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.
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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.
Many teens with ASD have difficulty with sleep, which can affect their daytime functioning, as well as that of their families.
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