Autism

There are different degrees of Autism, a developmental disorder that affects the brain's normal development of social and communication skills. Learn to spot the signs of autism and find out what you can do to treat it.

Autism Signs: Your Month-by-Month Guide

Researchers now believe you can pick up signs of autism in a baby just under 4 months of age. Here are some signs that may indicate your baby should have a developmental evaluation, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Is It Autism? First Signs & Important Treatments

Learn more about the very first signs of autism, how it's being treated and why early interventention is crucial to helping the development of your little one.

Early Signs of Autism

This video from the Kennedy Krieger Institute, in Baltimore, features three children who show early signs of autism spectrum disorder playing with toys and interacting and communicating with others. It compares the footage on each of these children to that of typical children in the same situations. It helps parents to articulate to their pediatrician any behaviors that concern them, says Rebecca Landa, Ph.D., director of the Center for Autism and Related Disorders.

What It's Really Like To Raise a Child with Autism

My son is 8 and big for his age, but he acts like a toddler -- tantrums and all.

A Test for Autism Risk: Head Lag

A simple test developed by the Kennedy Krieger Institute in Baltimore may be able to help determine whether a child will develop autism and other forms of developmental delays. The pull-to-sit test, done in infants as young as six months old, monitors whether or not a child has head lag, or trouble controlling his neck and head. While the test is not a diagnosis, children with head lag have a higher risk of autism or other social or communication delays.

5 Reasons to Read the Autism Book Everyone's Talking About

Steve Silberman's NeuroTribes: The Legacy of Autism and The Future of Neurodiversity, is the book I wish I'd read first when my son Liam first got his diagnosis 4 years ago.

Children with Autism: The Parents Perspective

Parents talk about the struggles and triumphs of raising children with Autism. Families work every day to overcome challenges such as communication problems, sensory issues, temper tantrums, and societys pressure on Autism children. Video courtesy of interactingwithautism.com

Autism Looks Different in Boys and Girls, New Study Finds

A new study in Molecular Autism tackles the question of whether or not there are quantifiable differences in repetitive and restrictive behaviors between boys and girls with ASD.

No Debate About Vaccine Safety

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump made some controversial remarks about childhood vaccination at last night's debate.

Yes, Kids With Autism Can Be Creative (But You Knew That!)

New research has proven what plenty of parents already know: people with autism can have good creativity.

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