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Managing Anxiety in Children with Autism

My eight-year-old with autism rips his clothes when he gets nervous at school. How can I manage my son’s anxiety?

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Adult with Autism Overeats to Self Soothe, Seeks Healthier Approach

“This is a question about me. Some of us on ... More...

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 back... More...

Why Is Brain Tissue Donation Vital to Advancing Autism Treatment?

“I read about BrainNet and your new push to increase postmortem brain donations. Why? What has brain tissue research done for the autism community?”

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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

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Autism and Social Acceptance: The Importance of Table Manners

“We heard autism educator Peter Gerhardt talk about how important table manners are for social acceptance. Our 17 year old has come a long way in other aspects of his social life. But he still grabs food almost before it’s serv... More...

When Medical Issues Complicate Autism's Eating Challenges

Our daughter (who has autism) had a feeding tube for her first two years of life due to laryngomalacia. Now she fears swallowing. What’s a family to do when feeding challenges are complicated by medical conditions?

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