• Understanding Autism from the Inside

    “Academics came easily to me. The rest of life—not so much.”
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Sleep Disturbances in Autistic Children

All parents experience occasional difficulties in getting their children to sleep, and keeping them asleep. Parents of autistic children, however, suffer this more often. Sleep disturbances are commonplace among autistic children and adults alike. Why is it Important for Autistic Children to Get Adequate Amounts of Sleep? Our bodies need …

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Autism and Night Terrors

Many adults and children with autism report having frequent nightmares, manifested by fitful, restless sleep, or screaming in the night. These may be difficult to wake, or calm during these episodes. Are they simply being plagued by nightmares, or could it be something else? Night Terrors. Night Terror or Nightmare? …

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Night Terrors and Autism: Night Terrors are Not Just for Children

Night Terror or Nightmare? Aren’t they the same thing? The simple answer is—no. Nightmares happen during REM (Rapid Eye Movement) sleep, during that time where you are in the twilight area of your sleep, on the cusp of being asleep and awake—during light sleep. That same is not so for …

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