Skip navigation

Calls to Action

Autism Speaks

Your ATN@Work: A Trip to the Dentist Can Be a Positive Experience

By pediatric dentist Elizabeth Shick, director of Pipeline Programs and Global Health Outreach at the University of Colorado's School of Dental Medicine. Dr. Shick co-authored the Autism Speaks ATN/AIR-P Tool Kit for Dental Professionals, available for free download here.

How Do We Explain Autism Diagnosis & Special Class to our 7-Year-Old?

Our 7-year-old was recently diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder. He’ll be moved to a new classroom and begin ABA therapy in the next few weeks. Can you give us some advice on helping him understand what’s going on?

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?