When a child is diagnosed with autism, a parent’s primary focus should be on doing everything in their power to help that child live the best life possible. Of course in many states this may be quite difficult because the cost of treatment is high and insurance doesn’t cover everything. Getting a child the care that they need may cost families over 50,000 dollars a year.
If parents want to give their children access to autism therapy, they might have to shell out thousands of dollars just to get their child the treatment that they really deserve. It is shocking that there are still states dragging their feet when it comes to requiring insurance companies to provide coverage for this. Many parents turn to alternative remedies because they can’t afford traditional treatments.
When my nephew was diagnosed with autism, my sister and her husband immediately got him into behavioral therapy and started working with him to try to help him cope with this disorder. My nephew began making very slow progress in developmental steps. He eventually did learn to talk, but only once he was about five years old. It was very hard for his parents.
They started researching ways that they could possibly help their child outside of usual medical therapies. They read claims about chelation therapy and how it had been used on autistic children to their benefit. My sister wasn’t willing to have this done though since there were many risks. They found that Clathration was actually a safer and easier therapy for children to undergo and decided to try this.
In recent years, cases of autism have been rising more steadily. It appears that more and more children are diagnosable within the autism scale. Many researches have tried to account for the steep rise in cases. Some people wonder whether many autistic people just weren’t diagnosed in the past because there wasn’t very much awareness of the disorder.
Other people wonder if the true causes of autism lie in something that we didn’t start exposing children to until recently. Higher levels of pollution or chemicals in our diets might be causing children to become autistic. If researchers could discover a common cause for the disorder, than they might be able to actually make it so that autism could be prevented.
When a child is born, parents are presented with information regarding vaccinating children and why they should get their children vaccinated. Since many doctors would rather push the idea of vaccines as a good thing then show parents a lot of negatives, they often skate over the risks, presenting them as extremely improbable and unlikely to occur.
However, a huge debate continues to rage over whether vaccination is right for every child. Some children can have adverse reactions and even suffer brain damage as a result of a vaccine. Autism may be caused by certain vaccines as well. It is very difficult to determine whether it is worth protecting children from diseases that have practically died out at a risk to their health.
When people started putting together symptoms of mercury poisoning and symptoms of autism and noticing similarities, they started looking for ways that autism could be caused by mercury. This led to a lot of paranoia about vaccination and the amount of mercury that was contained in them. Many parents stopped vaccinating children as a result.
However, though the effects of mercury poisoning may mirror autism, eliminating mercury from vaccines hasn’t resulted in a lower level of autism among children. This may mean that they’re being exposed to mercury in some other way or. They may be specifically susceptible to even low levels of mercury in their diets and the diets of their parents.
In order to protect our children, there are a lot of hard choices that we have to make for them. Some of the easiest decisions regard whether we want to let them cross a street on their own or pick out their own breakfast cereal. One of the harder decisions is whether or not to risk vaccination in order to protect them from disease. Though vaccines protect from deadly diseases, some children can have bad reactions to vaccines.
Some people believe that autism comes partially from vaccine damage caused by mercury levels that are present in a couple of childhood vaccines and won’t get children vaccinated because of this. It is likely that autism is created at least partially by a genetic predisposition and perhaps a bit by some outside sources like vaccines. Making the choice on whether to vaccinate or not is one that can’t be taken lightly.
When my nephew was first diagnosed with autism, it was his parents who had that hardest time dealing with the news. They weren’t sure what to do or where to turn. Their son had just been diagnosed with an incurable developmental disorder and he would never be the same as other children. One of the big steps toward helping their son was building a support system to help them.
Since parenting a child with autism can be challenging, confusing, and downright worrying, they started meeting with other parents who had autistic children. Getting information on treatments outside of the medical system and recommendations for different therapies ensured that they were informed when trying to work with their child and his doctors. It made everything a bit easier.
As an aunt to an autistic child, I am always very interested in any new information that is discovered about autism. I think that it is interesting to learn more about how my nephew’s brain works or what may have caused him to be autistic in the first place. There are constantly new theories and new pieces being put together in a similar way to figuring out a mystery.
As autism information continues to come to light, I am always looking for more insights into my nephew and what can be done to help him. It is very difficult to see him having to suffer as he tries to fit in with the world. I often wish some discovery could be made to ensure that he wouldn’t struggle so much. My sister often tries treatments that are recommended, but her son’s health and happiness are always priority.
When my nephew was first diagnosed with autism, I turned to the internet to determine what could be done for him. I initially discovered that I had very little idea of what autism really was and much less of an idea of how it could be treated. I was glad to have the internet as a priceless resource to give me somewhere to ask all of the stupid questions that I had.
By reading several articles on autism and individuals who dealt with this diagnosis, I was able to better understand what my nephew might be dealing with. I found it especially interesting to read some articles that were written by people who had autism or had family with autism. I was able to learn how an autistic child ought to be talked to and discover some possible treatments and therapies.
When a child is diagnosed with autism, parents are usually given a wide range of options on how to proceed. Parents can choose to put their children into behavioral therapy and work with their children themselves. Recent changes in many states’ healthcare requirements have made it so that insurance has to cover some of these treatments so parents don’t pay out of pocket.
Parents aren’t just limited to autism treatments recommended by their doctor of course. There are many more naturopathic remedies that some people have found to improve autism symptoms. Since many of these remedies haven’t been proven medically, doctors are usually wary to recommend them. Luckily, with the internet parents can do their own research and make decisions for their children.