autism

  1. Tips & Advice

    Safety tips for kids with autism

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    Kids with autism present specific challenges when it comes to safety. Discover tips for working with caregivers, teachers and...
  2. Parenting

    Autism diagnosis: Are more kids said to be autistic just because interpretations have changed?

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    Is something as simple as a different diagnosis for the same symptoms behind the meteoric rise in cases of autism recently? Find out...
  3. K-12

    Kentucky school reportedly puts autistic boy in duffel bag

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    A school is accused of putting a 9-year-old boy who has autism into a duffel bag as punishment. An online petition calling for the...
  4. Parenting

    The basics of autism: An overview

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    We're all trying to understand autism: what it is, what causes it, how to diagnose it, how to treat it. But autism is very complex...
  5. Parenting

    The Autism/Vaccine (Dis)Connection

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    A new study denies any link between the MMR vaccine and autism. But parents who have heard anecdotal evidence to the contrary are...
  6. Tips & Advice

    What you need to know about your child's behavior

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    Parenting is challenging. Parenting can be even more challenging when your toddler begins having emotional outbursts and difficulty...
  7. Tips & Advice

    10 Blogs for special needs parents

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    Connecting with other parents is a great way to feel less alone and more connected. And if you’re the parent of a child with special...
  8. Tips & Advice

    10 Things you should know about autism

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    Parents of children with autism deal with so much -- from fighting for their child’s rights to judgment from other parents. Here’s...
  9. Tips & Advice

    Signs of autism and everyday life with an autistic child

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    Is autism a part of your life? What are the signs of autism? Find advice, tips, research results and information about an autistic...
  10. Pregnancy

    Autism risk increased for closely spaced babies

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    A new study states that the closer babies are spaced, the higher the risk of the younger sibling developing autism.
  11. Children's Health

    Can vaccinations hurt your kids?

    In recent years, vaccination has become an increasingly contentious subject. More and more vaccines are being added to the lists of...
  12. Tips & Advice

    Autism signs & symptoms, qualities & quirks

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    Could your child be autistic? Unfortunately, it can be really tough to tell. There is no simple way to diagnose autism -- it is...
  13. Tips & Advice

    Autism therapies: What educational and medical interventions are available?

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    The first question any parent will ask after hearing their child has been diagnosed with an autistic spectrum disorder is, "What can...
  14. Tips & Advice

    Keeping your autistic child safe: Practical tips for parents

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    For most people, home is their castle. As a parent of a child with autism, your home more often becomes your fortress . And...
  15. Tips & Advice

    Taking your autistic child to a restaurant: Tips on dining out for families living with autism

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    Do you avoid eating out because you have a child with autism, and it's just too stressful to take him to a restaurant? We have some...
  16. Books

    Jodi Picoult's House Rules

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    Everyone loves a Jodi Picoult novel. She's one of America's most popular, contemporary authors - and her 17th novel, "House Rules",...
  17. Tips & Advice

    What parents of special needs kids wish you knew

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    My son has special needs. He has a rare overgrowth syndrome and is developmentally disabled. And when you know that, you might think...
  18. Tips & Advice

    Games that develop social skills in special needs kids

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    One of the most painful parts of parenting a child with special needs is watching your child stand on the sidelines while others...