it.
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Watch session here >>>>https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F0HQOJzLFfI&t=1295s
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