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Pets May Boost Social Skills In Kids With Autism

Living with pets may help children with autism acquire social skills, according to a new study that finds greater engagement among those with animals.

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Obama Signs Law Creating Disability Savings Accounts

With his signature, the president has paved the way for people with disabilities to open accounts where they can save without losing government benefits.

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New Tests Offer Clarity For Kids Lacking Diagnosis

For those with developmental issues but no firm diagnosis, mapping a child's complete genetic information can offer answers.

New Tools Aim To Make Doctor Visits Less Daunting

Individuals with autism often struggle to access the medical care they need, but a new set of tools is designed to smooth interactions between those on the spectrum and their physicians.

Super Bowl Ad Features Girl With Down Syndrome

A third-grader with Down syndrome will be front and center on advertising's biggest night of the year as part of a television commercial for McDonald's.

Efforts Underway To Fully Fund IDEA

Lawmakers in Congress are renewing efforts to ensure that the federal government lives up to its promise to fully fund special education.

Study: By Age 6, Some With Autism See Improvement

New research suggests that young children with autism experience dramatically different trajectories, with some seeing improvement in their symptoms by age 6.

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