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Helping Children With Autism During Covid-19

Stay-at-home orders and social distancing practices arising from the COVID-19 pandemic have impacted us all. However, for individuals diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), their family, and caregivers, the pandemic has created numerous challenges. It’s important during this ongoing crisis that we all come together to establish ways of dealing with these challenges. Also, we…

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What Is the Autism CARES Act?

According to the most recent estimates by the Center for Disease Control (CDC), Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) affects an estimated 1 in every 54 children. But presentations of ASD vary widely on the spectrum. For instance, some individuals exhibit impairments in social communication and interaction, while other individuals with ASD may engage in repetitive patterns…

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New Autism Guidelines

New Autism Guidelines For the first time in more than a decade, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has released a full clinical report on Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), including new guidelines for the identification and treatment of children on the spectrum. The full report, Identification, Evaluation, and Management of Children With Autism Spectrum Disorder,…