Autism

State Says No To Medical Marijuana For Autism

An effort to make Michigan the first state to specifically approve medical marijuana to treat autism has failed.

Study: Dads’ Involvement Key For Families Affected By ASD

Many women struggle to deal with stress associated with having a child with autism, but new research suggests that fathers can play a big role in boosting moms’ mental health.

Scientists Trace Autism ‘Pathway’ From Gene To Brain

There is much that scientists don’t know about autism, but piece by piece genetic research is offering clues.

Study Finds Link Between Autism, Creativity

Especially creative ideas may be more likely to come from individuals with high levels of autism traits, a new study suggests, hinting at a possible advantage for those on the spectrum.

Found Near Death, A Loner Pit Bull Has A New Best Friend

A dog that was rehabilitated after he was found sick and emaciated at Chicago’s Grant Park didn’t seem to like people. That is, until he found a 10-year-old with developmental disabilities.

Funding For ASD Research Trending Up

Federal funding for autism research yo-yoed in recent years, but ultimately is on the rise, a new government report finds.

Government Panel Questions Universal Autism Screening

With autism rates rising, experts have pushed for years to expand screening for the developmental disorder to all children. But now an influential panel is saying not so fast.

Autism Costs Projected To Soar

This year alone, researchers estimate that the cost of caring for Americans with autism is $268 billion and the price tag is only going up.

Schools Warned On Speech Services For Kids With Autism

Federal education officials are reminding schools not to skimp on needed speech and language services for children with autism.

$28 Million Effort Aims To Identify Autism Biomarkers

With millions in funding, a public-private partnership is launching a national study aiming to better classify children with autism in order to improve treatment options.

‘Miniature Brains’ Reveal An Outsized Secret About Autism

Scientists hoping to uncover the origins of autism are using reprogrammed skin cells to rewind the clock to the brain’s earliest days of development.

Housing To Mix Adults With Autism, Typically-Developing Residents

In what may be the first project of its kind in the nation, developers are building an apartment complex that will house adults with autism alongside typically-developing residents.

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