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Physical Discipline & Autism: A Parent Asks for Guidance

“When I physically discipline my 6-year-old son [who has autism], he starts to hit himself. Should I use physical discipline? Do I just let him hit himself?”

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Can Probiotics Help Teen with Autism and Lactose Intolerance?

“Our 17-year-old son has autism and has developed diarrhea that we think is related to lactose intolerance. Would probiotics help?”

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Tips on Autism and the Back-to-School Transition

“At the end of last summer, our twins – who both have autism – had a terrible time switch... More...

Getting Evaluated for Autism as an Adult: Where to Go? Who to See?

“Our 6 year old has been diagnosed with autism, and I’d like to get evaluated, too. Problem is, I can’t find anyone who knows how to diagnose adults. All the tests seem to be designed for children.”... More...

Can Hemp Oil Reduce Seizures Related to Autism?

“I read about hemp oil for preventing seizures in children and adults with autism. Is there research to support this?”

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Food for Thought: Why Does our Son Cover Everything in Ketchup?

“What is it about autism and food condiments? Our adult son covers pretty much everything he eats in ketchup. Now we’re hearing that this sort of thing is fairly common with individuals on the spectrum. Is it okay to indulge it... More...

The Transition to Autism BrainNet: Your Questions Answered

“Congrats on the launch of Autism BrainNet. Will Autism Speaks remain involved in br... More...

Autism and the Gluten/Casein-Free Diet: When Can We Stop?

 “My son has been on the gluten-free casein-free diet for two years. How do I know when to take him off?”

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