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Study shows that a gluten-free diet may not improve ASD symptoms

The effectiveness of a gluten-free diet (GFD) on the symptoms of Autism has been widely debated on and speculated upon for years. This eating plan essentially avoids foods that contain gluten (found in many breads, cereals, cookies and seasoned snack foods). This eating plan is extremely difficult to execute as our usual diets often include … Continue reading Study shows that a gluten-free diet may not improve ASD symptoms

Rocking The Spectrum

Our favorite thing about Rocking The Spectrum is the honest, but extremely informative content. Hugo and Jasmine have a non-verbal autistic son, Christian, who features in their vlogs. They have recently started a podcast on spreading awareness and acceptance about autism. Jasmine is also a Registered Behavior Technician. Her spirit and positivity manage to shine … Continue reading Rocking The Spectrum

Animal-Assisted Activities for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders

The use of animals for therapeutic purposes is a fairly recent phenomenon. Animal-assisted activities are emerging as a promising treatment approach, especially for children on the autism spectrum. Animal-assisted therapy can be as simple bringing home a family pet or even include more structured and well planned activities. Animal interactions are said to bring a … Continue reading Animal-Assisted Activities for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders