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$100 Million Going Toward Autism Research

The National Institutes of Health is making major investments into research projects looking at how autism impacts a person's development, sleep, mental health, aging and more.

September 23, 2022

Can Artificial Intelligence Detect Autism Doctors Miss?

Researchers are testing an app that uses AI to analyze toddlers' movements, eye positions and facial expressions to see whether computers can offer a more objective way of diagnosing autism.

September 20, 2022
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National Autism Care Network Expands

A one-of-a-kind national network of autism centers designed to transform how care is developed and provided to those on the spectrum and their families is growing.

September 13, 2022

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Zoo Embraces Disability Inclusion In Hiring And With Visitors

Inclusion efforts at one zoo mean hiring people with developmental disabilities and ensuring an accessible guest experience with features like a universal changing station and a sensory garden.

September 9, 2022
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‘Thomas & Friends’ Welcomes First Character With Autism

A staple of children's television is introducing its first-ever character with autism, a series regular who will be voiced by an actor who's on the spectrum himself.

September 8, 2022
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Autism Dating Show Wins Emmy Awards

A documentary series following the dating experiences of young adults with autism is the winner of multiple Emmys.

September 6, 2022

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A Couple’s Quest For Treatment For Their Son With ASD Hits Repeated Obstacles

Amparo and Victor Rios began searching for answers when their son didn't hit some milestones after turning 2. Three years later, they are still trying to get their insurance to pay for therapy.

September 6, 2022
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Airports Work To Help Those With Autism, Other Hidden Needs

A program that uses lanyards, pins and bracelets to discreetly indicate that travelers may need special assistance is starting to become available in the U.S.

August 30, 2022
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Once Largely Overlooked, Adults With Autism Gain Visibility

While advocacy groups and media have traditionally put greater focus on children with autism, new research finds that representation of adults on the spectrum is growing.

August 26, 2022

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Inside Six Flags’ Efforts To Make Its Parks More Inclusive

The company has taken major steps recently to make its parks more welcoming for people with disabilities mirroring a broader movement toward accessibility in the entertainment industry.

August 24, 2022

Scientists Identify More Genes Linked To Autism

New research is uncovering dozens of genes associated with autism and helping to explain a broader swath of cases across the spectrum.

August 23, 2022
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Deputy Used Stun Gun 17 Times On Teen With Autism, Lawsuit Alleges

Calling it "an egregious case of abuse," attorneys for a nonverbal teen with autism allege that he was stunned 17 times by a sheriff's deputy while walking down the road in his pajamas.

August 16, 2022

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