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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
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
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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

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FDA

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
Microsoft

Microsoft Hosting Job Fair For Those On The Spectrum

In a bid to help more people with autism land jobs, Microsoft and other Fortune 500 companies are teaming up for a virtual career fair specifically for those with the developmental disorder.

April 11, 2017

Stem Cells Show Promise For Treating Autism

A small, but promising study suggests that stem cells from a child's own cord blood may offer an effective treatment for autism symptoms.

April 5, 2017

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States Lack Consensus On Restraint, Seclusion In Schools

Despite federal officials weighing in years ago, a new analysis finds rules surrounding restraint and seclusion of students with disabilities continue to vary from state to state.

April 4, 2017
Chuck E. Cheese's

Chuck E. Cheese’s Expands Sensory-Friendly Offerings

Citing "overwhelming" interest, Chuck E. Cheese's says that it will expand its efforts to be more accessible to kids with autism and other disabilities nationwide.

March 29, 2017

Study Looks At How Autism Impacts Parents

Moms and dads of kids with autism spend less time together than couples with typically-developing children, new research suggests, but that doesn't mean they don't support one another.

March 28, 2017

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Nike Improves Shoe Accessibility

Nike is taking steps toward increased accessibility with a new shoe designed to make it even easier for people with disabilities to slip their feet in and out.

March 22, 2017
Actress Lauren Potter

Celebrities Take Aim At ‘Special Needs’

With a new short film, a handful of famous faces are using offbeat humor to question whether the needs of people with Down syndrome truly are "special."

March 21, 2017
Blood samples

Autism May Be Detectable In Blood

Scientists say they can predict with near perfect accuracy whether or not a child has autism from a blood sample.

March 16, 2017

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