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Holiday travel & autism: Five tips for success on the road

@ Tue, 10/10/2017 - 08:15

The holidays mean travel for many families - and that can challenge toilet training for kids with autism. These 5 tips can help...

Do you have some strategies to help us maintain toilet training when we travel with our 10-year-old who has autism? There’s no problem remembering to use the bathroom at home and school. But we still need a diaper when we travel or otherwise disrupt our usual routine.

Editor’s note: The following information is not meant to diagnose or treat and should not take the place of personal consultation, as appropriate, with a qualified healthcare professional and/or behavioral therapist.

Today’s “Got Questions?” answer is by psychologist and behavior analyst Daniel W. Mruzek, of the…

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Autism and the doctor visit: Communication tips for success

Jessica Sachs @ Mon, 09/11/2017 - 10:21

A pediatrician with Missouri’s Thompson Center for Autism shares strategies for making medical appointments run smoothly for kids on the spectrum

A pediatrician with Missouri’s Thompson Center for Autism shares strategies for making medical appointments run smoothly for kids on the spectrum 

By pediatrician Kristin Sohl, of the University of Missouri’s Thompson Center for Autism and Neurodevelopmental Disorders. The Thompson Center is one of 13 sites in the Autism Speaks Autism Treatment Network.

As readers of this website know well, doctor visits can be a challenge for patients with autism, their families and…

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