Have Researchers Found the Neurological Mechanism that Causes Autism?

While most researchers agree that autism is triggered by a combination of genetic and environmental factors, no one has been able to pinpoint the triggered neurological mechanism that ultimately results in autism spectrum disorder (ASD). However, new research mayexplain this longstanding mystery. In the study, researchers found that the brains of people with ASD had a significantly higher number of brain …

7 Tips for Avoiding Isolation and Loneliness When Parenting Someone on the Autism Spectrum

People with autism are amazing, but oftentimes their parents feel lonely or isolated. Sensory issues and potential for meltdowns may keep many families in the house. Babysitters and people who can provide respite care aren’t always easy to find. And many parents of children with autism just feel alone in their struggles and have a hard time finding people who …

8 Things You Might Not Have Known About Autism

8 Things You Might Not Have Known About Autism 7) 6) 5) 4) 3) 2) Learn more about our wandering resources here. In addition, Autism Speaks is partnered with The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children to help keep our loved ones safe. You can learn more about our partnership here. 1) What facts do you think we should add next …

I Had No Idea This Behavior Was So Common Among Children with Autism — Now I Know How to Help!

Wandering is common among neurotypical toddlers and young children, and it is often short-lived — however, for children and adults with autism, the behavior can continue for years, with nearly fifty percent of all children on the autism spectrum engaging in the behavior. Individuals on the spectrum often have difficulties with sensory input, communication, and safety awareness, which can lead to …