As insurance coverage for applied behavioral analysis becomes increasingly available for children, options remain limited for adults on the spectrum.
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.
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.
The vast majority of American children may not be receiving recommended screenings for developmental delay, the CDC says.
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.
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.
Kids with developmental delay are far more likely to receive the early intervention services they need if pediatricians follow up after conducting routine screenings, researchers say.
A major pediatricians’ group is issuing new guidelines for physicians diagnosing intellectual and other developmental disabilities.
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.
Two more medical centers will soon join a national network designed to provide a one-stop shop for autism care.
While some children with autism may benefit from taking oxytocin, low levels of the so-called “love hormone” do not appear responsible for causing the developmental disorder, researchers say.
Even in states with laws requiring health insurers to cover autism therapy, parents say they’re hitting walls when they try to access such services.
In what advocates are calling a major win, federal officials are for the first time telling states that Medicaid coverage must include treatments like ABA for children with autism.
New research suggests that a decades-old drug may be able to reverse symptoms of autism and now the medication is set to be tested in children with the developmental disorder.
Currently, access to applied behavior analysis is limited for kids with developmental disabilities whose parents serve in the military, but efforts are underway to change that.