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Your Dollars@Work: Helping Nonverbal Children Speak – Part I

Researchers funded by Autism Speaks are using iPads to encourage speech among minimally verbal gradeschoolers affected by autism

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When Medical Issues Complicate Autism's Eating Challenges

Our daughter (who has autism) had a feeding tube for her first two years of life due to laryngomalacia. Now she fears swallowing. What’s a family to do when feeding challenges are complicated by medical conditions?

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‘Affinity Therapy’ for Autism: Author Reflects on Growing Interest

Guest post by Ron Suskind, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and author of ... More...

New Tools to Get You Ready for Trips to the Eye Doctor!

This is a post by Susan Connors, MD, mother of a young adult with autism, instructor at Harvard Medical School and phy... More...

What is PANDAS? How Is It Different from Autism?

“PANDAS turned out to be the cause of new obsessive-compulsive symptoms in our son, who also has autism. But the lack of information and awareness left his symptoms untreated for nearly 3 years. Would love you to help more people und... More...

Early Intervention: “Wait and See” Is Not an Option

Michael Rosanoff, Autism Speaks Associate Director of Pub... More...

See Your Pediatrician if You Have Concerns about Your Infant

Talking on MSNBC’s “News Nation” about the new CDC autism prevalence stati... More...

1 in 68: What Do Autism’s Rising Numbers Mean for Our Families?

Developmental pediatrician Paul Wang is Autism Speaks senior vice president ... More...

Grade-schooler with Autism Nauseated by Food Smells

“Our son, age 9, has a lot of food aversions. Just the sight or smell of many foods make him feel sick. Besides making it difficult to get him to even taste a new food, it’s a real problem at school where just walking into the cafet... More...
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