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Autism

Pregnancy superhero: Study ties mother’s folic acid intake to lower autism risk for baby

Babies: A new study found that women taking multivitamins with folic acid before and during pregnancy may lower their baby’s risk of autism. Read more…

A mother’s intuition: Autistic son improves with his mom’s own therapeutic approach

Therapies: In the second part of our story on Whitney Ellenby’s book “Autism Uncensored,” Ellenby feels that her son’s doctor-recommended therapy was not helpful to him, and opts for an open and honest approach. Read more…
Special Needs: New York City author Maxine Rosaler, who is a mother of an autistic child, uses her real-life experience to write her new darkly comic novel, “Queen for a Day.” Read more…

When is it okay to lie to your special-needs son?

Schooling: What do you say to your autistic son who has ambitions way beyond his ability? Read more…

‘Autism Uncensored:’ Mom tells son’s story in autobiography

Therapies: Whitney Ellenby had high expectations for her first son, Zack. But her perfectly controlled world soon unraveled when she noticed that something with Zack was not quite typical. Read more…

Flying under the radar: Autism underdiagnosed in girls

Diagnosis: So-called “higher-functioning” autistic women are relatively rare birds. And the reason for this, says guest columnist Sally J. Pla, is that she believes they can reach adulthood undiagnosed. Read more…
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