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A new study suggests that a simple hearing test on newborns could indicate an increased risk for autism spectrum disorder — and investigators at Harvard Medical School say that early detection can assist a child in receiving proper treatment beginning at the age of two. Learn More
How having a child with autism helps me ride out the pandemic
In this New York Times feature, one mom shares how her son has helped her stay flexible, adjust expectations and persevere. Read More
What is Start Well?
Start Well is a community resource dedicated to building the social-emotional skills of young children, ages birth to eight. By supporting the adults who support children, Start Well works to address challenging behaviors and mental health and wellness needs. Discover More
The connection between autism and epilepsy
Epilepsy has a higher prevalence in children with autism spectrum disorder. If your child has been diagnosed with autism and epilepsy, there are steps you can take to help prevent seizures. View the Steps
Coming up: Autism 101
Join us Jan. 26 for an online workshop for caregivers of children who are newly diagnosed with ASD. Register Today
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