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Parent Needs Help: 4-year-old with Autism Won’t Eat Solid Foods

My child is 4 and has been diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder. He’ll eat most anything that I puree. But he refuses to eat even small pieces of solid food except for soft cheese puffs, and he can’t drink from a straw. How can I teach him to chew real food?

VideoBlog: Meet Autism Speaks’ Summer Science Interns

Autism Speaks science interns Marissa Solberg and Martin Florimon discuss their summer research projects -- investigating autism prevalence among adults and access to services in Latino communities. Learn more about Autism Speaks' special relationship with College of the Holy Cross, alma mater of co-founder Bob Wright.

 

 

Your Dollars@Work: Investigating Early Influences on Autism Risk

Guest post by genetic epidemiologist Christine Ladd-Acosta. In her research, Dr. Ladd-Acosta collaborates with Dani Fallin, director of the Wendy Klag Center for Autism and Developmental Disabilities at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

Is There a Connection between Autism and Bipolar Disorder?

This week’s “Got Questions?” answer comes from psychiatrist Jessica Hellings, MD, and psychologist Andrea Witwer, PhD, program directors at Ohio State University’s Nisonger Center, which is part of Autism Speaks Autism Treatment Network.

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 backtrack if we drive through the neighborhood a different way because we didn't go the "right way.” Can you offer guidance on whether these behaviors are obsessive compulsive disorder or just part of his autism? What might help?”

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

 

“Our 10-year-old ASD kiddo will eat until he throws up and then start all over again. How can we break this cycle?”