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Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) or simply “autism,” are a wide-ranging spectrum of disorders affecting cognitive, social, communication and developmental challenges.

Read more information on each topic:

Understanding Autism Spectrum Disorders

How Do I Recognize the Early Signs of Autism?

Autism at Home

Autism: Putting Sleeping Woes to Rest

Autism Limelight: 10 Famous People Who May Have Been Living on the Spectrum

Life Skills for Autism: Preparing Your Child for Life

Top Tips on Water Safety for Children with Autism

Grandparenting a Child With Autism

Vacationing With a Child With Autism

ToyBox Tools: Tools and Toys for Children with Special Needs

Visit our Special Needs Directory to find a special needs professional in Staten Island today.

Click here for nearby sensory-friendly movie theaters.

Click here for a list of helpful special needs organizations.

Click here to Light It Up Blue for Autism Awareness!