Rumors of people outgrowing their autism have been circulating for years.
Fort Lee, NJ (PRWEB) January 18, 2013
In the latest blog from Marble Media LLC’s Mommyhotspot.com readers are being called upon to share experiences with autism and discuss the ever-changing dialogue on the disorder in an effort to separate truth from speculation.
The call to action by Mommyhotspot.com was triggered in part by a new University of Connecticut study's findings that some children diagnosed with autism in early childhood can outgrow the disorder. The study, published Wednesday in the Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry. is raising eyebrows in the medical community and among parents of autistic children.
In the blog, Mommyhotspot.com discusses a growing speculation that a spontaneous end to autism's grip on some individuals has been rumored for several years, and that unverified cases have been reported. According to the National Institutes of Health, the University of Connecticut study is the first to actually prove the phenomenon. Study author Deborah Fine and a team of researchers observed 34 “optimal outcome” autism sufferers between the ages of 8 and 21 who had been diagnosed with an autism disorder in early childhood, and become free of all symptoms of the disorder over time.
Mommyhotspot.com decided to join in on the national autism conversation because it is a major topic for parents nationwide. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control, one in 88 children today is affected by autism, making it the fastest-growing developmental disability in the U.S. Autism has no known medical test or cure, and children who are not autistic are increasingly likely to be in classrooms and activities with autistic peers.
By encouraging active dialogue, Mommyhotspot.com hopes that parents of autistic and non-autistic children can help build understanding and develop inclusionary skills that could help autistic children who may be having difficulties with speech, socialization, or other issues related to their disorder.
Studies show that behavioral interventions have proven to be effective in helping autistic children to improve their social function and cognition. Mommyhotspot.com believes that parents on both sides of the issue can benefit from talking about it together. The University if Connecticut study emphasizes the importance of behavioral intervention in the children who have successfully moved off of the autism spectrum.
With autism diagnosis' at historic rates across the U.S., Mommyhotspot.com believes that open and ongoing conversation between parents, educators, and the medical community can help everyone, not only those families who have a child diagnosed with autism.
MommyHotSpot.com provides a forum that encourages open dialog between moms and dads to visit to provide content and get answers to parenting questions. For more information, visit the Mommyhotspot.com website or email info(at)mommyhotspot(dot)com.
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