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Predicting Success Of Autism Treatments May Be Possible, Study Finds

Participating in autism interventions can be costly and time consuming, but new research suggests there could be a way to predict whether or not specific treatments will be effective.

June 22, 2017
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Lawmakers Call For Full Funding Of IDEA

With a new legislative proposal, members of Congress are reviving a plan to boost federal spending on special education.

June 19, 2017
Morgan's Inspiration Island

Water Park For Those With Special Needs Set To Open

Just in time for summer, a first-of-its-kind splash park designed from the ground up to accommodate people with various special needs will make its debut.

June 15, 2017

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‘Speechless’ Creator Urges Casting Of Actors With Disabilities

The creator of a prime-time comedy starring a teen with cerebral palsy is pushing other Hollywood bigwigs to cast more actors with disabilities, calling barriers to such inclusion "false."

June 13, 2017
Eunice Kennedy Shriver

ESPN To Honor Special Olympics Founder

A prestigious award bestowed during a nationally-televised event this summer will put a spotlight on one of the world's largest organizations for people with developmental disabilities.

June 9, 2017

Airlines Face Soaring Disability Complaints

The number of disability-related complaints against airlines shot up more than twofold in a decade, a new government report finds.

June 5, 2017

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Pediatrician Brenda Holson visits with a 2-year-old patient.

Pediatricians Pressed To Help Families Of Kids With Disabilities

Doctors are being urged to do more to collaborate with families of children with developmental disabilities as they face decisions about diagnosis, treatment and supports.

June 2, 2017
Swim Team

‘Swim Team’ Chronicles Life On The Spectrum

A documentary about the unlikely rise of a group of swimmers on the autism spectrum will hit theaters this summer.

May 23, 2017
The Good Doctor

Autism At Center Of New Prime-Time TV Drama

ABC will introduce a prime-time drama this fall featuring a lead character on the autism spectrum.

May 18, 2017

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In Treating Autism, Drugs Often Overshadow Behavior Therapy

Many kids with autism are taking antipsychotics without participating in behavior therapy, new research suggests, despite evidence that medication is most helpful when paired with therapy.

May 16, 2017
Angel Bowling, who has autism, works with speech and language pathologist Stacey Fernstrum.

Study: Autism Behaviors Often Unrelated To Speech Difficulties

When children with autism struggle with behavior, it's commonly attributed to speech issues or frustration associated with communication. But new research suggests that may not be the case.

May 12, 2017

Feds Urged To Improve Transition Services

Congress' investigative arm is calling on federal officials to consider earlier transition planning and to take other steps to meet the needs of youth with autism entering adulthood.

May 9, 2017

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