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Screen Time Versus Sleep Time in Boys with Autism

Study suggests video gaming and in-room electronic media can significantly worsen sleep problems in boys with autism
November 19, 2013

A new study, published online in Pediatrics, suggests that prolonged video-game use as well as TVs and computers in the bedroom can contribute to significant sleep problems in boys with autism.

Largest Study to Date Confirms Autism’s Link to Disordered Sleep

Shortened sleep & frequent wakenings extend into adolescence; Autism Speaks addresses issue with clinically tested training and tool kit for parents
September 30, 2013

The largest study of its kind has confirmed that children with autism have poorer sleep quality than do other children. They both sleep less overall and are prone to frequent night wakening.

Treatments for Associated Medical Conditions

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Autism Speaks Provides Sleep Strategies and Treatment Strategies to Dental Professionals

Two New Tool Kits from the Autism Treatment Network Provide Valuable Guidance for Parents Whose Child Has Difficulty Sleeping and to Dental Professionals on How to Best Treat Patients with Autism

Autism Speaks today released the Sleep Strategies for Children with Autism: A Parent’s Guide and Treating Children with Autism Spectrum

February 20, 2012

NEW YORK, N.Y. (February 21, 2012) – Autism Speaks, North America’s leading autism science and advocacy organization, today released theSleep Strategies for Children with Autism: A Parent’s Guide and Treating Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders: A Tool Kit for Dental Professionals, both available for free download on Autism Speaks Tools You Can Use webpage.