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Delivering Feedback to Families: How Can We Teach this Skill?

This is a blog post by Harriet B. Austin, Ph.D., Senior Instructor and LEND Family Discipline Director, UC-Denver JFK Partners; Children's Hospital. Dr. Austin authored that latest ATN/AIR-P tool kit, ... More...

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...

Your Dollars @ Work: Delivering Autism Services to the Underserved

Posted by Andy Shih, Autism Speaks senior vice president for scientific affair... More...

Is It Safe to Sedate our Son During his Dental Appointment?

"Is sedation safe for a dental visit? Our 25-year-old son has autism, and it’s so upsetting to see him strapped into a jacket for procedures."

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Does Our Teen Have Autism-related Catatonia?

“Our teen, who has autism, has been taking a lot longer to do even simple things like getting up from the table or getting into a car.  Could this be catatonia?  How do we know, and what should we do?”

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Parents of Child with Autism Seek Help Handling Public Meltdowns

“You recently posted two blogs on managing recurrent behavioral crises. This isn’t a chronic problem for us. But there are times when our son has public meltdowns. Can you offer some effective strategies for handling the situat... More...

Parents Seek Help Easing MRI Process for Child with Autism

"How can we ease the MRI process for our 3-year-old who has autism? Would full sedation be better than conscious sedation?"

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Sensory Integration: Changing the Brain through Play

Posted by occupational therapist Alison Wheeland, a doctoral student at th... More...

Parents Seek Help Recognizing Dyslexia in Child with Autism

“How early is too early to recognize dyslexia in a child with autism?”

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