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Son Frustrated by Clumsiness: Just His Autism? What Can Help?

“Our 10-year-old son has high-functioning autism. He really wants to play with other kids at recess but has a hard time catching and kicking balls. We tried soccer to improve his skills. But he comes home angry because he keeps missi... More...

Social Communication Disorder: Parents Seek Guidance

“Can you explain the new DSM-5 category of Social Communication Disorder? Who would receive this diagnosis, and what therapies would help?”

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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?”

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How Long Should We Try This Behavioral Medication?

“We’ve started our child on medication for some very challenging autism-related behaviors. If we’re not seeing change, how long do we keep using it?” ... More...

10 Steps to Help your Teen with Autism Navigate Dating

What advice can you give parents on how we should talk about dating and intimacy with our teens who have autism?

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Horseback Riding as Autism Therapy

I’d like to know more about equine therapy. Can horseback riding really help people with autism?

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Behavioral Medication Side Effects

One of your recent blogs described a study aimed at manag... More...

Guidance on Probiotics

I’ve been reading about probiotics for relieving GI distress – and even improving behavior – in individuals with autism.  Should I buy them?  What’s the best kind?

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Discrete Trial Training

 

What is Discrete Trial Training? Is it the same approach as ABA?

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