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From Geneva: Wrap Up of the Historic 1st WHO Conference on Autism

[slideshow:2, order=top, width=600, height=490, img=|http://www.autismspeaks.org/sites/default/files/images/news/who-round-table-slide-1.jpg|||Attendees of the historic first WHO Consultation on Autism and Developmental Disabilities assembled in the Executive Boardroom of the World Health Organization headquarters this week\, in Geneva\, Switzerland.

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 she asks when her mommy is coming. Do you have any suggestions on how I can help her feel more comfortable?”

Perspective on Increased Diabetes Risk with Antipsychotic Medications

 Posted by developmental pediatrician Daniel Coury, medical director of Autism Speaks Autism Treatment Network (AS-ATN). Dr. Coury is also the chief of developmental-behavioral pediatrics at Nationwide Children’s Hospital, in Columbus, Ohio.

 

Our Special Dog for Our Special Boy

Michele Arbogast is the senior writer-producer for Autism Speaks. She has three children. Her 9-year-old son Kyle is affected by autism and benefits from the assistance of a service dog. Michele is responding to the recent news story about a family's experience when they were told their daughter Shyanna was unable to attend school because of her teacher's allergies to dander from her service dog.