Autism

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.

Mounting Evidence Points To Air Pollution, Autism Link

Exposure to high levels of air pollution during pregnancy — particularly during later stages — may double a woman’s risk of having a child with autism, a new Harvard study suggests.

Designer Focuses On Interiors For Those With Autism

After her son was diagnosed with autism, one interior designer schooled herself on how to create calming spaces for those on the spectrum. Now she’s sharing her expertise with others.

Sensory Rooms Gaining In Popularity

A growing number of sensory rooms are cropping up nationwide designed to help those with disabilities find calm and learn to control their behavior.

Researchers Identify Autism ‘Thought-Marker’

Autism diagnosis currently relies on clinical evaluation, but a new study suggests it may be possible to detect the disorder with near perfect accuracy using brain scans.

Cancer Drug May Play Role In Treating Fragile X

A potential cancer treatment may also relieve behavioral symptoms of a condition associated with autism and intellectual disability, researchers say.

Teens Get Community Service In Ice Bucket Case

Three teens who dumped urine, tobacco and spit on a 15-year-old with autism who thought he was participating in the “ice bucket challenge” have been ordered to do community service.

Future Uncertain For National Children’s Study

An effort to track the health of 100,000 kids from birth to adulthood may stop before its official start in a potential setback for those looking for answers on autism and other disorders.

Seinfeld Now Says He Doesn’t Have Autism

Comedian Jerry Seinfeld is backing off comments he made earlier this month suggesting that he may be on the autism spectrum.

Pope Looks To Destigmatize Autism

For the first time, Pope Francis is set to meet with individuals with autism and their families during an international conference on the developmental disorder.

Duct-Taped Teen Receives Apology

More than a month after a teen with autism was duct-taped to a goalpost and abandoned, those involved in the incident have apologized.

Minorities Often Skipped In Autism Identification

The number of schoolchildren with autism has increased nationwide in recent years, but a new study suggests that some kids are still being overlooked.

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