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Health and Care: Autism

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Homewatch CareGivers offers quality in-home care for people of all ages to give you the peace of mind you need – relieving your stress and preserving your loved one’s dignity while bringing your family together. The professional caregivers employed through their network of home care agencies are highly trained so you can trust the care they provide, and you can rely on our care coordination with doctors and home health care agencies to create a circle of support. The people hired for caregiver jobs go through extensive background checks, and the custom home care plan created for your loved one makes sure the caregiver’s personality is the right match. You can search by postal code on their website for the Home Care Team nearest you.

In the Swim Blog: Health and You: Autism and Swimming Learn about Autism. Also learn the benefits of swimming. Autistic children can benefit greatly from physical activity. Some of these benefits include reducing the risk of heart disease as an adult, increasing attention span, giving an opportunity for social interaction with others, and easing behaviors that are repetitive. How does swimming ease repetitive behaviors as well as help in the long run? It is believed that swimming – using your arms and legs and focusing on using your body to float can distract from repetitive behaviors, while providing exercise. A child with autism can really concentrate and enjoy the fun of swimming around the water, and if with friends or others, can also ease into social situations and become more open to others.

Mayo Clinic - Diseases and Conditions - Autism spectrum disorders. Mayo Clinic offers symptoms and causes, diagnosis and treatments, doctors and departments for people with Autism spectrum Disorders.

National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research provides the guide Practical Oral Care for People with Autism offers a background to Autism and the various oral problems and disease that can be prevalent with a person with autism, how this can vary depending on the severity of autism and tips on dental care for the person with autism and tips for the caregiver.

National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities (NCBDDD) strives to advance the health and well-being of our nation’s most vulnerable populations. Although our efforts are broad and far-reaching, we have identified four critical Center-level thematic areas:

Rogers Behavioral Health - Care for kids with autism spectrum disorder A unique program focused on treating anxiety, mood, and related disorders among youth with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is available in Tampa Bay, Philadelphia, San Francisco, and Chicago. Kids with ASD often also deal with behavioral health disorders that co-occur with their autism. Due to the social, emotional, and behavioral difficulties that can result from this combination of disorders, parents can often feel overwhelmed. It can be difficult to know where to go for help, particularly given how challenging it is to find specialists who understand the unique needs of kids with ASD and co-occurring mental health conditions. Rogers’ offers a free screening, call 800-727-4411.

New Sign Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and Sleep from Tuck Sleep. This is a look at some of the most common sleep issues among adults and children with ASD, as well as some suitable treatment options and tips for managing ASD and sleep on a regular basis. They also look at how the medical and psychiatric communities currently define ASD.

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services: Autism: on healthfinder.gov offers a list of helpful resources on Autism and health.

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