About the National Standards Project This report provides comprehensive information about the level of scientific evidence that exists in support of the many educational and behavioral treatments currently available for individuals with Autism Spectrum Di..
Note on the Author: Temple Grandin, Ph.D. is the most accomplished and well-known adult with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). She was diagnosed with autism in 1950 and her parents were told she should be institutionalized. She went on to become one of the ..
Good Night, Sleep Tight, and Don’t Let the Bed Bugs Bite: Establishing positive sleep patterns for young children with ASD
Most parents have had some experience with a child who has difficulty falling asleep, wakes up frequently during the night, and/or only sleeps a few hours each night. Temporary sleep difficulties are an “expected” phase of child development. Ongoing a..
Link to autism and environmental factors still needs more research. A current study has been released reporting a possible link between autism and living near freeways. Published by a team of researchers from Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, the Kec..
While many happily anticipate the coming holiday season, families of sons/daughters on the autism spectrum also understand the special challenges that may occur when schedules are disrupted and routines broken. Our hope is that by following these few help..
Feda Almaliti, a parent of a child with autism, struggled for over two years for coverage by her insurance carrier of an expensive yet necessary form of therapy called Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA). It wasn’t until recently, that she became aware ..
New Autism Report: Emphasizes Environmental Factors as Cause New and controversial studies have been released suggesting a link to autism and the environment, including the environment in the womb. California Autism Twin Study Suggests Prenatal Risk Facto..
The National Autism Center announces the completion of the National Standards Project and the publication of the National Standards Report. The National Standards Project answers one of the most pressing public health questions of our time — how do we e..
Overview of the National Standards Project What is the Purpose? The National Standards Project serves three primary purposes: To identify the level of research support currently available for educational and behavioral interventions used with individuals ..
It can be an emotional and overwhelming time when your child is diagnosed with autism. There are a variety of treatments and interventions available for your child. Some programs take place in your home with trained therapists and may include parent train..