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Study Finds Widely Available Drug May Lower Anxiety In Those With Autism

New research suggests that a decades-old drug can alleviate anxiety issues in kids and young adults with autism.

February 20, 2024
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With New Season, ‘The Good Doctor’ Adds Character With Autism

An actress with autism is set to take on a prominent role in a prime-time network drama.

February 13, 2024

One Of The Country’s First Elected Officials With Autism Wins Discrimination Case

After being open about having autism and being deaf during her run for office, Sarah Selvaggi Hernandez said she was repeatedly denied disability accommodations prompting a four-year legal battle.

February 6, 2024

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Lack Of Resources To Address Severe Behaviors Leaves Families With Few Options

Families desperate for help with children with developmental disabilities are often left to put their trust in facilities hundreds of miles away or risk their own safety to handle crises at home.

February 6, 2024

Coffee Clubs Give Adults With Autism A Chance To Bond, Build Relationships

The gatherings provide a safe space with social supports for adults on the autism spectrum to meet up, make connections, play cards and board games or simply read a book.

February 2, 2024
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Autism-Friendly Airports, Hotels Offer Travel Accessibility

With autism rates rising significantly in recent decades, the travel industry is taking notice, providing free practice stays, boarding rehearsals and more.

January 24, 2024

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Broadway Musical Starring Actors With Autism To Close

A groundbreaking Broadway show starring several actors with autism will close after less than three months.

January 23, 2024
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Autism Dating Show Set To Return

An Emmy-winning documentary series following the dating experiences of several people with autism across the nation is back with a new season.

January 18, 2024
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How Do Co-Occurring Conditions Affect Those With Autism? Government Panel Wants To Know

A federal panel charged with guiding the government's autism efforts is looking for input on how other physical and mental health conditions impact those on the spectrum and the services they need.

January 16, 2024

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City Is Country’s First To Be Named ‘Sensory Inclusive’

One of the nation's largest cities is the first to be designated as sensory inclusive, but the announcement has left some in the disability community confused and skeptical.

January 16, 2024
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A Quarter Of Teens With Autism May Be Undiagnosed

Despite advances in autism diagnosis, one in four teens who are on the spectrum lack a formal diagnosis, researchers say.

January 9, 2024
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Can Police Avoid Hurting Individuals With Autism? Cops Learn How

In trainings, advocates are urging law enforcement officers to approach those with autism based on their developmental age as opposed to their chronological one.

January 5, 2024

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