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January 2015


Five Tips that Helped Improve My Child’s Behavior

This guest post was written by Chrissy Kelly, a mom of two boys with autism. You can read more about her and her family on her blog, “Life With Greyson + Parker,” and also her Facebook page.  Our house has been a revolving door of Behavior Therapists over the past almost four years. Both boys put in about 20 hours a week of intense therapy. I never

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Top Ten Autism Research Stories of 2014

This year, we let our readers select Autism Speaks’ Top Ten science stories; here are the studies you found most interesting … This year, we let our readers select Autism Speaks’ Top Ten science stories; here are the studies you found most interesting … December 18, 2014 Take a look back at the year’s “Top Ten” stories in autism research, based on readership and

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ABLE Act is Law in 2015! What You Need To Know

The ABLE Act will make a profound difference for the autism community. Here’s what we’d like you to know about the new law! December 31, 2014 The ABLE Act will make a profound difference for the autism community.  Here’s what we’d like you to know about the new law: Any contributor—such as a family member, a friend, or the disabled person—could establish an ABLE

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Children with autism who live with pets are more assertive

Dogs and other pets play an important role in individuals’ social lives, and they can act as catalysts for social interaction, previous research has shown. Although much media attention has focused on how dogs can improve the social skills of children with autism, a researcher recently found that children with autism have stronger social skills when any kind of pet lived in the home.

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