By Luis Carlo S. San Juan
As the lift doors open at the penthouse suite of one of Singapore’s posh high-rises, we are greeted by a living room filled with racks of designer clothes and shoes neatly lined on one side. An elegant woman is fixing the table, wearing a Missoni maxi dress, smiling warmly.
By Julliane Love de Jesus
Autism is a multi-systemic metabolic disorder that can be treated with natural diet, a medical expert said.
Pregnant women who were exposed to high levels of air pollution were twice as likely to have a child with autism as women who lived in low pollution areas, a US study said on Tuesday.
Having an older grandfather or being a mother who was abused in her youth are linked to higher odds of having a child with autism, according to two studies published Wednesday in a leading US psychiatry journal.
By Cheche V. Moral
You can point a mother to the ends of the earth and it won’t weaken her resolve to find that cure for her ailing child. Broadcast journalist Karen Davila’s firstborn, David, was 3½ years old when he was diagnosed with Pervasive Developmental Disorder, Not Otherwise Specified (PDD/NOS) in the Autism Spectrum, a severe form of autism. The development pediatrician said there was no cure for David’s condition.
Mama DiariesBy Audrey Tan-Zubiri
For too many people, autism is simply a word used to broadly describe anything different. Autism is a cruel joke or insult. Autism is something that “other” families deal with. It is a complicated puzzle meant for doctors and scientists to unlock. In other words, it’s not our problem.
Roots and WingsBy Cathy Babao-Guballa
“When we graduated from college 25 years ago, simple lang naman ang pangarap natin di ba? Magtrabaho, mag-asawa, magkaroon ng pamilya…” Gina Luna-Bermudo told me over lunch in her home one bright Friday morning. At the table was another Ateneo batchmate, Mary Rose Ramoso-Pena, who echoed the thoughts.
By Lirio Sobreviñas Covey
WHEN my firstborn was not quite four months old, his first nanny had delighted me with the comment, “You have a precocious son.” And so it was that Billy became a source of family pride with his growing social, physical and mental prowess. So imagine what a shocking blow it was when several years later, [...]