Hispanic and African-American children are often diagnosed with autism at older ages. Now, a new advertising campaign aims to raise awareness in an attempt to reverse the trend.
When a family installed a blue light outside their home to mark Autism Awareness Month, they never expected it to bring a backlash from one of their neighbors.
The month of April is known for autism awareness, but this time around, self-advocates are looking to expand the recognition toward acceptance of those with the developmental disorder.
Responding to complaints, Google is taking steps to ensure that suggestions from its search engine do not include hateful ideas about those with the developmental disorder.
The nation’s top mental health official is questioning what gains can be achieved by deep divisions currently entrenched in the autism community.
Despite a heavy lobbying effort, the Obama administration declined to include autism therapy in final rules this week defining what must be covered by insurers under health care reform.
With an “overwhelming” volume of autism research being produced, a federal advisory panel says that significant strides are being made in understanding the disorder, but serious gaps persist.
Despite a requirement that insurers start covering behavioral health treatment for individuals and small groups, a new analysis suggests less than half of states plan to include autism therapy.
Six months of perfecting her interviewing skills will be put to the test this week when Alexis Wineman steps before the judges in her quest to become the first Miss America with autism.
Among the lingering effects of the deadly school shooting in Newtown, Conn. could be a host of misconceptions about autism and that has many touched by the developmental disorder worried.
A congressional hearing on autism planned for later this week is being hailed as a once-in-a-decade milestone but it’s not without controversy.
A 13-year-old with autism has taken to social media to persuade his school district that he ought to attend his local middle school rather than a segregated program for those with disabilities.
A leading national advocacy group is calling for a summit this fall in an effort to mitigate divisiveness within the autism community.
In an abrupt shift, the nation’s largest autism advocacy organization said it has a new head.
Months after starring in a PSA for the nation’s largest autism advocacy group, clothing designer Tommy Hilfiger is opening up about his personal connection to the disorder.