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Preparing your child with autism for a medical visit

The Children’s National Beyond The Spectrum team shares some tips for preparing your child with autism for a medical visit.

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How to use inflexibility to teach flexibility

Kids with autism are very good at “getting stuck” and being less flexible. Although we often need to help our kids to be more flexible, getting stuck can be a great strength in many situations.

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Understanding autism in Girls

Although much has been accomplished in identifying autism in boys, research regarding autism in girls is lacking.