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Vacation Rentals Catering To People With Autism

A new online platform is offering vacation rentals featuring soothing neutral colors, door alarms, items washed with fragrance-free products and other accommodations.

December 18, 2018

Home Videos May Speed Autism Diagnosis

Short home videos may provide enough information to determine whether or not a child is on the autism spectrum, a new study suggests.

December 14, 2018
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Protesters Demand Closure Of School Where Teen Was Restrained, Later Died

Former students, disability advocates and parents are calling for the closure of a school where a teen with autism stopped breathing and later died after being restrained by staff.

December 12, 2018

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Drugs In The Works To Treat Autism’s Core Symptoms

Federal regulators put two experimental drugs targeting autism's core symptoms on a fast track for testing and approval this year, but they're still a long way from pharmacy shelves.

December 11, 2018

Student With Special Needs Dead After Being Restrained At School

A 13-year-old with autism is dead after reportedly being held face down in a prone restraint for roughly an hour at school.

December 10, 2018
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Programs Teaching Those With Autism To Code Get Boost

Autism Speaks is putting big money behind efforts to train people with autism to code, betting that the unique talents of those on the spectrum pair well with the high-demand field.

December 5, 2018

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Second Study Corroborates 1 In 40 Autism Rate

For the second time in a week, new data from a national survey suggests that the prevalence of autism in this country is higher than previously thought.

December 4, 2018

To Find Jobs For Those With Intellectual Disabilities, Parents Get Creative

Frustrated by the difficulties that their adult children with disabilities face in obtaining employment, many parents are creating businesses to foster opportunities.

November 30, 2018

College Recruit On The Spectrum Set To Make History

As the first student-athlete with autism to sign a national letter of intent to play a team sport at the NCAA Division I level, Kalin Bennett has more than basketball on his mind.

November 29, 2018

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Santa Ready To Go Sensory-Friendly

Just in time for the holidays, a series of special events across the country will offer calmer environments for children with disabilities to enjoy some one-on-one time with Santa Claus.

November 27, 2018
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New Government Report Suggests 1 In 40 Kids Have Autism

National survey results show as many as 1 in 40 U.S. children have been diagnosed with autism, continuing an upward trend.

November 26, 2018

500,000 Teens With ASD Are Headed To Adulthood. Where Will They Work?

The number of adults with autism is rapidly rising, yet advocates say nearly half of 25-year-olds with the disorder have never held a paying job.

November 16, 2018

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