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Autism Spectrum Disorders Health Center

Medical Reference Related to Autism

  1. Tips for Parenting a Child With Autism

    If you are parenting a child with autism, learn more from WebMD about treatment options and special challenges you may face in the future.

  2. Helping Your Child With Autism Get a Good Night's Sleep

    Children with autism may have trouble sleeping -- and that affects the whole family. WebMD explains ways of help your child get a good night's sleep.

  3. Gluten-Free/Casein-Free Diets for Autism

    WebMD explains the theory behind the gluten-free/casein-free (GFCF) diet for autism.

  4. Rett Syndrome

    WebMD explains what causes Rett syndrome, a rare form of autism that affects only girls. Plus, here you'll learn about the symptoms and treatments as well as what to expect if your child has Rett syndrome.

  5. Autism Spectrum Disorders

    WebMD explains autism spectrum disorders, including Asperger's syndrome, Rett syndrome, PDD-NOS, and childhood disintegrative disorder.

  6. High-Functioning Autism and Asperger's Syndrome

    Whether it's labeled high-functioning autism or Asperger's syndrome, the condition presents daily challenges. WebMD examines the treatments, challenges, and ways families can help.

  7. Benefits of Speech Therapy for Autism

    WebMD explains the role of speech-language therapy in the treatment of autism.

  8. Asperger's Syndrome

    Learn more from WebMD about Asperger's syndrome, an autism spectrum disorder that affects language and behavioral development in children.

  9. History of Autism

    Where did the term autism come from, and how has knowledge about autism changed over the years? WebMD gives you the background you need to have a better understanding of the history, types, diagnosis, and treatment of autism.

  10. Autism Therapies: ABA, RDI, and Sensory Therapies

    WebMD explains three effective autism therapies: ABA (Applied Behavior Analysis) Training, RDI (Relationship Development Intervention) Training, and Sensory Therapy. Find out what each one is, what happens, and if it's right for you or your child.

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