Our daughter has been loving and affectionate for twelve years. But since she’s reached puberty she’s been biting, scratching and completely checking out when she gets her period. What is known about girls with autism at puberty?
Posted by Andy Shih, PhD, Autism Speaks senior vice president of scientific affairs
What advice can you give parents on how we should talk about dating and intimacy with our teens who have autism?
Posted by Clara Lajonchere, PhD, Autism Speaks vice president of clinical programs
Guest post by Nir Oksenberg, a 2011 Dennis Weatherstone predoctoral fellow at the University of California, San Francisco.
Two new research reports shine light on multi-generational influences on autism. Here's some much needed perspective on what they mean - and don't mean...
Posted by Alycia Halladay, PhD, Autism Speaks senior director of environmental and clinical sciences
Posted by Alycia Halladay, PhD, Autism Speaks senior director of environmental and clinical sciences and Jill James, PhD. Dr. James is a member of Autism Speaks Treatment Advisory Board, which reviews proposals for treatment studies.
One of your recent blogs described a study aimed at managing the weight gain associated with the antipsychotic medicines used to treat autism-related irritability. We’re considering one of these medications for our child. Are there other side effects?