Autism Speaks

Easing Separation Anxiety in a 4 Year Old with Autism

“When my aunt is at work, I take care of my 4-year-old cousin who has autism. Her doctor says that developmentally she’s like an 18 month old. I’m writing because she has really bad separation anxiety. Every few minutes s... More...

Parents Seek Help Discussing Autism with Newly Diagnosed 9 Year Old

"Our son, age 9, was recently diagnosed with autism. He knows something's up, but we’re not sure how to explain. Advice?"

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Perspective on Increased Diabetes Risk with Antipsychotic Medications

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Our Special Dog for Our Special Boy

Michele Arbogast is the senior writer-producer for Autism Speaks. She has three children. Her 9-year-old son Kyle is affected by autism and benefits from the assistance of a service dog. Michele is responding to the recent news story about a f... More...

Parents Seek Autism App to Help Child Transition with Less Anxiety

"Is there an app that can help our child move through the day with less anxiety? The tension is worst when there’s something “big” on the schedule like a doctor’s appointment.

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A Grandmotherly Clue in One Family’s Autism Mystery

Guest post by Jill Escher, founder of ... More...

How Can We Help our Child Have a Successful Play Date?

"How can we help our child have a successful play date? Some of his autism-related behaviors can produce problems."

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Teen with Autism Gets Help with Hygiene & Appropriate Behavior: Part 2

“How can we help our teenage daughter improve her hygiene and understand the difference between public versus private behavior?” 

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Empowering Parents to Help Children Sleep

Posted by neurologist and autism sleep specialist Beth Malow, of Vanderbi... More...

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