Autism Signs Can Be Different in Girls

Sometimes autism symptoms don’t show up in girls the same way they do in boys. In some cases they are more severe; in others, they’re less obvious. A pediatric psychologist explains what autism research has uncovered in recent years.

How Do I Know if My Child Has Autism?

Find the answers to questions that pique your curiosity in our series “The Short Answer.” Behavioral psychologist Cynthia Johnson, PhD, explains how to know if your child has autism.

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Don’t Be Fooled by 8 Common Assumptions About Autism

An autism diagnosis triggers tough questions and difficult emotions for parents. As the number of children diagnosed with autism has risen, so has the amount of misinformation about autism spectrum disorders (ASD). An autism expert helps you separate fact from fiction.

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Can Your Child’s Autism Go Away?

There is no known cure for autism. But recent research might make parents wonder if it ever goes away — either through therapy or through a child simply growing older.

How to Prepare Teens With Autism for Work or College

Contributor: Thomas Frazier, II, PhD  As children with autism grow into teenagers, parents face simple but daunting questions: Will they be able to get a job? Will they be able to get into college? The answers to these questions depend on where a child falls on the autism spectrum. But with the right training and … Read More