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.
A couple, both working as professors at prestigious U.S. universities, have found that certain bacteria in the mother’s digestive tract can lead to having an autistic child. They have also found the exact brain location linked to autistic behaviors.
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.
Changes in education for disabled children are being discussed in Washington. Understand what's at stake, and what you can do.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report that 1 in 45 children aged 8 are or will be diagnosed with autism in 2015.