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Medicaid Home And Community-Based Services Face New Threat

Disability advocates are decrying a renewed drive to overhaul the nation's health care system that they say would fundamentally alter Medicaid and jeopardize home and community-based services.

September 19, 2017
Autism Speaks

Autism Speaks Reports Double-Digit Revenue Slide

The nation's largest autism advocacy group is reporting a sharp drop in revenue and is cutting expenses and distributing fewer grants as a result, newly-released financial data shows.

September 14, 2017

States Get Guidance On ABLE Accounts, Medicaid Eligibility

As a new kind of account allowing people with disabilities to save money becomes more available, federal officials say there are big implications for Medicaid.

September 12, 2017

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National Institutes of Health

Feds Award Millions For Autism Research

The federal government is handing out nearly $100 million with an eye toward better understanding autism and developing interventions for the condition.

September 8, 2017
Students

Analysis: Minority Students Often Left Out Of Special Ed

Despite broad concern that minorities are overrepresented in special education, new research suggests that the opposite may in fact be the case.

September 5, 2017

Researchers: What We Know About Girls On The Spectrum ‘May Be Wrong’

Even though they score higher on tests of communication and social skills, girls with autism appear to struggle more than boys with the demands of everyday life.

September 1, 2017

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Puzzle

Is It Time To Ditch The Autism Puzzle Piece?

Long associated with autism, new research is questioning whether or not the ubiquitous puzzle piece serves as a pro or con for organizations tied to the developmental disorder.

August 29, 2017

More Businesses Embracing Inclusion

Corporate America is increasingly working to include people with disabilities with a new report finding that a growing number of companies are actively recruiting from this population.

August 25, 2017

Research Points To Genetic Link To Cerebral Palsy

A new study finds a stronger genetic link to cerebral palsy than previously thought prompting researchers to recommend genetic testing for those with the most common form of the condition.

August 22, 2017

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Study: Early Intervention Pays Off Quickly

Intensive early intervention for kids with autism can be extremely costly, but new research finds that such treatment can pay for itself in short order.

August 18, 2017

Behavior Therapy Benefits Parents Too, Study Finds

Behavior therapy for kids with autism can have an impact that goes far beyond the child, new research suggests, with parents who play an active role in treatment seeing major gains as well.

August 15, 2017

Autism Speaks Retooling Scientific Agenda

Less than a year after dropping references to finding a cure from its mission statement, Autism Speaks is looking for input amid a revamp of its scientific priorities.

August 4, 2017

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