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Autism and School Phobia

Parents Seek Help for Anxious Teen

By Wood, Jeffrey


This online article discusses how young people on the autism spectrum can develop school phobia, anxiety specifically about going to school, or agoraphobia, anxiety about leaving the house. It discusses how taking small steps to approach the feared situation can increase individuals' comfort with that situation.

Autism Speaks is an international advocacy organization "dedicated to advancing research into causes and better treatments for autism spectrum disorders and related conditions both through direct funding and collaboration; increasing understanding and acceptance of autism spectrum disorders; and working toward solutions for the needs of individuals with autism and their families across the spectrum and lifespan through advocacy and support." [Website]

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This online article is in English


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