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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
Pill box

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

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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

Diplomas Remain Elusive For Many With Disabilities

Graduation rates for students with disabilities remain far behind, with a new report finding that in some states fewer than half of those in special education earn a diploma.

May 4, 2017

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Zappos Looks To Help Shoppers With Special Needs

Online retail giant Zappos is looking to make it simpler for kids and adults with disabilities to find clothes that meet their sensory and physical needs.

May 1, 2017
National Institutes of Health

Autism Research Funding Declines

Spending on autism research is down, according to a new federal report, after the nation's largest source of such funds chopped its contribution.

April 27, 2017
"Born This Way"

With New Season, Down Syndrome Reality Show Broadens Focus

A reality television show about a group of young adults with Down syndrome is set to return with a new season that will also explore the experiences of children with the chromosomal disorder.

April 24, 2017

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A boy with autism

Wandering May Be Treatable, Study Finds

Many kids with disabilities have a tendency to wander away from safe places — with potentially tragic consequences — but a new study suggests that it's possible to mitigate such behavior.

April 20, 2017

Most With Autism Steer Clear Of Driving

Though the majority of young people with high-functioning autism choose not to get behind the wheel, new research suggests that a substantial number seek the independence that driving offers.

April 18, 2017

FDA Warns Of Products Claiming To Cure Autism

The Food and Drug Administration is cautioning that many products claiming to cure or treat autism are bogus and may in fact be dangerous.

April 13, 2017

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