Article: National Institutes of Health: For young children with autism, directing attention boosts language

This study, conducted by researchers from the National Institutes of Health, confirms that intensive therapy to engage the attention of young children with autism helps them acquire language faster and build lasting language skills.

Article: UC Davis: Autism Early Invention Found to Normalize Brain Activity in Children as Young as 18 Months

This article discusses a study regarding the Early Start Denver Model (ESDM), an intervention method that fuses a play-based, developmental, relationship-based approach and the teaching methods of applied behavioral analysis.

Article: UC Davis: Diagnosis Often Missed for Hispanic Children with Developmental Delay, Autism

This article discusses a study, conducted by researchers from the UC Davis MIND Institute, that compares development in Hispanic and non-Hispanic children.

Article: The Autism Society: School Transitions in the Elementary Grades

This article offers suggestions for families of young children with autism and other developmental disabilities that are in the process of transitioning from one grade to the next.

Article: The Autism Society: Establishing Positive Sleep Patterns for Children on the Autism Spectrum

This article discusses ways for parents to address persistent sleep disturbances that children with autism and other developmental disabilities may experience.

Article: The Autism Society: Sibling Perspectives: Guidelines For Parents

This article is intended to help provide families with important information and suggestions for supporting siblings of individuals with autism or other developmental disabilities.

Article: NCWD/Youth: Helping Youth Build Work Skills for Job Success: Tips for Parents and Families

This article offers strategies that parents and families can use to help their youth with disabilities develop and enhance skills for employment.

Article: The National Center on Educational Outcomes: Earning a High School Diploma through Alternative Routes

This study examines the alternative routes to passing the high school exit exam that are available to students, specifically students with disabilities, to earn a standard high school diploma.

Article: Think College!: A Prelude to Progress: The Evolution of Postsecondary Education for Students with Intellectual Disabilities

This article provides a historical overview of postsecondary education for students with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Article: Marital Quality and Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD)

This brief article examines divorce rates and marital satisfaction for parents of adolescents and adults with ASDs.