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Autism and Weight

Autism and Weight

Kids with autism are more likely to have weight issues. Learn how to help kids with ASDs get active in the Philly area.

September 2014
Assistive Technology for Autism

Assistive Technology for Autism

Two occupational therapists discuss the pros and caveats of using assistive technology with children on the autism spectrum.

April 2014
Girls on the Autism Spectrum

Girls on the Autism Spectrum

More girls than you realize are diagnosed with high functioning autism. Here's how to spot symptoms of Aspergers and autism spectrum disorders.

April 2014
Repetitive Stress

Repetitive Stress

How to cope with repetitive behavior often found in kids with autism

September 2013
Hope on the horizon: Promising autism therapies

Hope on the horizon: Promising autism therapies

New therapies and treatments for autism

April 2013
Summer on the Spectrum

Summer on the Spectrum

Philadelphia-area summer camps for kids with special needs

April 2013
Differences Welcome

Differences Welcome

Families with kids with special needs have many opportunities to explore programming and entertainment at area attractions this spring. Local family venues offer special events this month in recognition of Autism Awareness, as well as ongoing programming for kids with sensory issues.

April 2013
Projects Challenge Bright Kids

Projects Challenge Bright Kids

Teachers use global issues, technology and creative expression to engage exceptionally bright children.

April 2012
Managing an Autism Diagnosis

Managing an Autism Diagnosis

Here's how parents can manage their child's autism treatment plan and seek adjustments when they seem to be needed.

April 2012
Autism Cases Are Up 78% since 2007

Autism Cases Are Up 78% since 2007

The CDC says an estimated 1 in 88 children have autism spectrum disorders, which are nearly five times more common among boys.

March 2012
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