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Netflix Brings Back Autism Dating Show

A documentary series following young people with autism as they experience the world of dating is set to return.

September 15, 2021
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EEOC Suit: McDonald’s Worker Fired Because Of His Autism

The EEOC is accusing the operator of numerous McDonald's locations of disability discrimination over the firing of an employee with autism after 37 years on the job.

September 14, 2021

Parents Say State Wants To Move Adults With Severe Disabilities To ‘Prison-Like’ Facility

The parents of adults with conditions such as autism say they are being forced to choose between sending their child to a fenced-in institutional facility, or lose funding for their care.

September 14, 2021

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Military Cuts Autism Services, Concerning Families

The military's insurance will soon no longer cover behavior analysis at schools and other places outside of clinical settings, cutting off many kids with autism from services they rely on.

September 7, 2021

Gym Provides Sensory-Safe Play For Kids On The Spectrum

With franchises at nearly 100 sites in 25 states and eight countries, one company is offering up therapeutic play spaces for kids with autism and other special needs in a "judgment-free zone."

August 31, 2021

Schools Settle With Justice Department Over Discipline Of Students With Autism

Federal investigators found that officials in one district made parents pick up their kids, disciplined students for disability-related behavior and called law enforcement to remove students.

August 24, 2021

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TV Comedy Starring Actress With Autism Canceled

A first-of-its-kind television show starring an actress with autism has come to an end.

August 19, 2021
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Autism Risk Significantly Higher For Kids Born Premature, Study Finds

A study looking at four decades of data on millions of children is showing just how much the timing of a child's birth influences their risk of developing autism.

August 11, 2021
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Google Launches Program To Hire More People With Autism

Google is teaming up with Stanford University in an effort to make its workforce more neurodiverse.

August 9, 2021

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Disability Service Providers Face ‘Unprecedented’ Labor Shortage

The pandemic has exacerbated an existing shortage of direct support professionals, forcing family caregivers to pick up the slack and some disability providers to close their doors.

July 28, 2021

Mom Of Child With Autism Started T-Shirt And Vending Business For 1 Reason: Routine

In order to give her son with autism structure, one mom created a business that involves her kids and reinforces their routine.

July 27, 2021

Young Adults With ASD Often Struggle After High School, Study Says

The transition from high school to adulthood is a critical moment, but new research suggests many young adults with autism are struggling to access the services that could help them thrive.

June 29, 2021

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