Carla Mazefsky became fascinated with autism in college. Inspired by her job teaching a boy with autism, she wanted to make a difference in the lives of others on the spectrum. Follow the path she took in this quest.
Antipsychotic drugs have become something of a "go-to" treatment for the most severe behavior in autism. They're prescribed frequently to children and adults. What are the risks and benefits?
For a person with Asperger’s syndrome, just living in the day-to-day world can be incredibly taxing. They depend on predictability in a world that is often random.
Some people with ASD have to struggle mightily to keep themselves in control of their behavior. Whatever their level of functioning, this is not easy.
This section explores those behaviors and problems that are challenging to people with autism, their families and teachers.