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Supporting Children & Teens on the Autism Spectrum

Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a developmental disability that impacts an individual’s ability to interact and communicate with other people and the surrounding world. Like other diagnoses that can affect mental health, autism can vary widely in its scope and severity. Autism is a very common...

Video: Helping Kids & Adolescents on the Autism Spectrum Thrive

Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a very common developmental disability, impacting one in 54 children. What is true for one person with autism may not be true for another, which can be challenging for kids and teens with the condition as well as for caregivers trying to understand ASD. So, for...

Podcast: Autism 101 – A Guide to the Spectrum of Disorders

Jenn talks to Laura D. Mead, MSEd. Laura provides insight into recognizing the signs of autism and discusses treatment and support for children and parents. Laura D. Mead, MSEd, is the educational administrator at Pathways Academy, McLean Hospital’s school for students on the autism spectrum, with...

Video: Autism 101 – A Guide to the Spectrum of Disorders

Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) starts early in childhood and lasts throughout a person’s life. It can impact how a person acts, interacts, communicates, and learns. And since it’s a spectrum, there are many disorders that fall under the umbrella of ASD. But what causes it? How can we treat it? And...

Video: Tips to Help Children With Autism Thrive

Laura D. Mead, MSEd, provides insights to support children with autism through the current pandemic and other unexpectedly difficult times. About the Webinar Both the diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder and management of the condition can be frightening to parents. You may be unsure about the best...