autism spectrum

Help! 10 Year Old with Autism Gorges Till He Throws Up

Advice on breaking the cycle from specialists in the Autism Speaks Autism Treatment Network

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Autism and Social Acceptance: The Importance of Table Manners

“We heard autism educator Peter Gerhardt talk about how important table manners are for social acceptance. Our 17 year old has come a long way in other aspects of his social life. But he still grabs food almost before it’s serv... More...

‘Affinity Therapy’ for Autism: Author Reflects on Growing Interest

Guest post by Ron Suskind, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and author of ... More...

What is PANDAS? How Is It Different from Autism?

“PANDAS turned out to be the cause of new obsessive-compulsive symptoms in our son, who also has autism. But the lack of information and awareness left his symptoms untreated for nearly 3 years. Would love you to help more people und... More...

1 in 68: What Do Autism’s Rising Numbers Mean for Our Families?

Developmental pediatrician Paul Wang is Autism Speaks senior vice president ... More...

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 cafet... More...
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