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Empowering Parents to Help Children Sleep

Posted by neurologist and autism sleep specialist Beth Malow, of Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, and psychologist Terry Katz, of the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine. Both work within Autism Speaks Autism Treatment Network.


An Update from a Community Grant Recipient in Alaska!

In 2011, Autism Speaks awarded a grant to the Disability Law Center of Alaska to run a statewide program to train parents and guardians on how to best advocate for an appropriate IEP for their child. They did outreach to remote, rural populations in the state who would not normally have access to this training. The following is an update from the program!

Family in Remote Area Seeks Autism Treatment Guidance

“I live in an area without access to intensive early intervention therapies for autism. What can I do to help my child?”

Today’s “Got Questions?” answer comes from Autism Speaks Assistant Director for Dissemination Science Lauren Elder.

A Drop In The Ocean

This blog post is from Sonal, a speech language pathologist from Los Angeles.

I now understand the feelings and emotions parents go through when they hear the first word spoken by their kid, or when he took the first step, or even barely started making sounds.

Delivering ‘Real World’ Science at Autism Speaks National Conference

Posted by Autism Speaks Vice President for Clinical Programs Clara Lajonchere. Dr. Lajonchere was the chair of the organizing committee for Autism Speaks’ 2013 National Conference for Families and Professionals, held in Columbus, Ohio, this past weekend.