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Are Children Born with Autism, or Does it Develop Later?

“We hear so much about autism risk factors during pregnancy and delivery. But our kids aren’t born with autism, they develop it later. I don’t get it.”

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Families Guide Bulgaria’s National Plan for Autism

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Parents Ask: What Should We Look for in an Evaluation for Autism?

“We’ve been told our child should get evaluated for autism. How do we get a good evaluation?”

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Autism Speaks at Autism-Europe

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What Is It about Autism and Food?

“What is it about autism and food? It seems to provide our son with such comfort. But his narrow focus becomes an obsession that leads to meltdowns.”

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A Conversation with the Filipino-American Community

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Autism at the UN High-Level Meeting on Disabilities and Development

“Working together, we can create a world for persons with disabilities with no limits.” - United Nations Messenger of Peace Stevie Wonder  

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From Geneva: Wrap Up of the Historic 1st WHO Conference on Autism

[slideshow:2, order=top, width=600, height=490, img=|http://www.autismspeaks.org/sites/default/files/images/news/who-round-table-slide-1.jpg|||Attendees of the historic first WHO Consultation on Autism and Developmental Disabilities assembled in t... More...

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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