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Shannon Des Roches Rosa

Senior editor, Thinking Person’s Guide to Autism

Shannon Des Roches Rosa is senior editor at Thinking Person’s Guide to Autism, parent to three ever-taller children, and a fan of her spouse’s work in public media science documentaries. She lives near San Francisco, California.

March 2022
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Clinicians must put more effort into autism-specific medical care

by  /  14 March 2022

Without it, autistic adults with high support needs like my son are missing out on treatments that could reduce their suffering and improve their quality of life.

April 2020

How to help autistic children cope with pandemic lockdowns

by  /  28 April 2020

Sheltering in place is especially hard for autistic children who dread changes in routine and who may have learned to repress their ways of managing stress. Here are tips to help them cope.

May 2018

Autism meeting evolves to address needs of people on the spectrum

by  /  1 May 2018

The annual meeting of International Society for Autism Research has aligned its offerings with the priorities of people with autism and their families.

December 2016

A call to scientists to develop communication tools for autism

by  /  20 December 2016

People with autism who speak few or no words need tools that can help them communicate. Scientists could make this happen.

January 2016

Before talking about autism, listen to families

by  /  26 January 2016

Scientists should phrase their findings to be sensitive to the dignity and needs of people with autism.