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Programs Teaching Those With Autism To Code Get Boost

Autism Speaks is putting big money behind efforts to train people with autism to code, betting that the unique talents of those on the spectrum pair well with the high-demand field.

December 5, 2018

Second Study Corroborates 1 In 40 Autism Rate

For the second time in a week, new data from a national survey suggests that the prevalence of autism in this country is higher than previously thought.

December 4, 2018
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MTV Documenting Disability Activist’s Journey To Space

A 28-year-old with a disability is headed to space and MTV plans to chronicle the voyage.

November 30, 2018

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Lawmakers Revive Plan To Curb Restraint, Seclusion In Schools

Legislation establishing first-ever federal oversight of restraint and seclusion in the nation's schools is back on the table.

November 15, 2018

Saliva Test May Help Speed Up Autism Diagnosis

New research suggests that determining whether or not a child likely has autism could one day be as simple as spitting in a cup.

November 13, 2018
Lacey Athey

Voc Rehab Doubling Down On Transition-Age Youths

Vocational rehabilitation agencies say they're serving more students with disabilities thanks to a new federal mandate, but they're still falling short of fully meeting their obligations.

November 8, 2018

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Music Therapy Yields Gains For Children With Autism

Incorporating singing and other music-based activities in therapy sessions can make a big impact for kids with autism, new research suggests, boosting communication and other factors.

November 6, 2018
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States Cite Hurdles To Providing Community-Based Services

States are facing challenges meeting their obligations to provide home and community-based services to people with developmental disabilities and other groups, federal investigators say.

November 2, 2018
Keir Gilchrist

Netflix Renews Series About Teen On The Spectrum

A television show all about the experiences of a teenager with autism is getting another run.

October 30, 2018

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TV Shows Featuring More Characters With Disabilities

The number of characters with disabilities on prime-time television this year is set to hit a record high.

October 25, 2018
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NIH Boosts Down Syndrome Research Funding

Federal officials are committing millions of new dollars to Down syndrome research and they say even more money may be on the way.

October 15, 2018
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Ranking Names Best Cities For People With Special Needs

An analysis of more than 180 cities across the country is zeroing in on the best places to live for people with disabilities.

October 11, 2018

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