Autism

Young People With Autism More Sedentary, Study Finds

Children with autism are far less physically active than their typically-developing peers, researchers say.

New Details Emerge On Autism Treatment Mandate

Federal officials are taking steps to clarify new requirements surrounding Medicaid coverage of autism treatments.

Taking Iron During Pregnancy May Cut Autism Risk In Half

A nutrient deficiency that’s common among pregnant women could impact the odds of giving birth to a child with autism, researchers say.

Study Points To More Reliable Autism Test

Assessing how quickly the brain responds to sights and sounds could offer a more precise and earlier method to diagnose autism, new research suggests.

Court Rejects Wakefield Lawsuit

Andrew Wakefield, whose now-discredited research first sparked concerns of a link between autism and vaccines, cannot pursue a defamation claim related to the matter, a court has ruled.

For Adults With Autism, ABA Coverage Scarce

As insurance coverage for applied behavioral analysis becomes increasingly available for children, options remain limited for adults on the spectrum.

States Move Forward With Expanded ABA Coverage

Months after federal officials ordered them to do so, states are starting to include coverage of treatments like ABA for kids with autism within their Medicaid programs.

Autism Services Focus Of New Push

Federal officials say they’re embarking on a new effort to identify best practices to meet the needs of individuals with autism from childhood to adulthood.

Farm Gives Adults With Autism A Chance To Grow

On a 1.2-acre plot of land in the heart of Chicago, young adults with autism are getting invaluable lessons — lessons that may soon be replicated around the country.

Police ID Suspects In Ice Bucket Case

Police say they have suspects in the case of a teen with autism who thought he was taking part in the “ice bucket challenge” but reportedly found himself covered in urine and feces instead.

Therapy For Infants May Stave Off Autism

An intervention for kids exhibiting signs of autism as young as 6 months is showing promise, researchers say, with most infants in a new study shedding their delays.

Outrage After Ice Bucket Challenge Turns Ugly

Police are investigating after a teen with autism who thought he was taking part in the popular “ice bucket challenge” reportedly had urine and feces dumped on him instead.

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