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Video: Adolescence and autism spectrum disorder

9-15 years

In this short video, parents and experts talk about the challenges of adolescence for children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Teenagers with ASD go through normal emotional and physical changes, although there can sometimes be a gap between their physical ages and their emotional ages. One mother says her son’s ASD helped him avoid some common challenges of adolescence.

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