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Behavioral issues in autism may be one of the hardest issues for parents to manage. Children with autism may display extensive, long-lasting behavior. Addressing challenging behaviors is complex. TACA this month will discuss both therapeutic and medical aspects of challenging behavior.

Upcoming Events

June 23

4:30PM PDT / 7:30PM EDT

TACA will host a virtual roundtable discussion about challenging behaviors and autism. Hear from panelists about their families’ experiences with challenging behaviors including anxiety, aggression, self-injurious behaviors, and elopement.

Free Online Learning - Now Through June 30

with Sean Gorgie, MA, BCBA and Lauren Lloyd, MA, BCBA

Together, we will help add tools to your behavior management toolbox and learn strategies that will be helpful before, during, and after a challenging behavior occurs.

Free Online Learning - Now Through June 30

with Lanier Rossignol, FNC-C

Her goal is to empower parents to know possible treatable causes of some behavioral issues in individuals on the autism spectrum.

Articles

Several underlying medical issues, common to autism, can cause or contribute to aggressive behavior.

Imagine a child in math class, at a time when the students are expected to work independently. With a shout, the child sweeps papers, textbook, and pencils off the desk, drawing stares from peers and an immediate response from the teacher.

This article will discuss symptoms, calming strategies, medical and non-medical reasons for anxiety, and supplements and medications that can help alleviate it.

Students with autism may display challenging behaviors that interfere with their education or another student’s education.

Behavioral issues in autism may be one of the hardest issues for parents to manage. Children with autism may display extensive, long-lasting behavior.

Seizures are a significant concern in autism because of their high prevalence and association with increased mortality and morbidity among individuals with autism.

Disclaimer

The Autism Community in Action (TACA) provides general information regarding medical research, treatment options, therapies and nutrition to the autism community. The information comes from a variety of sources and is not independently verified by TACA. Nothing presented in print or at meetings should be construed as medical or legal advice. Always consult your child's doctor regarding his or her individual needs.