Increased Social Challenges, Anxiety and Depression in ASD Siblings

(1 min) Siblings of children on the autism spectrum were found to have “significantly more negative outcomes” than comparison groups in recent study. ASD siblings showed increased difficulty in: internalized behavior problems psychological functioning social functioning sibling relationships anxiety symptoms depression Study authors recommend that siblings be included in family interventions and receive support to […]

Autistic Grief: Tips to Recognize and Cope with Loss

(Total read time: 3 minutes) It’s a myth that people on the spectrum don’t experience emotions. Autistic people may feel certain emotions. more deeply less deeply or just differently. Furthermore, individuals on the spectrum may experience: a delay in their ability to process these emotions as well as difficulty identifying and expressing these feelings. Grief […]

Mental Health Diagnosis Increase with ASD in Young Adults

Higher rates of mental health diagnosis are prevalent in the young adult ASD population Research shows that the rate of mental health diagnosis of depression, ADHD and anxiety are higher in individuals on the spectrum.  Providing mental health resources and screenings for these children as they navigate the move into adulthood is very important. Indicators […]

Study Suggests Adults on the Autism Spectrum More Likely Than Adults With Other Developmental Disabilities to Have Mental Health Diagnosis

A new study compares adults on the autism spectrum with typically developing peer and peers with other developmental disabilities. Results suggest that adults on the autism spectrum are more likely to have a mental health diagnosis than both typical adults and adults with other developmental disabilities. (9 min) To access complete results to the study […]