Insomnia in Children with High-Functioning Autism

Researchers don't know for sure why kids on the autism spectrum have problems with sleep, but they have several theories. Here are the main ones: Anxiety, Low levels of nighttime melatonin, Sensory sensitivities, and Ignoring social cues.

Resources for parents of kids on the autism spectrum:

* Preventing Meltdowns and Tantrums in Asperger's and HFA Children

* Discipline for Defiant Asperger's and HFA Teens

* Teaching Social Skills and Emotion Management

* Parenting Children and Teens with High-Functioning Autism


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