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Autism, Sex, & Stigmas

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Sex can sometimes be viewed as taboo, but let’s face it: It’s a regular part of our everyday lives, even if we’re not sexually active. It’s everywhere— on social media, television, and advertisements. But how are sex and romantic relationships discussed among people with autism? And why are there still stigmas around it?

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Autism & Potty Training Issues

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If your child is transitioning out of diapers, you know that the toilet training process is long and challenging for both parents and kids. Toilet training a child with autism can also be surprising at times due to the unique obstacles they may face. Read this post to understand your child's needs while potty training.

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Autism & Diet: The Best & Worst Foods

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Research suggests that diets can have an impact on the lifestyles of people who have autism. Read this post in under 10 minutes to find out which foods are best and worst to eat if you have autism.

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10 Tips for Children With Autism & "Picky Eating"

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Do you have a child with autism that seemst to be a "picky eater?" Well, that "picky eating" is actually called food aversion, and it's very common among children with autism! Adapting to your child's food aversions takes a lot of experimenting, but there are many ways to help them find nourishing foods they'll love to eat.

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Understanding Incontinence in an Older Child With Autism

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When our 11 and a half- year-old son, Gabe, was diagnosed with autism at the age of 2, I had no idea what to expect his future to look like. Would he ever talk? Learn to communicate in other ways? Would he ever become independent? I'll be honest, one of my biggest concerns was potty training. It was a long time before Gabe was out of diapers. Managing his urinary incontinence involved intensive ABA (applied behavioral analysis) therapy and continued into his early school years. I had to provide the school with diapers and wipes for years until he was able to stay dry during the day.

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