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Classroom Behavior Lands 10-Year-Old With ASD In Jail

A 10-year-old boy with autism was arrested, spent the night in jail and faces a third-degree felony charge, all for allegedly kicking a teacher at school last fall.

April 21, 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
Ben Affleck in "The Accountant"

Ben Affleck To Appear At New Autism Film Festival

A first-of-its-kind film festival featuring movies tied to autism is set to kick off with some major star power.

April 19, 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
Disney's Magic Kingdom

Judge Finds ‘No Basis’ For ADA Claims Against Disney

A second federal judge has rejected claims from families who sued Disney over changes to disability access, but a lawyer representing the kids and their parents isn't backing down.

April 18, 2017

Cocoon-Like Bed Aims To Keep Kids With Special Needs Safe

Struggling to keep her wandering son safely tucked away at night, one mom took matters into her own hands, designing a bed that's secure while also providing a calming effect.

April 17, 2017

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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

Group Homes Prioritizing Profits Over Safety, Investigation Finds

A multi-billion-dollar industry that runs group homes and other community-based facilities has largely supplanted institutions, but lax oversight is reportedly putting residents at risk.

April 12, 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

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Mother, Son Reportedly Shamed At Inclusive Playground

A mom's emotionally raw video about a run-in with a family over the behavior of her 6-year-old son — who has severe autism — has been watched more than 500,000 times on Facebook.

April 7, 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
The White House lit blue

As White House Goes Blue, Trump ‘Cure’ Comment Draws Backlash

For the first time ever, the White House turned blue for autism awareness, but not everyone affected by the developmental disorder is happy about it.

April 4, 2017

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