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Videoblog: Peter Gerhardt at the National Conference

Meeting the Needs of Adolescents and Adults with Autism: Peter Gerhardt, Ed.D., educational director of the McCarton Upper School and a keynote speaker at the Autism Speaks National Conference, explains the urgency of developing strategies for adolescents and adults with autism.

Videoblog: Amy Hess & Lisa Goring at the National Conference

“Putting It All Together” for Your Child with Autism: Amy Hess, ATN site coordinator at Nationwide Children’s Hospital, and Lisa Goring, Autism Speaks vice president of Family Services, discuss key points for successfully orchestrating family-centered care and coordinating care across providers. Hess and Goring both have children on the autism spectrum.

 

Videoblog: Managing Challenging Behaviors

From the Autism Speaks National Family Conference in Columbus, Ohio, Daniel Coury, MD, discusses three ways that families can better manage challenging behaviors of their child with autism. Dr.

Pesticide Exposure and Risk of Autism

This week’s “Got Questions?” answer is from Alycia Halladay, Ph.D., Autism Speaks director of research for environmental sciences.

While I was pregnant, I came in contact with a pesticide that has now been removed from the market. Could this have been one of the reasons my child has autism?