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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.”

Today’s “Got Questions?” answer is by developmental-behavioral pediatrician Paul Wang, Autism Speaks senior vice president for medical research.

A Conversation with the Filipino-American Community

Posted by Andy Shih, Autism Speaks senior vice president of scientific affairs. On Sept. 24th, Dr. Shih participated in "A Conversation with the Filipino-American Community about Autism,” with Autism Speaks Associate Director of Public Health Research Michael Rosanoff and Assistant Director of Public Health Research Amy Daniels.

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

 

Posted by Amy Daniels, Autism Speaks assistant director for public health research

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 the Executive Boardroom of the World Health Organization headquarters this week\, in Geneva\, Switzerland.

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 she asks when her mommy is coming. Do you have any suggestions on how I can help her feel more comfortable?”