Welcome to our February/March issue! As always, we have critical information for parents of children and adults with autism and for the professionals who work with them. We have the latest on the use of cannabis in treating symptoms of autism including seizures and how individual states are dealing with the controversy surrounding medical marijuana. Deirdre Imus provides a great piece on glyphosate: what it is, what it does, and why we should all be concerned about it. We also have expert strategies for setting up an exercise program for individuals on the spectrum, and a wealth of other articles on topics as diverse as folate abnormalities, autism-friendly travel options, nutrition, sensory issues and more.
Since 1999, the Autism File has been one of the most widely known and respected media sources of information and support for families affected by autism. Readers recognize the magazine as the “go to” resource for navigating the often frustrating and confusing world of autism spectrum disorders. The Autism File has often been called a “lifeline” for those in desperate need of resources and support, with content providing parents, siblings, educators, therapists, and caregivers with much needed information in supporting an individual diagnosed with autism. Each Autism File covers a diverse range of topics relevant to autism including: Everyday Help Therapists and caregivers offer guidance on everything from sensory integration to handling meltdowns and developing social skills, and provide strategies to help parents deal with autism’s challenges in their day-to-day lives. Nutrition Front Noted nutritionists and registered dietitians present the latest information on beneficial diets for those on the autism spectrum, and provide guidance on implementation, recipes, and products. Education, Therapy, Behavior and Life Skills Educators and caregivers help readers navigate programs and strategies to foster living skills, enhance education, and maximize the overall potential for individuals with autism. Life Stories: Living with Autism Parents and caregivers reflect on their experiences with raising loved ones on the spectrum, providing unique insights and perspectives to readers. Biomedical Treatments and Interventions Professionals provide the latest developments in treatments including supplements, dietary interventions, alternative treatments, eliminating toxins from the diet and the home, and promising new autism therapies. Research Roundup We summarize the latest research for our readers in the most promising areas of autism therapies and treatments so they can make informed decisions in caring for their loved ones on the spectrum. Product Picks Our staff regularly highlights new products, foods, and books relevant to autism. The Autism File has become an unparalleled resource designed to help an international community of mothers, fathers, relatives and professionals living and working with individuals on the autism spectrum. We aim to support, educate—and most importantly—work towards a better life for those with autism.