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    1. Actor Gary Cole Spotlights Autism

      When my daughter Mary was diagnosed with autism in 1995,” says actor Gary Cole, “all I had to go on was Rain Man.” Today, an estimated one in 150 American children under age 8 are diagnosed with autism or related conditions such as Asperger’s syndrome -- all with symptoms such as an inability to rel

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    2. Raising a Child with Asperger’s Syndrome: Mary Walsh’s Story

      I began noticing something was different about my son, Matthew, when he was about two years old. He didn’t make good eye contact. Noise bothered him. He had trouble with some of his motor skills, such as using a spoon. He was also having a tough time at day care. He’d cry when I dropped him off. He

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    3. How to Help Your Aging Parents Without Going Broke

      By Kate Ashford From making their daily life easier to affording in-home care, here's the (money) wise guide you need When Sue Dietz noticed her mother's dementia worsening, she began spending every day at her parents' house near Pittsburgh — making sure her mom was eating properly and taking medica

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    4. Autism in the Classroom

      When your child has an autism spectrum disorder (ASD), for example Asperger's syndrome, school can be difficult. Autism in the classroom is something that’s hard for teachers, parents, and the child with the ASD to deal with. “My school just doesn’t get it,” one parent who didn’t want to be identifi

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    5. Sharing a Diagnosis: When You and Your Child Have ADHD

      Your son or daughter was just diagnosed with ADHD, or attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. And as you sat there in the office, listening to the doctor tick off the symptoms - the attention problems, the disorganization, the fidgeting - you recognized yourself. Suddenly, you wonder: Could I have

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    6. Adult ADHD Therapy: Finding the Right Therapist

      For adults with ADHD, the standard treatment is medication. But experts say that ADHD therapy -- and other psychosocial treatments -- can play a key role alongside drugs. “I think for many adults with ADHD, therapy is essential,” says David W. Goodman MD, assistant professor of psychiatry at the Joh

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    7. I'm on a Mission to Get My Son Better — and Help Others

      By Nancy Rones As Ryan faces new and frightening setbacks in his struggle with autism, his parents search for answers and find both purpose and peace in their new life. For the past several months, REDBOOK has followed the Kalkowski family as it grapples with the challenges of battling 3-year-old Ry

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    8. Angela Lansbury Investigates Lou Gehrig’s Disease

      A gun is fired from somewhere off-screen directly at actor Angela Lansbury, who sits calmly, speaking into the camera. As the slow-motion bullet travels straight toward her, she explains this is how amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), otherwise known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, attacks your body. “You

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    9. What to Expect With Primary Progressive MS

      For Mimi Mosher, a person with primary progressive MS, clarity first came when she lost her vision. Her eyesight steadily eroded by multiple sclerosis, Mimi now lived in a near-constant dusk. The realization came at a scary time. “I was driving. I thought, I can’t do this anymore. I had to pull off

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    10. Minimize School Morning Mayhem for ADHD Children

      Getting any child up and out the door in time for school can be a trying experience, but if a child has attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), this process can make you want to pull your hair out. Think about all that can go wrong: The backpack may not be where it was supposed to be or the

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