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Young students sit in a classroom. They wear cloth face masks. Their seats are socially distanced.

Tips to help kids with autism transition back to in-person school

Because of the pandemic, distance learning and hybrid schedules have been the norm for over a year, and many kids haven’t spent a full, regular week at school since March of 2020. For children with autism and other neurodevelopmental differences, transitions like this can be extra challenging.

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Two parents and a child are surrounded by packing boxes as they prepare for a move.

Moving for autism care

Unpublished findings from a 2004 survey of 969 caregivers of people with autism suggest that about 1 in 5 moved to get higher quality services, according to David Mandell, associate professor of psychiatry and pediatrics at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia.

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A teen girl holds her phone and looks wistfully out a window.

Sex, age of diagnosis correlate with autism comorbidities

The likelihood that an autistic person has another condition correlates strongly with the age at which they received their autism diagnosis. Also, autistic girls are more likely than autistic boys to have another condition, according to a new study.

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