Yeast and the Child with Autism

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Autism is a disorder that affects the mind, leading to slow and improper development of some social or motor skills as the child grows. Some symptoms can be caught in the child’s fetal stages but most families discover their child’s disorder through behaviors that arise as the child reaches toddler age.

While there is no cure in sight and no definite idea of what causes Autism yet, scientists have made strides in trying to help families with Autistic children to increase their child’s brain activity on a biological level to encourage growth through learning techniques and therapies. Several years ago, it was proposed and accepted by scientists and doctors across the nation that an overgrowth of yeast in the both can amplify the symptoms of Autism in children and adults. This overgrowth in the body is harmful in all people but becomes particularly disturbing in regards to Autism as it could be hindering the child’s mental development.

How Do I Know if My Autistic Child is Suffering from Yeast Overgrowth? Continue reading “Yeast and the Child with Autism”

Special Needs Bikes, Trikes and Trailers: Enjoying Bike Riding with Your Child

 

It is that time of year where everyone is looking for fun activities to do outdoors. A favorite past time for many, especially kids, is bike riding. For many children with special needs bike riding doesn’t come easily. Having to coordinate steering, pedaling and balancing is often a difficult task for most children to begin with. Children with Down syndrome, cerebral palsy, spina bifida, autism spectrum disorder or other similar conditions may never be able to ride a two wheeler on their own.

However an adaptive bike will allow you and your child to enjoy bike riding together. Continue reading “Special Needs Bikes, Trikes and Trailers: Enjoying Bike Riding with Your Child”

Lighthouse Autism Center Joins Hannah and Friends for 1st Annual 5K Fundraiser

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Some may say it was a perfect day for a race…

What started out as an event organized by two Adams High School students sprung from the love they have for their aunt turned into a rallying of the community on a personal and professional level. Continue reading “Lighthouse Autism Center Joins Hannah and Friends for 1st Annual 5K Fundraiser”