Guest post by journalist Nick Compton, of China’s Global Journalism Institute, Tsinghua University, Beijing
Last month, China joined in celebrating World Autism Awareness Day with a stream of media coverage, fundraisers and service projects advancing the causes of our autism community.
This week’s “Got Questions?” answer comes from Christopher McDougle, MD, director of Massachusetts General Hospital’s Lurie Center for Autism, a member of Autism Speaks Autism Treatment Network.
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 puberty?
Posted by Andy Shih, PhD, Autism Speaks senior vice president of scientific affairs
What advice can you give parents on how we should talk about dating and intimacy with our teens who have autism?
Posted by Clara Lajonchere, PhD, Autism Speaks vice president of clinical programs
Guest post by Nir Oksenberg, a 2011 Dennis Weatherstone predoctoral fellow at the University of California, San Francisco.