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Why children with autism struggle with sleep


Half of children who have autism have trouble falling or staying asleep, which may make their symptoms worse. Scientists are just beginning to explore what goes wrong in the midnight hour. Bramli was giving the stink eye to the grown-ups in her room, shooting resentful glances their way. Around 7:30 …

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8 Disorders Your Child Might Have in Addition to Autism


Disorders do not always appear alone; another one might sidle up alongside it. For example, those with anxiety disorders may also suffer from depression. In the medical world, this phenomenon is known as comorbidity. Science has discovered that those with autism may also experience a variety of co-morbid disorders and conditions. …

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10 Things ER Staffers Should Know About Autism

A motion blurred photograph of a child patient on stretcher or gurney being pushed at speed through a hospital corridor by doctors & nurses to an accident and emergency room

  I’m autistic and also have a mental illness. I’ve had to go emergency rooms in hospitals a number of times. The experience has always been traumatic and unhelpful. I’ve experienced a lot of paternalism, been treated as if I’m a naughty child and invalidated in many other ways. In some cases, …

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‘Everyday hero’: Quebec barber finds special connection with 6-year-old client with autism


The phone in Franz Jacob’s barber shop has been ringing off the hook since the last appointment with his six-year-old customer Wyatt Lafrenière. A photo Wyatt’s mother took of the tattooed barber lying on the floor to finish off Wyatt’s haircut got more than 850,000 views on Imgur, an image-sharing platform. ”I understood that with Wyatt I have to …

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