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For Those With ASD, Virtual Reality Could Help Improve Police Encounters

Researchers are looking to determine if virtual reality can help teach people with autism how to respond to law enforcement officers, potentially saving lives.

September 10, 2019

In Lieu Of Guardianship, States Look To Supported Decision-Making

At least a dozen states have adopted laws encouraging supported decision-making, which — unlike guardianship — allows people with disabilities to make decisions for themselves.

September 4, 2019

Woman Died After A Fall. Did Her Son With Autism Commit Murder By Neglect?

For the last year, a man with autism has been in jail charged with murder and elder abuse after his mother died, even as his attorney says his mother was his caregiver, not the other way around.

September 3, 2019

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Autism Rate Rising Faster Among Some Children, Study Finds

New research suggests that the prevalence of autism is on the rise and it's growing at a significantly faster clip among certain groups of kids.

August 30, 2019

Parents Make Case For Autism Street Signs

Concerned about their children who have a tendency to bolt, some parents want 'child with autism' signs placed near their homes, but they say federal and state laws are getting in the way.

August 27, 2019
Parents and kids at Missouri Capitol

More States Requiring Insurers To Cover Developmental Disabilities

After the widespread success of state insurance mandates for autism treatment, a grassroots effort is underway to do the same for other developmental disabilities.

August 26, 2019

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Flight Crew Grounded After Allegedly Refusing To Accommodate Man With Autism

An airline passenger claimed crew members walked off a plane rather than accommodate his brother with autism, forcing all 75 people on board to exit and wait three hours for another flight.

August 21, 2019

Despite Warning, Bogus ASD Treatment Remains Readily Available

Days after the FDA warned against buying certain products marketed to treat autism and other conditions, similar products were still being found on Walmart and Amazon's websites.

August 20, 2019
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After Years Of Underemployment, People With Autism Thrive In Tech Jobs

As a handful of major technology companies make concerted efforts to hire those on the spectrum, opportunities are opening up for a talented group of long-overlooked job seekers.

August 19, 2019

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For Those Diagnosed As Adults, ASD Poses Unique Challenges

Spotting autism in adults can be tricky, but with increased awareness, many people who were misdiagnosed or missed altogether as children are gaining a new understanding of themselves.

August 16, 2019
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FDA Warns Of Life-Threatening Side Effects From Supposed Autism Treatment

Federal officials are warning against the use of a dangerous and unproven product that's peddled online as a treatment for autism and other conditions.

August 14, 2019
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Why An Autism Group Is Breaking Up With ‘Sesame Street’

PSAs featuring Julia from "Sesame Street" that encourage early autism screening seem innocent enough, but a self-advocacy group says the ads lead unsuspecting parents to harmful information.

August 13, 2019

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