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CASD Chat, our electronic newsletter, offer topics of interest for families and service providers of children with autism spectrum disorders (ASDs). We provide tips and snippets that might be helpful in your day to day life with, or as, an individual with an autism spectrum disorder. We also provide announcements of events and opportunities through CASD and the local community. In addition, we will highlight new and interesting science being published in the world of autism research. Sign up for CASD Chat.

Latest Newsletters

Restricted and Repetitive Behaviors and Interests

Children with autism have restricted interests (often called intense interests) and/or repetitive behaviors.

Meet the CASD Team

Learn about our faculty and staff.

Elopement and Wandering

Wandering off is a major concern for families of children with autism and other developmental disabilities.

Finding Summer Fun

Use these ideas to make the most of your summer.

How to Read Research Pt. 2

Learn the structure behind scientific reports.

Autism Acceptance in Action

Learn about the efforts you can take to increase autism acceptance.

Coping Activities

These activities don’t rely on language and can be used with your non/partially speaking child.

Empowering Autistic Youth

While relatively few children will go onto become advocates in this way, every child and teen should be empowered to be a self-advocate.

How to Read Research Pt. 1

Learn how to extract relevant information from research papers.

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The Sesame Workshop Initiative

Sesame Street Muppets joined researchers and advocates on Capitol Hill to discuss the early results of this autism initiative which aims to reduce the stigma and build understanding about autism spectrum disorders.