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Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Symptoms Worsen Quality of Life for Individuals with Autism

Research Supported by the Autism Speaks Autism Treatment Network Presented at the Society for Developmental & Behavioral Pediatrics Annual Meeting

Research supported by the Autism Speaks Autism Treatment Network demonstrating that symptoms of attention deficit and hyperactivity wor

September 18, 2011
NEW YORK, N.Y. (September 18, 2011) – Research supported by the Autism Speaks Autism Treatment Network (ATN), demonstrating that symptoms of attention deficit and hyperactivity worsen quality of life for individuals with autism spectrum disorders (ASD), was presented today at the Society for Developmental & Behavioral Pediatrics Annual Meeting in San Antonio, Texas.

ADHD Symptoms in Children with Autism Are Common, Problematic and Likely Undertreated

September 18, 2011

The symptoms of attention deficit and hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) create significant problems for over half of all children with autism and may be both under-recognized and under-treated by pediatricians.

Autism Speaks Launches “Blood Draw” Tool Kit – Practical Guidance for Parents and Providers

Blood Draw Tool Kit to Make Blood Draws and Routine Procedures Less Stressful Joins Medication Decision Aid Tool Kit as Another Free Resource to Guide Medical Care for Individuals with Autism

In an effort to help families and medical providers make necessary medical procedures less stressful, Autism Speaks launched a new tool

September 13, 2011

NEW YORK, N.Y. (September 13, 2011) – For children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), routine medical procedures such as having their blood drawn can be very difficult. Communication and social interaction deficits and reliance on fixed routines experienced by many children with ASD are the significant factors to be considered when preparing a child with ASD for a blood draw.

ATN/AIR-P Blood Draw Tool Kit

Blood Draw Tool Kit for Parents

Has your child with ASD had a negative experience during a doctor’s visit that has left him or her feeling anxious? Does the prospect of having your child’s blood drawn make you anxious as well? Perhaps this anxiety has even prevented you from seeking needed tests and treatments. This toolkit was designed with you and your child in mind.

Where Can I find an ATN Location?

Note: If you can’t find an ATN provider near you:

Search for resources by zip code:
http://www.autismspeaks.org/resource-guide
Call the Family Services Autism Response Team (ART) at 888-AUTISM 2 (288-4762) or email them at familyservices@autismspeaks.org.

What is the ATN?

The Autism Speaks Autism Treatment Network (ATN) is a ground-breaking network of hospitals, physicians, researchers, and families at 14 locations (our “sites”) across the United States and Canada. We are working together to develop the most effective approach to medical care for children and adolescents affected by autism.

Cure Autism Now Holds Annual Autism Research Summit Meeting

Meeting Tackles the Role of the Immune System in Autism
September 11, 2007



On January 25 and 26, the first ever Autism and Immunology Workshop took place in Pasadena, Calif. on the campus of the California Institute of Technology. Organized by Cure Autism Now, and co-sponsored by Autism Speaks and a donation from Mr.

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