Autism


Autism Resources
Source: Families Helping Families of Greater New Orleans, September 2019

Autism Spectrum Disorders (English)
Source:  A legacy resource from NICHCY, June 2010

El Espectro del Autismo (Spanish)
Source:  A legacy resource from NICHCY, June 2010

Autism
Source:  Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Autism at the Dentist
A dentist office has a lot going on within the office and can lead to sensory overload for some children.  This article provides you with some ideas to make your trip to the dentist go more smoothly.
Source:  Denise M. Barrera, MPH

Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and Sleep 
Sleep is a major issue for many adults and children who have been diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Recent studies suggest that up to 80% of young people with ASD also have difficulty falling and/or staying asleep at night. Lack of sleep can exacerbate some of the behavioral characteristics of ASD, such as hyperactivity, aggression, and lack of concentration. As a result, people with ASD who have a hard time sleeping may struggle at work or in their classroom. We’ll look at some of the most common sleep issues among adults and children with ASD, as well as some suitable treatment options and tips for managing ASD and sleep on a regular basis.
Source: TUCK Advancing Better Sleep

Kisses Yuck!  Social Challenges for Youth with Aspergers
Great article on when children with Aspergers or other developmental disabilities are put in uncomfortable social situations.
Source:  Denise M. Barrera, MPH

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