Parents are bombarded with stories that say autism is linked to a smorgasbord of things, from mom's age to air pollution. How do we make sense of this?
When Luther Kalb worked at a hospital unit for children with psychiatric problems and developmental disabilities, he heard "horror stories" about the children entering the hospital through the Emergency Room (ER). Later, he became part of a research team that created the first large study of psychiatric-related ER visits for children with autism. The study reached interesting conclusions about how often children with autism visit the ER and why their insurance might play a role.
What happens when someone with autism leaves school and makes the transition to adult services, college, work or new housing? What does research say about the issues that affect adults with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and their families.
I was sitting at Taco Bell with my 13-year-old who has Asperger's syndrome.
Theory of Mind and Autism
This section describes the features of autism spectrum disorder, provides help for the newly diagnosed, explores therapies and treatments, describes challenging behaviors, and includes information for and about adults with autism.
Information for families of newly diagnosed children
This section explores those behaviors and problems that are challenging to people with autism, their families and teachers.
What does it mean to have a diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder, and why can people with that diagnosis differ so much from each other?