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The Pica-Autism Connection: Help & Perspective in "Got Questions?"

“Our teenager continues to eat the strangest things. Is there a connection between autism and pica or other eating disorders?”

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Will the Supreme Court Gene Patent Ruling Affect the Autism Community?

Posted by Dan Smith, PhD, Autism Speaks senior director for discovery neuroscien... More...

Can exercise improve behavior? Help encouraging a child who has autism

“Can exercise improve our son’s autism-related problem behaviors? What can we do to increase his activity?”

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Helping Families Safely Manage Behavioral Medicines

The author of our newest AS-ATN/AIR-P tool kit describes how it grew from the needs and desires of families 

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How Can We Help Our Daughter Transition to College?

“How can we help our daughter, who has autsm, transition to college? In high school, she’s in a special classroom and receives 20 hours of additional help per week.”

 

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Five Things to Do While Waiting for an Autism Evaluation

We have to wait two months for our child’s diagnostic evaluation. How can we prepare? 

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What's the connection between autism and depression?

This week’s “Got Questions?” answe... More...

Why Has Our Daughter Become Violent?

Our daughter has been loving and affectionate for twelve years. But since she’s reached puberty she’s been biting, scratching and completely checking out when she gets her period. What is known about girls with autism at pubert... More...

10 Steps to Help your Teen with Autism Navigate Dating

What advice can you give parents on how we should talk about dating and intimacy with our teens who have autism?

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Autism, Old Grandpas and Mom's Childhood

Two new research reports shine light on multi-generational influences on autism. Here's some much needed perspective on what they mean - and don't mean...

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