Autism

High Court Rejects Autism-Vaccine Case

The U.S. Supreme Court has declined to hear a case brought by a woman who says her son’s autism was caused by vaccines he received.

Boy With Special Needs Hospitalized Following School Attack

An alleged bullying incident at a middle school sent a 74-pound student to the hospital for five days and outraged lawmakers.

Training Aims To Tackle Autism Knowledge Gap Among Doctors

A new effort is in the works to help train doctors and other health care providers to better serve individuals on the spectrum.

Sports Illustrated Honors Teen On The Spectrum

A runner with autism is Sports Illustrated’s High School Athlete of the Month.

Saliva Test Shows Promise For Diagnosing Autism

A first-of-its-kind study suggests that protein levels in the saliva of children with autism differ from those without the developmental disorder.

Autism Speaks Alters Position On Vaccines

Amid concerns about measles, the nation’s largest autism advocacy group has updated its stance on vaccines and autism, but remains mum on whether it will fund further studies on the issue.

Pentagon Report Claims Vladimir Putin Has Asperger’s

A newly-public 2008 report from a Pentagon think tank suggests that Russian President Vladimir Putin may have Asperger’s syndrome.

Measles Outbreak Reignites Autism-Vaccine Debate

Amid a measles outbreak that began at Disneyland, the debate over a now-debunked link between autism and vaccines is surfacing yet again.

Autism Speaks Putting New Focus On Adults

After prioritizing the needs of children for years, the nation’s largest autism advocacy organization is turning its attention to expanding housing options and supports for adults.

Increasingly, Libraries Becoming More Inclusive

Responding to a growing need, a handful of new programs are teaching libraries how to accommodate kids with disabilities who may not adhere to the expected “behavior code.”

Study: By Age 6, Some With Autism See Improvement

New research suggests that young children with autism experience dramatically different trajectories, with some seeing improvement in their symptoms by age 6.

New Tools Aim To Make Doctor Visits Less Daunting

Individuals with autism often struggle to access the medical care they need, but a new set of tools is designed to smooth interactions between those on the spectrum and their physicians.

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