WIDE AWAKE: AUTISM & SLEEP CHALLENGES
My child won't fall asleep without me. My child wakes up frequently at night and won't go back to sleep. My child wakes up way too early! Sound familiar?
According to a recent study published in the American Academy of Pediatrics, close to half of children diagnosed with some form of autism have significant difficulties with sleep. These difficulties can include problems falling asleep, night waking, early-morning waking, and shorter overall sleeping time.
In this webinar ASGA talks with Dr. Carrie Cuffman, Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrician at Cleveland Clinic Children’s about:
- Why do so many children with autism have problems with sleeping?
- Does this lack of good sleep have consequences?
- How do I pinpoint and address the causes of my child’s sleep problems?
- When do I bring up sleep concerns to medical providers?
- Are there treatments available to help my child with autism sleep better?
ABOUT THE SPEAKER
Carrie Cuffman, MD is a Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrician at Cleveland Clinic Children’s. She completed medical school at The Ohio State University College of Medicine, a pediatric residency at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital and a fellowship in Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics at Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital in Cleveland. Dr. Cuffman specializes in autism spectrum disorder diagnosis and management, speech and language disorders, and developmental follow-up of NICU graduates. She sees patients at Stow-Falls Family Health Center and the Children’s Hospital for Rehabilitation (Shaker Heights).
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About the Autism Society of Greater Akron
The Autism Society of Greater Akron (ASGA) is part of a nationwide network of affiliates with the Autism Society of America, the nation’s largest and oldest grassroots autism organization. ASGA serves Summit, Stark, Wayne, Portage and Medina counties (OH) and works locally to achieve its mission --to create connections, empowering everyone in the Autism community with the resources needed to live fully.
ASGA is also a proud member of the Ohio Family Network (OFN), connecting people with disabilities and their families to local information and resources within their communities. OFN provides opportunities to share ideas, find solutions to common challenges and inspire and strengthen others.