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Understanding Kids with Autism Spectrum Disorder (Child Mind Institute)


One of the ongoing challenges of helping children with autism thrive is understanding behaviors that can seem baffling.These resources may help to clear up some common misunderstandings. Autism experts explain how repetitive or self-harming behaviors may have medical causes, how sensory processing issues can trigger meltdowns, and what is behind picky eating and other mealtime challenges. And we discuss ways to help kids on the spectrum build communication skills, so they can express their own wants and needs more effectively.


Autism Spectrum Disorder Behavior Communication/Language Disability Characteristics Sensory/Motor