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Greta Thunberg

Teen With Asperger’s Named Time Person Of The Year

Greta Thunberg, who has Asperger's syndrome and emerged as the face of the fight against climate change, is the youngest person ever selected to be Time magazine's Person of the Year.

December 11, 2019
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Nation Experiencing Severe Shortage Of Autism Therapists

Most states don't have nearly enough therapists trained to meet the needs of young people with autism, according to a first-ever review of the availability of ABA providers.

December 11, 2019
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Cruise Line Going ‘Sensory Inclusive’

A major cruise operator is training its staff, offering up tools and taking other steps to welcome people with disabilities in a move they say is an industry first.

December 10, 2019

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New Center To Treat Adults With Autism

People with autism and other neurodevelopmental disabilities often have few places to go for treatment when they are no longer children. A new center is set to focus specifically on adults.

December 10, 2019

Why Those With Disabilities Wait Years For Programs They Need To Live On Their Own

Despite a court order requiring one state to shrink its waiting list, most adults with developmental disabilities wait seven years or longer for services.

December 10, 2019

City Is Nation’s First To Be Autism Certified

A community-wide effort to train businesses and other entities to welcome people on the spectrum has led one city to become the country's first designated as autism certified.

December 5, 2019

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Doctors Making Virtual House Calls For Those With Special Needs

Aiming to ease the experience of visiting a doctor, a new program is allowing people with developmental disabilities to access medical and mental health care without leaving home.

November 22, 2019
Child visits Santa

Santa Offering Sensory-Friendly Events Nationwide

Ahead of his big night, hundreds of special events across the country will offer kids with disabilities a chance to visit with Santa Claus in a calmer setting.

November 21, 2019
Valerie Hale holds her son

High-Stakes Medicaid Assessments Upend Lives Of Families With Disabilities

A computer-based assessment was supposed to make it easier for families to apply for Medicaid waivers in one state. Instead, many have seen their benefits arbitrarily slashed.

November 20, 2019

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Kambel Smith

Artist With Autism Commands Up To $25K For Sculptures

A year ago he was unknown. Now, an artist with autism is being featured in multiple solo exhibitions and his work has been purchased for both public and private collections.

November 19, 2019
Cole Sibus

TV Season Set For Record High Disability Representation

There are more characters with disabilities set to appear on prime-time television this season than ever before, according to a new report, though representation still falls far short.

November 15, 2019
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Educators Charged In Death Of Teen With Autism Restrained At School

Prosecutors have filed involuntary manslaughter charges against administrators and a teacher at a school where a student with autism died after being restrained face down for nearly two hours.

November 14, 2019

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