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A Parent Wonders: Are New Repetitive Behaviors OCD or ‘Just Autism’

“Our 25-year-old son, diagnosed with PDD-NOS, has always had some repetitive behaviors. Lately, though, he's wanting to redo things such as getting undressed or showering right after he's done. He’ll insist we back... More...

May is Mental Health Awareness Month

This introduction to Mental Health Awareness Month is written by developmental pediatrician ... More...

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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When Medical Issues Complicate Autism's Eating Challenges

Our daughter (who has autism) had a feeding tube for her first two years of life due to laryngomalacia. Now she fears swallowing. What’s a family to do when feeding challenges are complicated by medical conditions?

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New Tools to Get You Ready for Trips to the Eye Doctor!

This is a post by Susan Connors, MD, mother of a young adult with autism, instructor at Harvard Medical School and phy... 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...

Collaboration Meetings are the Key!

Tom Hess is the parent of an active, funny, free-spirited child with autism and his witty and charming older sister.  He and his wife are very active in autism projects and programs in Ohio and around the country. Tom has a wealth of busi... More...

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