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A Parent Wonders: Are New Repetitive Behaviors OCD or ‘Just Autism’

“Our 25-year-old son, diagnosed with PDD-NOS, has always had some repetitive behaviors. Lately, though, he's wanting to redo things such as getting undressed or showering right after he's done. He’ll insist we back... More...

Why Is Brain Tissue Donation Vital to Advancing Autism Treatment?

“I read about BrainNet and your new push to increase postmortem brain donations. Why? What has brain tissue research done for the autism community?”

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Help! 10 Year Old with Autism Gorges Till He Throws Up

Advice on breaking the cycle from specialists in the Autism Speaks Autism Treatment Network

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When Autism Becomes a Public Policy

This guest blog post is by Alex Camacho Vásconez, Technical Secretary of Disabilities for the Office of the Vice President of Ecuador.

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Autism and Social Acceptance: The Importance of Table Manners

“We heard autism educator Peter Gerhardt talk about how important table manners are for social acceptance. Our 17 year old has come a long way in other aspects of his social life. But he still grabs food almost before it’s serv... More...

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...

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