Theater Training May Boost Skills In Kids With Autism

Children with autism can see big gains in socialization, communication and other skills by learning to perform on stage, researchers say.

Autism Public Nuisance Case Prompts Concern

Recent headlines about neighbors fighting in court over the behavior of a boy with autism are leaving parents and experts worried about misconceptions of the developmental disorder.

Overlapping Symptoms May Delay ASD Diagnosis

Symptoms of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder may mask signs of autism in young children, researchers say, often delaying diagnosis for years.

Autism Speaks President To Step Down

The head of the nation’s largest autism advocacy group will leave her post next year.

Donations Decline At Autism Speaks

Fundraising totals are down at the nation’s largest autism advocacy group, according to newly released financial data.

Neighbors Headed To Mediation In Autism Public Nuisance Suit

The parents of a boy with autism and two couples who sued alleging the child’s behavior made him a public nuisance have agreed to court-supervised mediation.

Neighbors Defend Suit Alleging Boy With Autism A Nuisance

Two couples who filed a lawsuit claiming that their neighbors’ son with autism became a public nuisance say they only turned to the courts because the family refused to rein in the child.

Neighbors Sue To Declare Boy With Autism A Public Nuisance

The parents of an 11-year-old with autism are in court fending off a lawsuit from neighbors who claim the boy’s behavior is so severe that it makes him a “public nuisance.”

Autism Makes Stage At Republican Presidential Debate

Donald Trump used his platform at this week’s Republican presidential debate to double down on his controversial claims about autism.

Google Poaches Top Neuroscientist To Lead Mental Health Project

The nation’s top neuroscientist — responsible for shaping the federal government’s approach to autism and other mental disorders for over a decade — is headed to Silicon Valley.

Pregnancy Timing May Influence Autism Risk

Waiting too few years or too many between pregnancies can greatly affect a child’s risk for autism, new research suggests.

Researchers Question Efficacy Of Brain Balancing

A rapidly expanding national franchise operation with nearly 80 locations has touted its medication-free program to those on the autism spectrum, but experts warn that evidence is lacking.

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