Reducing Stressors in Children with Autism – The Autism Exchange

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Introduction

Just living in today’s world is stressful for everyone, let alone a child struggling with autism.  What is important for an ASD child is to reduce the stressors in his or her environment so that the child is not reactive to the world they live in.  This may mean less noise, improved lighting, better air quality, pure filtered water, non toxic cleaning fluids, organic foods, cotton clothing, non toxic hygiene and personal care products, no microwave, avoid aluminum or non stick cookware, no tobacco exposure, no chemical pesticides, no plastic containers, be aware of geopathic stress, eliminate toxic building materials, remove rugs and carpets and so on.  Children with autism are extremely sensitive to their environment and may have a variety of physical, emotional, psychological, and behavioral reactions to any of the above stressors.  However, one of the most crucial concerns in our environment today is the increasing electromagnetic fields (EMF) and radio fields (RF) emitted from electrical power lines, smart meters, Wi-Fi, cell phones and towers, electrical wires/sockets and household appliances.  Collectively the effects of all these fields together are referred to as electrosmog.  Research has shown that electrosmog is one of the main contributing factors to the major epigenomic changes, (study of epigenetics), that has occurred at an excelling rate over the last two decades.  Epigenetics is the result of environmental triggers modifying human genes by turning the DNA «on» and «off».  Other environmental toxins also triggering epigenetic changes are the chemtrail spraying in the atmosphere by the geoengineers and the environmental chemicals called neuroendocrine disruptors which alter the hormonal system affecting the brain and the nervous system.  The combination of all these environmental exposures are changing the gene expression and causing defects in the methylation process and the gene variant MTHFR (see Methylation/MTHFR).  Children are most susceptible to the epigenetic risks which may be contributing to the current rise in autism spectrum disorders.  In fact, the growing numbers are at an exponential rate.  Experts predict that over the next ten years or so, most babies born will fall somewhere on the autism spectrum.  Epigenetics is an overwhelming reality of how our environment and DNA interact with one another.

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Related Sites

Temple Grandin PhD
Description:  Temple Grandin addresses a variety of stress-related issues pertaining to ASD children. She identifies with many of the problems families of ASD children are dealing with and addresses these issues in order to help parents reduce the stressors in their child’s life.

An Electronic Silent Spring: Facing the Dangers and Creating Safe Limits
Description:  This site offers protective solutions for public health and our ecosystem. Katie Singer has created a unique website of information on awareness and solutions for families.

Books

An Electronic Silent Spring: Facing the Dangers and Creating Safe Limits by Katie Singer
Description:  With the increasing abundance of electromagnetic fields, the author reveals the effects on people as well as wildlife. By providing answers to this problem, this book is a valuable aid in changing individual focus, behavior, sleep, even disease susceptibilities.

Easy Green Living: The Ultimate Guide to Simple, Eco-Friendly Choices for You and Your Home by Renee Loux by Renee Loux
Description:  Making it as simple as possible, the author shows the reader how to go “green” at home. This book gives several substitutions for common household products that are potentially a risk to your health.

Tools

What Chemtrails are doing to your brain – Neurosurgeon Russell Blaylock, MD
Description:  Dr. Blaylock talks about the geoengineering programs/agenda and the devastating health effects of the Chemtrails on the human brain and how we are seeing more and more brain degeneration.

Living with Autism at Home Environment and Surroundings
Description:  This web page contains several approaches that can be used at home and school to reduce anxiety in autistic individuals.

Parent Forums/Blogs

Some forums require you to sign in to Yahoo or Facebook to locate forum names.

Forum/Blog Name:  Are Electromagnetic Fields Linked to Autism?
Description:  This blog presents research as well as short videos connecting electromagnetic fields with autism.

Forum/Blog Name:  EMF Sensitivity
Description:  This forum is for individuals with ElectroMagnetic Field Sensitivity (EMF Sensitivity) to discuss their illness, network with each other, and to seek assistance and support.

Consumer Corner

Autism Help Videos — Mi-Stories™
Description:  Convenient and inexpensive videos that help individuals with autism spectrum disorder. These short video social scenarios can be viewed via iPod, DVD, and computer. The videos present models of behavior and language skills that are appropriate in specific situations. Mi-Stories are reported to improve relaxation, reduce stress, and improve communication skills.

Pressley Ridge
Description:  Works to provide Educational Opportunities, Foster Care Connections, Residential Options, and Community-based Support in Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, Ohio, Virginia, West Virginia, as well as internationally in Portugal and Hungary.

Community Library

Creating an Optimum Home Environment for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (Growing Minds Autism Programs) by Steven R. Wertz
Description:  This article explains how to modify your home and reduce the stressors in your living environment to help your autism spectrum child.

Epigenetic Findings in Autism: New Perspectives for Therapy by Dario Siniscalco, Alessandra Cirillo, James Jeffrey Bradstreet, Nicola Antonuuci
Description:  This study looks at the accumulating evidence that points to the involvement of epigenetic modifications as the foundation in creating the ASD pathology. The alteration in gene expression results from the influences of environmental factors.




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