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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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Autism Speaks Launches Webpage for Autism Professional Development

Posted by Lauren Elder, Autism Speaks assistant director for dissemination scienc... More...

Notes From The Hill

By Autism Speaks President Liz Feld: 

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Parents with Nonverbal Child Seek Advice on Preparing for Pet’s Death

“Our 7 year old daughter has autism and is nonverbal. She adores our ve... More...

Perspective on Breakthrough Report on Autism and Infant Eye Gaze

Our families have expressed great interest in ... More...

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