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“My adult autistic son has been spitting up. It seems to be triggered by anxiety, will last a day and then stop as quickly as it started. He’s on medication for gastric reflux and had endoscopies to open up a narrow esophagus. He also takes medication for seizures and has a hiatal hernia. Any suggestions?” 

“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?”

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.