Usually the time immediately after the diagnosis is a difficult one for families, filled with confusion, anger and despair. These are normal feelings. But there is life after a diagnosis of autism. Life can be rewarding for a child with autism and all the people who have the privilege of knowing the child. While it isn't always easy, you can learn to help your child find the world an interesting and loving place.
It is important that parents and professionals work together for the child's benefit in dealing with autism. While professionals will use their experience and training to make recommendations about your child's treatment options, you have unique knowledge about your child needs and abilities that should be taken into account for a more individualized course of action.
In an updated article on autism, the Autism Society of America, tells us that, finding that your child has an autism spectrum disorder can be an overwhelming experience. For some, the diagnosis may come as a complete surprise; others may have had suspicions and tried for months or years to get an accurate diagnosis. A diagnosis brings a variety of questions about how to proceed.
Two research studies evaluating dietary changes and complementary medicine for the treatment of inflammatory bowel diseases (IBS) have been launched at Rush University Medical Center. Funded by the National Institute of Health, one study will look at the impact of mind/body medicine on patients suffering from Ulcerative Colitis (UC) and the other will assess how diet impacts patients with Crohn’s Disease.