autism spectrum

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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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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Parents Seek Autism App to Help Child Transition with Less Anxiety

"Is there an app that can help our child move through the day with less anxiety? The tension is worst when there’s something “big” on the schedule like a doctor’s appointment.

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A Grandmotherly Clue in One Family’s Autism Mystery

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How Can We Help our Child Have a Successful Play Date?

"How can we help our child have a successful play date? Some of his autism-related behaviors can produce problems."

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Teen with Autism Gets Help with Hygiene & Appropriate Behavior: Part 2

“How can we help our teenage daughter improve her hygiene and understand the difference between public versus private behavior?” 

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