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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 cafeteria makes him start to gag. Suggestions?”

Help! Our Adult Son Has Severe Autism and Extremely Narrow Diet

“Our grown son - who's severely affected by autism and living in a group home - no longer eats anything but white-bread bologna sandwiches. We're really concerned about his health. What can we do or where can we find help?”

Your Dollars@Work: One Family’s Toilet Training Miracle

By Amy Kelly, who serves on the Family Advisory Committee of the Autism Speaks Autism Treatment Network (AS-ATN) at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.

Our Son Has Asperger's and Eats Constantly – Help!

“Our 7-year-old son has Asperger’s, and he eats constantly. When we try to talk to him about it, he gets very upset. We try controlling what he eats and getting him outside. But he sneaks food, and it’s so hard to get him away from the television.”