Autism

Pets Reduce Stress In Kids With Autism, Study Finds

Animals may offer more than comfort for kids with autism, according to new research finding that pets can bring about physiological changes in those with the developmental disorder.

Guidance Sought On Rights Of Flyers With Autism

Weeks after a teen with autism and her family were booted from a United Airlines flight, advocates are calling on federal authorities to remind air carriers of their responsibilities.

Doctors Largely Unprepared To Treat Adults On The Spectrum

A new survey finds many health care providers admittedly know little about how to care for adults with autism.

Calming Chair For Kids On The Spectrum May Be Headed To Market

A chair designed by a group of high school students to provide a soothing, full-body hug much like Temple Grandin’s “squeeze machine” may soon be widely available.

As More With Autism Near Adulthood, Clues To Success Emerge

What’s the biggest predictor of success for individuals with autism in adulthood? Researchers say it might not be what you’d expect.

Teen With Autism, Family Booted From United Airlines Flight

A mom plans to sue after her family, including a daughter with autism, was kicked off a United Airlines flight for being “disruptive.”

Teacher Accused Of Putting Boy With Autism In Trash Can

A veteran special education teacher is accused of putting a second-grader with autism in a trash can, saying his behavior was similar to Oscar the Grouch on “Sesame Street.”

Autism Speaks Sees Leadership Change

The longtime chair at the nation’s largest autism advocacy group is stepping aside.

In Kids Who Lose Autism Label, Struggles Often Persist

Some children diagnosed with autism lose the label as they age, new research suggests, but most continue to face other issues even though they’re no longer on the spectrum.

In Girls, ASD Symptoms Often Less Apparent

Girls are frequently diagnosed with autism at older ages than boys and new research suggests that may be because they present with different symptoms.

Prodigies, People With Autism Share Genetic Link

A casual observation that prodigies often have relatives with autism has led to a study that’s pinpointed a genetic link between the two groups.

Many Young Adults With Autism Struggling

Young adults with autism are facing significant challenges after high school, a new report suggests, with many on the spectrum finding themselves unemployed, isolated and lacking services.

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