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Teen with Autism Needs Help with Hygiene & Appropriate Behavior

“How can we help our teenage daughter improve her hygiene and understand the difference between public versus private behavior?”

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Family in Remote Area Seeks Autism Treatment Guidance

“I live in an area without access to intensive early intervention therapies for autism. What can I do to help my child?”

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How Long Should We Try This Behavioral Medication?

“We’ve started our child on medication for some very challenging autism-related behaviors. If we’re not seeing change, how long do we keep using it?” ... More...

Guidance on Genetic Testing for Younger Sibling of Child with Autism

“Our first child has autism, and our pediatrician recommends genetic testing for our baby. Why?”

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Tips for an Autism-Friendly Fourth of July

Last year our Assistant Director for Dissemination Science Lauren Elder offered some advice about an autism-friendly Fourth of July. See her advice below and find holiday travel tips ... More...

Pregnant mom seeks advice on reducing toxic exposures

“If exposure to toxic substances during pregnancy can increase the risk that my child will develop autism, what can I do to reduce my exposure?" 

 

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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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