Autism

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.

Kids With Autism See Big Gains With Tablets

Even with intervention, many children with autism continue to struggle with communication, but new research suggests that using iPads and other tablets can help maximize language skills.

Journal Retracts Autism Study Citing ‘Serious Concerns’

A new study suggesting that decade-old data from the CDC provides evidence of a link between autism and vaccines has been retracted amid concerns about its validity.

Head Size Not A Predictor Of Autism, Researchers Say

There’s long been talk of a connection between autism risk and infant head size, but a large new study suggests that no such link exists.

Many With Autism Lack Knowledge On Sex, Study Finds

Adults with autism face a greater risk of sexual victimization than their typically-developing peers, researchers say, and a lack of education could be part of the reason why.

Study Offers Clues To How Autism Develops

Kids with autism retain extra brain connections that other children weed out during development, researchers say in a new study that suggests drugs may be able to correct the issue.

Support Growing For Autism Behavior Therapy

A new government-backed review finds that there is substantially more evidence for behavior therapy in treating autism than even just a few years ago.

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