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.
How can families ease the back-to-school transition for their students with autism – and themselves? Professionals and parents shared their top tips for making this time of year less stressful for everyone.
Researchers want to know: what's the link between autism and suicide risk, and how can we help those in crisis?
A decade ago, Sarah Mire got to know families affected by autism when she worked for a research project. Seeing the hardships they experienced, and their resilience, inspired her current research into stress and coping. She asks, can schools and service providers do more to help?
The hardest part of having autism is the anxiety, a woman with autism said. Anxiety is separate from autism, but it is not surprising that she sees the two disorders as being linked. An extraordinary number of people with autism also have anxiety. Must they endure it in silence?
Research on the subject may be limited, but children and adults with autism do not need to suffer silently with an anxiety disorder. Learn about anxiety treatments – medications and cognitive behavior therapy – for people on the spectrum with anxiety.
An extraordinary number of children and adults with autism also struggle with anxiety. How do you diagnose an anxiety disorder in someone on the spectrum? And what can be done to help?
Children and teens with autism are more likely to be admitted to a hospital for mental health care than their classmates. Researchers wanted to know why.
Parents of children with autism are under tremendous stress. What does that do to their marriage?
Most parents experience stress, but for those raising children with autism, everyday life often brings Stress with a capital S, from managing behavior and therapies to school problems. More than a few studies report that parents of children with autism experience more stress than other parents do. What can families do to cope?