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The Gut-Brain Connection to Autism 

Research supports the idea of a gut-brain connection to autism. In fact, the gut may be involved in many mental health issues. Here's what you should know.


Socializing Kids with Autism 

Interacting with others can be difficult even though most children on the autism spectrum want friends. Here's how to help your child improve his or her social skills.

Autism and Delayed Speech 

Many children on the autism spectrum start speaking late. Enrolling your child in social skills training and speech intervention can improve his or her language skills.


What Causes Autism? 

Scientists do not yet know what causes autism spectrum disorder (ASD), but many suspect that several factors might be at work in each individual child's case.

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Personalized Medicine for Autism 

Targeted treatments bring hope to people on the autism spectrum and their families. Here's what you should know about genetic research for autism.


What Is Asperger’s Syndrome?  

Spotting Asperger’s syndrome symptoms in childhood is important. With effective treatment, people with Asperger’s syndrome can succeed in school and jobs.