Young Adult With Autism Reaches For the Stars

The Cleveland Clinic recently profiled an ambitious teen with autism who continues to defy expectations. At age 3, he could not walk, talk or easily swallow food. His doctors in Israel suggested a lifetime of institutionalization. Not content with that plan his parents pursued other o
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For Girls With Autism, Differences Matter

When you think of “autism,” does a male child come to mind? It’s understandable if you answer “yes.” Past estimates have suggested that for every female on the autism spectrum, there are three to four males. On the high-functioning end of the spectrum, estimates have been even higher
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Discussing Your Child’s Autism With a New Teacher

Parents of children with Autism face special challenges as Autism comes in many forms and no two cases are alike. Many children who have high-functioning Autism are able to attend regular schools, but often times a new school year means that parents need to explain their child’s
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Does Your Child Need a Speech Evaluation?

If you’re like many parents, you own a parenting book or two (or three!) that carefully describes important developmental milestones in your child’s life. Using these as a guide, you anticipate your baby’s first smile, first steps, first word. While so many of these
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