Autism

According to the CDC, 1 in 88 kids in America now have autism. Learn how to recognize the signs of autism, what it means to have a child who is on the spectrum, and more.

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How Parenting a Child With Autism Can Affect Your Friendships

As a psychiatrist, I treat children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and know how much their parents struggle with adult friendships. Here's why that needs to change.

CBD Oil and Autism: What Parents Need to Know

CBD oil is becoming an increasingly popular treatment option for a variety of health conditions – including autism. But is CBD oil a safe autism treatment for kids?

What Sesame Street's Julia Wants Your Kids to Know About Autism

Find out how the story behind Sesame Street's first muppet with autism is getting even more special this National Autism Awareness Month.

How to Tell Kids About Autism

"I decided that I could either let her sit and cry and feel terrible, or I could tell her why this was happening." One mom shares her story of telling her child she had autism.

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What Causes Autism: 6 Facts You Need to Know

There are lots of frightening rumors about what causes autism, a mysterious brain disorder, in children. We asked leading experts across the country to get you answers.

Vaccines Do Not Cause Autism—Here's The Proof

Countless studies have shown no link between vaccines and an increased risk of autism spectrum disorders, and that includes getting the flu shot while pregnant. So why are parents and expecting parents still hesitant to vaccinate?

I Haven't Told My Closest Friends About My Son's Autism Diagnosis, Here's Why

How could I say, "Yes, I'm well-versed in the IEP process," without it derailing what was meant to be a carefree evening? Would I be able to adequately explain that although we'd been friends for almost a half-dozen years, I'd never told her my son has autism?