Autism News Tagged "autism related catatonia"

Autism-Related Catatonia: Shut Downs, Mobility, and Speech Difficulties After Early Childhood

I can remember vividly the first time I heard about autism-related catatonia. It was at my Saskatoon, Saskatchewan conference in October 2017. Dr. Ruth Aspy spoke about it in her presentation on self-regulation. I had only heard of catatonia being associated with schizophrenia. Her explanation and description of autism-related catatonia got my mind turning about the parents whom I’ve talked…

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What in the World is Going On – February 2014 Edition

This month’s blog post includes: new report from the School of Public Policy at the University of Calgary addresses the costs for caring for an adult with autism. Although individuals with ASD tend to have a good memory for details, most will struggle to remember the details of events in their own lives. Getting involved with animals and plant life seems to have a positive effect for those on the spectrum. Feeding issues can present significant challenges for those on the spectrum. Challenges can range from a limited diet, overeating or not eating, oral motor difficulties, sensory issues around food such as texture, and digestive issues. Hand flapping has been a puzzling behaviour for neurotypicals to understand. Autism can cause an associate catatonia in teens. Excellent new book published about mental health issues and autism.

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