Can Autistic Children Bloom & Develop Later?

Autistic kids “bloom,” outgrow symptoms if given one-on-one early intervention. There’s good news and there’s bad news. And in between, there’s a whole new set of reasons to encourage parents of autistic children to keep plodding on.

Findings of a new study from Columbia University give parents of autistic children more hope — boosting the conventional wisdom that they should persist in making sure their kids get all the help they can need.

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What Causes Autism? Is There an Autism Epidemic in the US?

What Causes Autism? Is There an Autism Epidemic in the US? Advocacy group Autism Speaks says: “Autism is now officially becoming an epidemic in the United States. We are dealing with a national emergency that is in need of a national plan.”

When figures a few years ago showed that as many as one child in 110 in the United States had autism, leading autism research advocates called for health officials to declare a new “national emergency” and an “epidemic” that needed urgent attention.

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Is Gerber Safe for Your Baby? Gerber Recalls Baby Formula For Off-odor

Gerber Safe for Your Baby: Gerber Recalls Baby Formula For Off-odor. Due to complaints of foul odor and gastrointestinal problems, Gerber Products Co has voluntarily recalled some of its Good Start Gentle powdered infant formula, both the company and the federal regular announced on March 9.

Geber said it’s offering a replacement for the recalled formula — a 23.2 ounce plastic package from batch GXP1684.

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