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‘Sesame Street’ Bringing Muppet With Autism To TV

After being introduced online more than a year ago, Sesame Street's first character with autism is set to make her television debut.

March 20, 2017
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Autism May Be Detectable In Blood

Scientists say they can predict with near perfect accuracy whether or not a child has autism from a blood sample.

March 16, 2017
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Bucking Trend, 9 In 10 With Autism Land Jobs After Training

When given the right supports and training, a new study suggests that nearly all young people with autism who qualify for supported employment can learn to excel on the job.

March 14, 2017

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For Kids On The Spectrum, Time Change Brings Angst

The hour lost by springing ahead is an inconvenience to many, but for those with autism who find comfort in sticking to a predictable schedule, it can take weeks to adjust.

March 14, 2017

PBS To Broadcast Autism Documentary

The sensory experiences of people on the spectrum take center stage in a new documentary set to air on television.

March 10, 2017

Insurers Face Fines Over ABA Coverage

Regulators in one state intend to fine insurance companies more than half a million dollars for refusing to cover therapies for children with autism or other developmental disabilities.

March 7, 2017

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Researchers Identify Possible Autism Biomarker

For the second time in less than a month, researchers are reporting a potential breakthrough in their ability to spot autism signs in children who are less than a year old.

March 6, 2017

FDA Seeks Input On Autism Treatments

Federal regulators are looking for insight from people with autism and their families as they consider the need for new drug treatments to address the developmental disorder.

March 3, 2017
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Brain Stem Size May Predict Aggression In Those With ASD

Biological differences in the brain could explain why some with autism display problematic behavior, researchers say, and pinpointing the root of such issues may lead to interventions.

February 28, 2017

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Autism Documentary Falls Short Of Academy Award

"O.J.: Made in America" won the best-documentary Oscar Sunday night, taking the prize over a film focused on autism.

February 28, 2017

Company Peddling Unproven Autism Treatments Forced To Close

A drug and dietary supplement maker has been ordered to cease operations after the FDA found that it was falsely marketing products as being able to treat autism and other conditions.

February 24, 2017
Cassandra Burgess-Alex with her son Diallo, who has autism

Study Finds Medicaid Waivers Help Parents Stay Employed

Parents of children with autism are more likely to remain in the workforce if they have access to Medicaid waiver services for their kids, new research suggests.

February 21, 2017

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