Family-focused holidays, such as Thanksgiving, Chanukah, Christmas, New Year's Day and Kwanzaa can be particularly important events in the life of those with autism.
One of the most understood aspects of autism are the meltdowns experienced by those who live with the disorder. These are often confused by others as behavioral, rather than what they really are, releases of emotional overload.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report that 1 in 45 children aged 8 are or will be diagnosed with autism in 2015.
New research has been published in March 2015 making a direct connection between Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART) and Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).