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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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How Early Can Autism Be Diagnosed?

Is my 18-month-old son too young to be evaluated for autism?

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Horseback Riding as Autism Therapy

I’d like to know more about equine therapy. Can horseback riding really help people with autism?

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Behavioral Medication Side Effects

One of your recent blogs described a study aimed at manag... More...

Finding Information on Autism-Related Genes

My 2.5-year-old daughter has a deletion on the short arm of her X-chromosome (Xp22.31). What do researchers know about the relationship between autism and genetic changes? How can I find  researchers who are studying this particular d... More...

Relationship Development Intervention

When my granddaughter was diagnosed with autism at age 5, she ignored other people. After Relationship Development Intervention (RDI), she’s a different person – seeking interaction and initiating conversation. Why don’t ... More...

Breastfeeding and Autism Risk

Have researchers looked at whether breastfeeding or formula feeding affects autism risk?

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Guidance on Probiotics

I’ve been reading about probiotics for relieving GI distress – and even improving behavior – in individuals with autism.  Should I buy them?  What’s the best kind?

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Cord Blood Banking

Should we bank our new baby’s umbilical cord blood as a possible treatment for autism? Our first child was recently diagnosed with ASD.

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Discrete Trial Training

 

What is Discrete Trial Training? Is it the same approach as ABA?

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