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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.

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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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What Record-High Autism Rates Mean for Your Family

Tags: ASD, autism, autism spectrum disorder

Autism diagnosis numbers are higher than ever. Find out how many kids are on the autism spectrum — and what the numbers say.

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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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Study Looks Into the Eyes of Autism

Tags: ASD, autism, diagnosis, research

A wandering gaze and avoiding eye contact are hallmarks of many autism spectrum disorders (ASD). And according to recent research, they may appear earlier in children than previously thought.

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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.

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Mapping the Autistic Brain

Tags: ASD, autism, autism spectrum disorders, innovation, research

Researchers are using a brain-mapping technique to study how changes and differences in the brains of people with autism.

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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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Future Mothers: What the Valproate-Autism Link Means

Tags: ASD, autism, autism spectrum disorders, drugs, epilepsy, medications

Expectant mothers who take the epilepsy drug valproate may face an unexpected side effect: an increased risk of autism for their babies. Two experts weigh in on a new study.

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Autism and Genetics: A Q&A About What We Know

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

With each new gene discovered, the understanding of autism grows. Take a look at the state of the science — and what it means for parents and kids.