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Reflections and Advice from a 20-year-old on the Spectrum

Reflections and Advice from a 20-year-old on the Spectrum http://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/reflections-advice-on-the-spectrum/

I first met Cosette and her mom when they were referred to me by their pediatric neurologist. He wondered if Cosette, then six years old, might be autistic. Our evaluation affirmed that yes, Cosette was on the autism spectrum, that she was clearly struggling, and that she needed assistance and resources. At that time, Cosette […]

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In the Patterns of Shakespeare, a Method to Break Down Autism Barriers

The past 30 years have brought greater support and understanding for people with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) with new interventions helping bridge some of the most challenging social challenges. We now know social skills can be taught through a diverse array of approaches, from group interventions and social stories to response training and problem-solving. Most […]

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Taking an Important Look at Autism and Habitual Dysphagia

Taking an Important Look at Autism and Habitual Dysphagia

It’s not what you’re eating: it’s how you’re eating.  Dysphagia (swallowing disorder) has not received a lot of attention for individuals with autism. The symptoms may be mild, masked, or uneventful in the pediatric population.  Dysphagia may be noted, but in the big picture, it may not be a priority.  Further evaluation and treatment of […]

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