Autism

Parent-Led Intervention May Lower Kids’ Autism Risk

Training parents to enhance social interactions with their infant children may reduce the likelihood that kids at risk for autism will ultimately develop the disorder, researchers say.

Autism Tracking Device Proposal Gets Renewed Push

There is a fresh effort in Congress to secure $10 million in federal funds to provide free tracking devices to individuals with autism and other disabilities who are at risk of wandering.

Service Dog Dispute Prompts Civil Rights Complaint

A family is fighting back with a federal civil rights complaint after being told they would need to provide a handler in order for their son’s service dog to be allowed at school.

Disability Employment Gamble Pays Off

Unable to hire based on kindness alone, one entrepreneur called in an expert to measure whether it made good business sense to employ people with developmental disabilities.

HBO To Air Autism Documentary

A new film following a group of young people with developmental disabilities as they spend months preparing to tackle the social anxieties surrounding a high school dance is headed to HBO.

Supplement Maker Accused Of Misleading Parents

A dietary supplement maker will pay $200,000 after federal officials accused the company of making false claims that its products could treat speech difficulties associated with autism.

Doctor Visits May Be Insufficient To Spot Autism

Routine visits to the pediatrician are often far too short to accurately identify children at risk for autism, a new study suggests.

CDC Stepping Up Autism Monitoring Efforts

As federal officials launch a new round of autism surveillance, they’re looking at more than prevalence alone, with plans to track diagnostic changes, younger kids and other disabilities.

Students Design Calming Chairs For Those On The Spectrum

Inspired by Temple Grandin’s “squeeze machine,” a group of high school students have created lower-cost chairs that apply soothing pressure while also being aesthetically pleasing.

Doctor Providing Alternative Treatments Disciplined

A doctor nationally known for offering alternative autism treatments will have her medical license placed on probation after she was accused of providing unwarranted, dangerous therapies.

Pets May Boost Social Skills In Kids With Autism

Living with dogs, cats or other pets may help children with autism acquire social skills, researchers say in a new study that finds greater engagement among those with animals in the home.

Tech Firm Sees Benefit From Employees On The Spectrum

A global technology firm that’s committed to hiring hundreds with autism says the move isn’t about disability, but rather an effort to harness skills.

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