Parenting & Caregiving

Autism Risk May Vary With Parents’ Age

The odds of having a child with autism appear to go up and down as moms and dads move through life, according to the largest study of its kind.

Parent Training May Curtail Behavior Problems

With training, parents of children with autism can see vast improvements in behavioral troubles, including severe tantrums, according to new research.

Mom Ticketed After Son With Autism Wanders Off

When a 4-year-old boy with autism wandered away from home, his mother got more than she bargained for when police returned him.

Mom Accused Of Throwing Son With Autism Off Bridge

A woman who appears to have written online about the stress of taking care of her son with autism and ailing husband is suspected of throwing her 6-year-old boy to his death from a bridge.

Study: Group Approach May Help Parents Of Kids With Autism

With group training sessions, researchers say parents can learn to successfully incorporate autism therapy techniques into their everyday interactions with their children.

Parent Training Shows Promise For Kids With Autism

Monthly home visits to teach parents how to best work with their children with autism can go a long way toward improving kids’ interactions, researchers say.

Many Parents Of Kids With Autism Have Autistic Traits Too

Parents of children with autism are more likely to exhibit traits of the developmental disorder themselves, new research suggests.

Autism Often Deters Parents From Having More Kids

Couples who have a child diagnosed with autism appear significantly less likely to have additional children, researchers say, no matter how many kids they already have.

Autism Costs May Top $2 Million Per Person

The lifetime cost of caring for just one individual with autism can be as high as $2.4 million, researchers say.

Stress In Pregnancy Linked To Autism-Like Traits

Mothers who experience greater stress during pregnancy appear to be at increased risk of having children with autism-like traits, a new study suggests.

Parent’s Line Of Work May Increase Autism Risk

What type of job a parent holds may influence their child’s odds of having autism, new research suggests.

Older Dads More Likely To Have Kids With Autism, Study Finds

A large new study is adding to mounting evidence tying older fathers to an increased risk of having children with autism and other disorders.

What’s So Funny? Plenty For Parents Of Kids With Autism

With the help of some experienced comedians, parents are finding the humor in raising their kids with autism and hoping to entertain others along the way.

Does Autism Make Moms Parent Differently?

A new study suggests that moms of kids with autism address their children’s behavior differently than parents of kids without the developmental disorder.

In First, NCAA Coaches Using Basketball Court To Support Autism

Inspired by two college basketball coaches whose kids have autism, more than 80 NCAA coaches will join for a first-ever awareness day Saturday for the developmental disorder.

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