Thomas Frazier II, PhD

Thomas Frazier II, PhD

Thomas Frazier II, PhD, studies ways to better understand autism symptoms and diagnosis. Dr. Frazier is conducting the first-ever prospective study of a genetic risk tool that may help to improve early diagnosis of autism. He is Director of the Cleveland Clinic Children’s Hospital Center for Pediatric Behavioral Health and Center for Autism.

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5 Ways to Help Your Child With Autism Make Friends

Tags: ASD, autism, autism spectrum disorder, social skills

Imagine trying to make new friends when you have a tough time understanding body language or figures of speech. This is the challenge for children with autism — but parents can help.


If Your Child Has Autism, Perception Matters

Tags: ASD, autism, autism spectrum disorder, behavioral therapy

A joke, a laugh, subtle body language — understanding these social cues doesn’t come easily for people with autism.


How to Manage Challenging Behavior in Children With Autism

Tags: ASD, autism, autism spectrum disorder, behavior

Aggression toward a sibling or classmate. Self injury. Wandering off without warning. Many children with autism exhibit this challenging behavior. What can parents do?

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Can Medication Help With Your Child’s Autism?

Tags: ADHD, ASD, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), autism, autism spectrum disorder, medication, medications

When aggression, self-injury or other symptoms get in the way of your child’s social and academic development, medications offer extra help.

Young boy and doctor

What Autism Changes Mean for You and Your Children

Tags: ASD, autism, autism spectrum disorder, diagnosis

Nearly a year ago, the world of autism diagnosis changed. Find answers to five common questions about what the changes mean for your child.

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How to Prepare Teens With Autism for Work or College

Tags: ASD, autism, autism spectrum disorder

With the right training and planning — tailored to their capabilities — teens can find a path to a job and, in some cases, college.

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Autism: 4 Ways to Improve Your Child’s School Days

Tags: autism, autism spectrum disorders, back to school, behavior

How to ease fears by building two-way communication with teachers and others who work with your child.

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Video Games and Autism: Watch for Overuse

Tags: ADHD, ASD, autism, autism spectrum disorders, video games

A study finds that boys diagnosed with autism spectrum disorders or ADHD spend much more time playing video games than their peers. Learn how to set limits and make video games a positive.


5 Ways to Help A Child With Autism Learn Social Skills

Tags: ASD, autism, behavior

With the right understanding and practice, you can play a major role in your child’s education. Start with the basics — just as your child will.

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7 Surprises About People With Autism

Tags: ASD, autism, autism awareness month 2013, autism spectrum disorders, myths

Learn why stereotypes don’t fit people with autism any better than they fit the rest of us.