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Study: With CBD Oil, 80% of Children With Autism Saw Improvement

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Study: With CBD Oil, 80% of Children With Autism Saw Improvement

Researchers in Israel have recently discovered strong evidence that medical cannabis is an effective treatment for children who are on the autism spectrum. The medical journal Neurology will soon publish the study which highlights a clinical trial in which autistic children were treated with highly concentrated CBD (cannabidiol), a non-intoxicating cannabinoid found in cannabis. The study revealed that astoundingly, approximately 80 % of the children experienced an improvement in symptoms related to autism. Interestingly, the children had shown little or no improvement with conventional drug therapies. Dr. Adi Aran, director of pediatric neurology at Jerusalem’s Shaare Zedek Hospital, led the...

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The Benefits Of CBD Oil For People With Autism

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The Benefits Of CBD Oil For People With Autism

Many people diagnosed with Autism are known to be extremely intelligent. Many are geniuses with mental capacity that few of us could even comprehend. But in severe cases, individuals with this condition tend to really struggle with the ins and outs of the mundane things we encounter in this world. And in addition to this, there can often be heart-breaking self-harming/aggressive tendencies to deal with. But there may, at last, be hope on the horizon, as many families have found comfort from a seemingly effective remedy: CBD oil. This is a new concept. And though it has benefits, it also...

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Making Sense of the 3 Levels of Autism (ASD)

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Making Sense of the 3 Levels of Autism (ASD)

Every person with autism receives the same diagnosis: autism spectrum disorder (ASD). But autism is a spectrum disorder, meaning that a person can be mildly, moderately, or severely autistic. What's more, while everyone with autism has certain core symptoms, many people also have additional associated symptoms such as intellectual or language impairments. To help clinicians (and others) better describe individual cases of autism, the creators of the official diagnostic manual (DSM-5) developed three "levels of support." Clinicians are expected to diagnose people with autism at level 1, level 2, or level 3.  These levels reflect individuals' ability to communicate, adapt...

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Vacaville School Bus Driver Faces Child Abuse Charge After Incident Involving Girl With Autism Caught On Video

Vacaville School Bus Driver Faces Child Abuse Charge After Incident Involving Girl With Autism Caught On Video

The I-Team's Dan Noyes confronts an East Bay school bus driver, caught on video in a violent incident with an 8-year-old autistic girl. The bus driver is now facing a criminal prosecution and that video is central to the case. The girl's parents don't want to be interviewed; seeing that video was just too traumatic. But, they gave it to the I-Team for this report because they want answers about what happened -- and about the school district's training and oversight -- as they prepare to file a lawsuit.That ride on a Tuesday morning in February began with a stern...

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Father Raises A Flag To Raise Awareness Of Autism

Father Raises A Flag To Raise Awareness Of Autism

April was National Autism Awareness Month, and it holds a special place in Chris Wauben’s life. His 8-year-old son, Simon, has high-functioning autism. Beachgoers may have seen Wauben on Clearwater Beach this month or on one of the many other tribute runs he has taken to the beach in recent years. He runs for hours, carrying a giant American flag and, in this case, an autism flag as well. Recently, Wauben’s heart was broken when Simon told him that he had been bullied. He said kids called him "odd." We spoke with Wauben, who lives in Holiday, about what inspires...

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