Author: Chuck Kern, TACA Grandfather When my son announced that he was naming his second son, Charlie, after me, I was very humbled and overwhelmed with pride. “Charles” has been an important name in our family tree. But many months later, my emotions turned to deep anxiety and fear when I realized that Charlie did […]
WASHINGTON, DC (March 27, 2014)—Today, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued the newest autism prevalence statistics. For children born in 2002, the prevalence of autism was 1 in 68; 1 in 42 boys. Almost 60,000 US 12 year-olds likely have autism.
Please note the views in this article do not necessarily express the views of Talk About Curing Autism and are an editorial provided by a parent with a child with autism. Introduction Diagnosing Autism is not always easy. In the past 20 years, many doctors have commented – “Boys develop slower than girls”, or my […]
The Controversial DSM-5 has been released: How to safeguard your child’s services By Holly Bortfeld I’ve been writing about the DSM-5 for over 18 months now but it’s officially published now, released into the wild, as it were. Too bad no one likes it, except those who are going to financially benefit from it. Background, […]
A parent’s guide to moving from denial to hope. By Holly Bortfeld Denial isn’t just a river in Egypt; it’s what a lot of parents cling to. It’s time to come to terms with the term, or diagnosis – AUTISM. “My child has PDD or PDD-NOS, not autism”. I hate to break it to you […]
Autism, by any other name….How the new DSM-5 may affect people with ASD By Holly Bortfeld Autism is a “spectrum disorder” of Pervasive Developmental Disorders. The DSM includes PDD-NOS, Autism, Asperger’s, CDD and Rett’s Syndrome. One could also add conditions like ADD and ADHD, which include spectrum features and often respond to similar treatments. I […]