‘Sesame Street’ is introducing a new character named Julia: a muppet with autism.
Where to find centers and therapists providing ABA--applied behavior analysis--to kids with special needs, including autism, in Nassau County and Suffolk County.
The CIIT Center opened an advanced treatment center for people with autism spectrum disorder in Nassau County.
When you have a child with special needs, this time of year can be challenging. A mother shares her tips and ideas to make the most of the holidays with a child with autism.
Going out to dinner with a child who has autism can be very stressful. These are five tips from a mom who has been there.
Going to the movies with a child who has autism can be a challenge, but here are our top tips for a successful cinematic outing.
Girl AGain boutique in White Plains is hosting in-store events this fall, including author readings, tea parties, and craft activities.
A study that aims to research whether specific genes are linked to autism is looking for participants.
Sesame Workshop's Sesame Street and Autism: See Amazing in All Children initiative aims to help all children better understand autism and combat the stigma of the spectrum disorder.
What parents need to know about touring a preschool for their child with special needs, from safety issues to the staff and student body.
Best places in New York City for a fun day with a child who has autism--activities without long lines, loud noises, or other common challenges, including The Central Park Zoo, the Apple Store, and walking the Brooklyn Bridge.
T Off 4 Autism is holding a special needs golf clinic in Glen Head on June 18.
UPDATED March 2017: April is Autism Awareness Month. Help raise awareness and have some fun with Autism Awareness Month events and more in the New York metro area.
I strived for years to help my daughter form meaningful relationships—from her own twin brother to future romantic partners.
Though it may sometimes not seem like it, children with autism have and show feelings in their own ways, plus tips to connect with a child on the spectrum.
Educators behind a charter school for autistic students in East Harlem hope to open up another location in the South Bronx in time for the 2017-18 school year.
Mother Receives a Flood of Support Following Her Request of Primrose Markers Donations for Her Son with Autism
Stacey Haley lives in Bowmanville, Ontario in Canada and wrote a Facebook post asking for Primrose marker donations for her son with autism, and received an overwhelming amount of support.
A study published by the Karolinska Institue in Stockholm, Sweden found that women with polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) are at a higher risk of having a child with autism.
When a child is diagnosed with autism, he may benefit from applied behavior analysis. But what exactly is ABA and how will it help your child? We've got the answers here.
Stacey Wohl is a mother of two children with autism and has opened a business called Our Coffee with a Cause to help other special-needs families.
Brandon Williams, an autistic teen, saved his classmate with the Heimlich Maneuver.
As part of a new initiative to destigmatize autism, Sesame Street is introducing Julia, a new character who has autism, and with it resources for parents to use.
A New York state law now requires insurances to cover up to 680 hours of applied behavior analysis for children with autism spectrum disorder.
Your child with autism wants to form a secure bond with you, even if it doesn’t always seem that way. Part of the challenge is learning to understand signals: developing insight into how your child’s mind works, trying to see the world as he or she sees it, and not comparing your parenting skills with those of a parent of typical children.
Evolution Youth Fitness, a children's gym in Port Jefferson Station, began a fitness program for children with autism last month. The fitness program for children on the spectrum aims to help children gain physical, social, and cognitive skills.