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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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See Your Pediatrician if You Have Concerns about Your Infant

Talking on MSNBC’s “News Nation” about the new CDC autism prevalence stati... More...

1 in 68: What Do Autism’s Rising Numbers Mean for Our Families?

Developmental pediatrician Paul Wang is Autism Speaks senior vice president ... More...

Grade-schooler with Autism Nauseated by Food Smells

“Our son, age 9, has a lot of food aversions. Just the sight or smell of many foods make him feel sick. Besides making it difficult to get him to even taste a new food, it’s a real problem at school where just walking into the cafet... More...
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