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Monday, February 24, 2014

Mothers of children with autism use different parenting techniques than mothers of children who don't have the developmental disorder, according to a new study. When parenting a child with autism, the moms rely less on discipline to enforce rules and more on reinforcing desired behaviors, which the researchers called "positive parenting."

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

A new study looked at 85 children with autism spectrum disorder at different points in time from ages 2 to 19 to see if their intelligence scores as toddlers would predict the presence of intellectual disability in adulthood. About 85 percent of the time, researchers found that the early measurements did predict the presence of significant intellectual disabilities at age 19, according to a study published in Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry.1