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8 Tips for Helping Teens with Autism Manage Anger

Anger is an emotion, we all feel it from time to time. It can develop slowly, the feelings of disappointment or frustration that continue to build up over time until they simmer over or it can come on quickly, frequently because your child is overwhe...

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Pros and Cons of Mainstream Classrooms for Kids with Autism

Mainstreaming, or inclusion, is educating children with special needs, including those with autism, in regular education classes for part or all of the school day. According to federal guidelines, children with special needs should be placed in the &...

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Autism

Autism Treatment: Some Kids Miss Out

As many as one third of U.S. children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) don't get behavioral or medication treatment to help them manage their neurodevelopmental challenges.

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Autism

Autism May Affect as Many as 1 in 40 U.S. Kids

Results of a nationwide survey of parents suggest autism spectrum disorders affect about 2.5 percent of children — 1.5 million kids — in the United States.

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Autism

Could Zinc Deficiency In Utero Lead to Autism?

Autism has been linked to genetic and environmental factors, such as zinc deficiency. A new study provides more information about the zinc-autism connection.

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Autism

Autism Spectrum Disorders Raise Depression Risk

Young adults with autism are more likely to have depression than those without autism spectrum disorder (ASD), according to a Swedish study.

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Autism

PCOS and Autism: What's the Connection?

According to a British study, polycystic ovary syndrome increases a woman’s risk for having a child with autism.

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Autism

Baby's Response to Bright Light May Be Linked to Autism Risk

Babies whose eyes react more strongly than normal to bright light have a higher risk of being diagnosed with autism than those whose eyes react normally to light, according to a study published in Nature Communications.