You weren't imagining it: sleep and gastrointestinal troubles really do occur together in many children with autism. So says a new study that found that kids with autism who have sleep problems are twice as likely to have GI problems, and vice versa.
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Watch this webinar on "Employment Expectations and Resources" for people with disabilities, by Judith Gross, Ph.D., an assistant research professor at the Beach Center on Disability at the University of Kansas.
What happens to your career when you or your child has autism? Find out what research says about the effect of autism on job histories – and how some parents and adults with ASD have responded to the challenge.
Autism may not be as rare in girls as once believed. Some girls appear to have less severe symptoms than boys, and to be better able to mask social challenges at school. According to research by IAN and others, girls with milder forms of autism are diagnosed later than boys, possibly delaying intervention. Some may not be diagnosed at all.
Cheryl Hammond has been expecting this day for years. Her son, Kyle, on the verge of his 22nd birthday, will graduate from high school in June and enter the world of disability services for adults with autism. What will he and thousands of others face as they transition to adulthood?
Sarah, 12, arrived in a psychiatric unit wearing a helmet to protect her when she banged her head. She frequently hit, bit herself, and refused to eat. She couldn't communicate. Previous hospital and residential treatment stays failed to help her. Was the potent mix of puberty and her severe autism to blame?
National Geographic arrives with the provocative title, "The War on Science." Inside, readers learn that some people are skeptical of vaccines and other things commonly accepted by scientists. Into this divide comes Dr. Ruth Fischbach. Can her study on autism close the gap between parents and scientists?
This recorded webinar with Ruth L. Fischbach Ph.D. explores how parents and scientists differ – or agree – on important topics including the causes of autism, genetic testing, and stigma.
Who hasn't felt the disapproving stares of others when their child with autism was acting differently? Those glares convey the shame, disappointment or rejection that societies around the globe attach to autism. What does stigma mean for people?
Comedian Jerry Seinfeld stepped into a minefield when he diagnosed himself as being on the autism spectrum – "on a very drawn out scale." He complained of problems with social engagement and understanding figures of speech. Were these faint whispers of autism he described similar to the Broad Autism Phenotype?