Students on the autism spectrum are often as smart as their peers — so why do so few go to college?
STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — Richard was one of the brightest kids in his high school class. His parents figured college was the next step, but that dream was nearly cut short in his first semester. Miscommunication with a professor resulted in an argument over handing in a paper he wasn’t finished with. Richard stormed in …
Autism spectrum disorder (ASD): A parent's guide
Autism spectrum disorder (ASD): What exactly is this condition and how does it affect children? Definition, symptoms, support and resources for parents.
What does it mean to be on the autism spectrum?
Published Apr. 19, 2018 Autism is more than a single disorder Autism rates have risen since researchers first started tracking the disorder back in 2000. Today, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that one in 68 children has autism, or one in every 42 boys and one in every 189 girls But while the number of diagnoses is increasing, it doesn’t necessarily mean that autism is on the rise. Many researchers believe this increase comes primarily from an improvement in…
Autism spectrum disorder: if not vaccines, then what?
New information gained from major scientific papers over the last two years has shed light on the causes and progression of autism spectrum disorder. Estimates from the Global Burden of Disease St…
Travel tips for parents of children with autism spectrum disorder
Three-year-old Nigel Odom has come a long way since he was diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder when he was 12-months old.
How to detect autism spectrum disorder in toddlers
Because autism spectrum disorder (ASD) diagnoses are growing so rapidly, educating ourselves about the disorder can help us better understand the children and adults who have been identified as being
Brainerd Elementary students learn how to communicate with those on the autism spectrum
Preschool through second-graders at the Mount Holly school learned new ways to communicate with peers on the autism spectrum. Displays, lessons and
What we needed to hear when our son was diagnosed on the autism spectrum
All the things we wished we'd known when our son was diagnosed on the autism spectrum.
5 tips for parents to build communication skills with children with autism spectrum disorder
Specialists offer a series of tips on how parents of children with autism spectrum disorder can help their children communicate with more people and in different places.
What is autism spectrum disorder? Amy Schumer speaks about husband's diagnosis
Actor Amy Schumer has revealed that her husband, Chris Fischer, has been diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). In an upcoming Netflix special titled Amy Schumer: Growing, the 37-year-old