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Medical Reference Related to Autism

  1. 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.

  2. Benefits of Occupational Therapy for Autism

    WebMD examines the role of occupational therapy in a treatment plan for autism.

  3. 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.

  4. Pervasive Developmental Disorders (PDDs)

    WebMD's overview of pervasive developmental disorders (PDDs), including causes, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatments.

  5. The Latest on Autism

    WebMD reviews the latest information about autism, including research into the causes of the disorder.

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. Benefits of Speech Therapy for Autism

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

  9. Autism Symptoms, Causes, Treatment, and More

    WebMD explains autism, including possible causes, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatments.

  10. 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.

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