Asperger's

Physical Discipline & Autism: A Parent Asks for Guidance

“When I physically discipline my 6-year-old son [who has autism], he starts to hit himself. Should I use physical discipline? Do I just let him hit himself?”

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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...

Social Communication Disorder: Parents Seek Guidance

“Can you explain the new DSM-5 category of Social Communication Disorder? Who would receive this diagnosis, and what therapies would help?”

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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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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...

Newly Diagnosed Adult with Autism Seeks Therapy Advice

“I’m a newly diagnosed 47-year-old with autism. What kind of treatments can help me?”  

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Looking Back on 10 Years of ‘Baby Sibs’ Autism Research

Posted by Alycia Halladay, Autism Speaks senior director for environmental and clinical sciences.

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