The Developing Mind Newsletter

The Developing Mind newsletter is a trusted resource for answers to complex questions about child health and development, providing up-to-date information from specialists and researchers at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. Contributions from parents in the community ensure that each issue addresses real problems and empowers parents and families to help their children lead full, healthy lives.

Current Issue

Spring 2017

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  • Autism Advocacy Lesson
  • Safe and Careful Use of Medication
  • Research Highlight: Stuttering
  • Family Support Group

Previous Issues

Spring 2016

  • Creating a New Puberty and Adolescence Resource
  • Puberty and Adolescence Resources
  • Research Highlight: Church Health Ambassadors Help Increase Autism Awareness
  • Upcoming Community Events
  • Versión en Español

Winter 2016

  • Easing Clinic Visits for Kids with Autism
  • Research Highlight: The Sensory-Smart Dental Office Transforms Dentist Visits
  • Resources for Parents
  • Versión en Español

Summer 2015

  • Strategies for Developing Effective IEPs for Your Child
  • Research Opportunity: Treating Tummy Troubles to Improve Behavior
  • Research Highlight: Too Many Vitamins?
  • Upcoming Events
  • Versión en Español

Spring 2015

  • Partnering With Parents
  • Temper Tantrums, Meltdowns and Autism
  • Research Highlight: Addressing Autism Disparities
  • Research Opportunity: Intervention for Sensory and Motor Delays
  • Versión en Español

Winter 2015

  • Sleeping Hygiene for Children with Autism
  • Research Highlights:
    Screen Time vs. Sleep Time in Boys with Autism.
  • Autism and Sleep Toolkit
  • Apps to Help With Your Child's Sleep Time.
  • Versión en Español

Winter 2014

  • Sleeping Hygiene for Children with Autism
  • Research Highlights:
    Screen Time vs. Sleep Time in Boys with Autism.
  • Autism and Sleep Toolkit
  • Apps to Help With Your Child's Sleep Time.
  • Versión en Español

Summer 2014

  • Talking to Your Child About an Autism Diagnosis
  • Parent Tips: Back to School
  • Autism Speaks Family Support Toolkit

Fall 2013

  • Holiday Tips From the Autism Parent Advisory Board
  • Research Highlights: A New View on Autism
  • Autism Genetics Expert Joins Research Team at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles
  • Autism Community Events 
  • Versión en Español

Spring 2012

  • Parent Focus:The Importance of Early Intervention
  • Communication is Key: An Interview with Aaron Tanner, SLP 
  • Autism Treatment Network Center of Clinical Excellence - Update
  • Autism Research

Summer 2011

The Developing Mind Newsletter - Summer 2011
  • Parent Profile: Kameena Ballard
  • Children's Hospital Los Angeles has Joined the Autism Treatment Network
  • Research Highlights: Creating a Sensory-Smart Dental Office
  • Latest News & Events

Winter 2011

The Developming Mind Winter 2011 Newsletter
  • A message from Kathi
  • Oral Health  
  • Food Selectivity
  • Freeways and Autism 

Fall 2010

The Developing Mind Newsletter - Fall 2010
  • A message from Kathi
  • Tummy Troubles  
  • Temper Tantrums, Meltdowns and Autism 
  • Las Madrinas Research Highlight 

July 2010

  • A message from Kathi
  • Have a Sensory Summer
  • Participating in Research
  • Las Madrinas Research Highlight
  • Calendar of Events

April 2010

  • A message from Kathi
  • Sleep hygiene for children with autism 
  • April autism awareness month calendar of events
  • Research highlight:  Twin-twin transfusion syndrome study
  • Know your regional center

January 2010

  • A Message from Kathi
  • How Can Occupational Therapy Help a Child with Autism?
  • Autism is More Common Than We Thought:  What does this mean for parents?
  • Research Highlight:  Child-Computer Interaction Study
  • Calendar of Events
  • The Parity Act and Your Health Benefits
  • Autism Warm Phone Line
  • Versión en Español

October 2009

  • Introducing "The Developing Mind"
  • Trust Your Instincts - does your child have autism spectrum Disorder?
  • 2009 Walk Now for Autism
  • Research Highlight - Tummy Troubles study
  • Autism Warm Phone Line
  • What is a Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrician
  • Support Groups
  • Calendar
  • Versión en Español