anticonvulsant

definition of anticonvulsant: Medication that prevents convulsing or seizures that occur with epilepsy. Epilepsy occurs in as many as 1 out of every 4 people with autism, and anticonvulsants are prescribed to help reduce seizures.

Designing an Appropriate Living Space for a Child with Autism

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It is important for kids with autism to feel comfortable in their environment.

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It is important for kids with autism to feel comfortable in their environment. This article discusses the use of color to create a calm environment. The author mentions that 85% of the children with autism in a test saw colors with greater intensity than neurotypical children. She suggests that paler colors, such as pale pink, blue, and green may be more soothing. She suggests that bold colors be kept to items that can be put away. The preferred carpeting seems to be 100% wool with jute backing over a hardwood floor; this may help prevent allergies. Her recommendation is declutter your child’s space and avoid florescent lighting.

Center For Allergy & Ecology

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2577 Samaritan Drive
San Jose, CA
Phone: (408) 358-2627
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New York Allergy & Asthma

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186 E 76th St # 2
New York, NY
Phone: (212) 517-3300
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Terr Abba I MD: Allergy & Immunology

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RM 2534 450 Sutter St
San Francisco, CA
Phone: (415) 433-7800
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Allergies Aches & Pain Chiro

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130 Fair St
Sycamore, IL
Phone: (815) 895-2059
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Pediatric Psychiatrist

Food Allergy and Autism Spectrum Disorders: Is There a Link?

Probiotics may help to relieve gut problems in children with autism.

Jyonouchi H.  2009.  Food Allergy and Autism Spectrum Disorders: Is There a Link? Current Allergy and Asthma Reports. 9(3):194-201.

Two Moms Start Company to Provide Environmentally Safe Playtime for their Children with Autism

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Two California moms started Blue Dominoes, a company that sells environmentally safe toys for children with autism and other developmental disorders.

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Two California moms started Blue Dominoes, a company that sells environmentally safe toys for children with autism and other developmental disorders. Their newest child-safe product is activity dough - an "Safe Art" product. Debbie Lindgren and Linda Manaster started a Web resource in 2007 that provided information on ADHD and lead. This quickly became a "store" that sells play products that, like their activity dough, are "organic, lead-free and made without the eight most common allergens for children." The two moms use all natural coloring to make the activity dough. Their next toys will include bubbles and finger paints.

Two California moms started Blue Dominoes, a company that sells environmentally safe toys for children with autism and other developmental disorders.

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