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.

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.
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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?
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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.
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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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More Autism

We Cured Our Son's Autism

When the doctors said our son would be severely disabled for life, we set out to prove them wrong.
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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.
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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?