How to Prepare Teens With Autism for Work or College

As children with autism grow to become teenagers, parents face some very common questions. Will they be able to get a job? Will they be able to get into college? How can I best help them prepare to get there? The answers depend on where a child falls on the autism spectrum, but with the right training and planning tailored to their capabilities, teens can find their path to a great job — and in many cases go on to college.

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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.

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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.

8 Autism Assumptions: Fact or Fiction?