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PBS Kids To Launch New Show About Characters With Autism

A first-of-its-kind children's show featuring a main character with autism and his neurodiverse friends is set to premiere this fall.

July 18, 2024
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Study Warns Against Too Much Autism Intervention

When it comes to autism intervention, new research suggests that more may not always be better.

July 9, 2024

Quiet Zones, Fidgets And Ear Muffs: Parades And Festivals Add Sensory Accommodations

From state fairs to local parades to Pride festivals, events are adding quiet areas and other tools for those with autism and sensory issues.

June 25, 2024

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FBI Investigates Autism Centers, Which Have Exploded In Growth

The FBI is investigating possible Medicaid fraud in the treatment of autism in one state, according to sources with knowledge of the investigation, as program spending has surged in recent years.

June 19, 2024
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Clinical Standards For Autism Treatment See Major Update

For the first time in a decade, there are new guidelines for the most widely-used autism treatment.

June 10, 2024
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‘Ezra’ Movie Sees Actor With Autism Shine With Bobby Cannavale, Robert De Niro

After reviewing hundreds of auditions, the filmmakers of the new movie "Ezra" had just weeks to spare before shooting when they finally found the first-time actor with autism to take on the title role.

June 5, 2024

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Teen Wins National Recognition For Autism Coding Program

A high schooler has created a computer science program specifically designed for neurodivergent children and young adults with the goal of providing them opportunities to pursue STEM careers.

June 4, 2024

Movie Starring Actor With Autism Coming To Theaters

An actor with autism is starring alongside Robert De Niro and other big names in a movie that's set for a nationwide release.

May 22, 2024

‘Blue Envelope’ Program Aims To Help Drivers With Autism

People with autism are given blue envelopes containing information about their condition to keep in their car so they can provide them to officers during traffic stops, accidents or other situations.

May 14, 2024

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Sesame Place Introduces Low Sensory Days

A theme park centered on the world of "Sesame Street" is taking new steps to be more welcoming to kids with disabilities.

May 7, 2024

Autism Diagnoses Can Be Isolating. That’s Why These Organizations Support Whole Families

Autism can affect more than the individual with a diagnosis, altering family dynamics and experiences. That's why some groups are tailoring their services to help siblings and parents too.

May 7, 2024
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Autism Accounts For Growing Percentage Of Students In Special Ed

Special education students across the nation are increasingly likely to have autism, with new data showing that the percentage has more than doubled in recent years.

May 3, 2024

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