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Why We Love “Aspie” Kids

Lacking in guile, kids with Aspergers communicate in a way that’s refreshingly frank, so says Chantal Sicile-Kira, author, speaker, and autism expert.

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Autism Twitter Chat: Highlights from Our Community

With over six million impressions, The Mother company hosted a successful Twitter chat about kids on the autism spectrum. Leading autism experts, like Anna Kennedy, OBE contributed their tips. Read on for highlights.

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Join us for an Autism Expert Chat

We’re rounding up a group of professionals, bloggers and parents from within the Autism community to discuss the many issues facing parents of children with Autism. Join us!

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Is My Child Autistic? Missed Milestones That Matter

Does conversation elude your three year-old? Can your five year-old tell a simple story? We talk to autism expert, Dr. Elizabeth Borges Harstad, about early signs of autism spectrum disorder, and what steps parents should do during the difficult process of diagnosis.

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The Drawbacks to Medicating Children

Do the benefits of medications for behavioral conditions such as ADHD and ADD outweigh the risks? Dr. Marilyn Wedge offers some important statistics about the increasing number of children receiving medications in the U.S., and discusses some alternative therapies.

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When Medicating Children Makes Sense

After exploring every other avenue, how do we know when it might be appropriate to look at medication to help our children? Dr. Mani Pavulari offers some insight into this tough decision.

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Sensory Processing Disorder

Do loud noises and stimulating situations send your little one into overload? Are his jeans “too rough” and his shirt tags “too itchy”? Doctors Lucy Jane Miller and Sarah Schoen, experts in the field of Sensory Processing Disorder, shed light on this common condition.

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Autism 411

1 in 88 children in this country have Autism. That’s over 1 million kids! We all are – or will be – touched by Autism in our lifetime. Lisa Goring from Autism Speaks helps us build awareness and understanding for the life experience of parents and kids in this ever-growing community.

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Is Your Child Gifted?

Short attention span? Often frustrated? Is your child difficult or… Gifted? Child psychologist Stephanie Meyer, PhD, shows us the signs.