Research into autism has risen rapidly in recent decades, along with the autism rate itself. But has one group been left behind?
Communication and autism
One fourth of the youth with autism admitted to a hospital for psychiatric care had a history of being abused, and some had developed PTSD.
From 25 to 30 percent of people with autism speak few or no words. Despite an increase in overall autism research, why do we know so little about them?
Do speech problems really fuel challenging behavior in autism? A study of youth with autism in psychiatric hospitals calls that "prevailing assumption" into some question, while pointing to another influence.
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Dr. Ami Klin, director of the Marcus Autism Center, is one of the top researchers studying the first signs of autism in infants and toddlers. In this recorded webinar, Dr. Klin discusses the challenges and solutions for the early diagnosis of ASD and the critical role of early diagnosis and intervention in improving the symptoms of autism.
Over the years, I’ve run into many absorbing, amazing, heartbreaking, and life-affirming films involving individuals with autism, their families, and the world at large. Included in my favorites are the films by Dan Habib. Don't miss these short films.
No Speech Delay, but Substantial Problems with Nonverbal Communication and the “Art of Conversation"
Date First Published: April 2, 2007
Researchers found that most young children with autism spectrum disorder and severe language delay developed "phrase or fluent" speech by age 8, with almost half achieving fluent speech. These findings suggest that a greater percentage of children with autism "may be capable of attaining phrase speech than previously reported."
A child’s diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) often comes after months or years of worry and a long and painful search for answers. Receiving that final, official word can be very hard, even if parenta expected the diagnosis, or fought fiercely for the evaluation that led to it. As they begin to regroup, learning how to navigate education, medical, and insurance systems, they may also wonder: When will we tell our child about this diagnosis? When will we tell his brothers and sisters? How will we tell them?