On the Spectrum

On the Spectrum

An increasing number of children are being diagnosed with autism spectrum disorders. But what causes them? How should they be treated? And what do we still have to learn?

Touch and The Autism Spectrum

By Stephen Borgman
Touch can make one touchy!

Siblings of Children with Disabilities

By Avidan Milevsky Ph.D.
“What about me?” Enhancing the Lives of Siblings of Children with Disabilities

New Research on Autism and Suicide

By Lynne Soraya
Research finds children with autism 28X more likely to attempt suicide.

New to Autism? Where to Go for Information

By Chantal Sicile-Kira
Here are the places to go for information on autism.

10 Things You Can do to Help an Autism Family

By Kymberly Grosso
Helping a family whose child has autism is a precious gift.

What Are the Safety Concerns for People on the Autism Spectrum?

By Chantal Sicile-Kira
Chantal Sicile-Kira examines safety concerns for those with autism.

Food, Inflammation, and Autism: Is There a Link?

By Victoria L. Dunckley M.D.
Could food sensitvities be contributing to rising rates of autism?

Does infant video dependence cause autism?

By Stanton Peele
Baby Einstein doesn't help intellectually, but it might cause autism

Do You Think of Narcissism as an Autistic Spectrum Disorder?

By Susan Heitler Ph.D.
“Of course not!” you might say dismissively. Not so quick. Better think again.

Drumming for Development: How Drumming Helps Children with Special Needs

By Kimberly Sena Moore Ph.D.
Using drums for a child's social, emotional, motor, and cognitive development

Depersonalization in the DSM-5

By Elena Bezzubova
Does the Name Change Help to Diagnose and Treat Depersonalization?

Can You Divorce Music From Communication?

By Kimberly Sena Moore Ph.D.
Exploring whether music therapy should be used for communication needs

A Theory About Introversion, Extroversion, and Autism

By Sophia Dembling
One researcher theorizes that introversion and extroversion are not related.

Playing in the Spaces

By Mark O'Connell L.C.S.W.
Tony nominated play, "Casa Valentina," shows us the beauty of gender ambiguity

Autistic Kids Train Service Dogs While Healing Themselves

By Stanley Coren Ph.D., F.R.S.C.
The bond between puppies and autistic kids benefits both of them.

What do gay pride, world records, and Sabbath have in common

By Renee Garfinkel Ph.D.
Religious tradition + inclusiveness = win/win.