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A new study suggests that adults with autism are more likely than typically-developing individuals their age to experience a range of health issues. (Thinkstock)

Study Highlights Health Risks For Those With Autism

Researchers are warning that more attention needs to be paid to the overall health of adults with autism, with a new study finding them at greater risk for a host of maladies.

November 20, 2015

Customer ‘Fired’ For Criticizing Employee With Autism

A restaurant has found itself overwhelmed with support after its owner shared a Facebook post standing up to mistreatment of an employee with developmental disabilities.

November 17, 2015

CDC Survey Finds Autism On The Rise

Autism may affect as many as 1 in 45 American children, according to a new government survey.

November 13, 2015

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Rutgers University plans to offer adults with autism vocational and housing opportunities on its campus. (Nick Romanenko/Rutgers University)

University To Employ, House Adults With Autism

In what's being billed as a first-of-its-kind effort, a major university is looking to create housing and employment opportunities for adults on the spectrum.

November 10, 2015

Study: No Downside To Eliminating Asperger’s Label

When Asperger's syndrome was dropped from the DSM, the change prompted concerns about increased stigma, but a new study finds those fears may be unfounded.

November 5, 2015

Autism Speaks Co-Founder Ill

The nation's largest autism advocacy group says that one of its co-founders has cancer and will step aside for the time being.

November 3, 2015

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A study of more than 5,000 kids with autism suggests that those on the spectrum are more likely than other children to be overweight even at very young ages. (Thinkstock)

Obesity More Common Among Kids With Autism, Study Finds

A new study is warning that children with autism face a heightened risk for obesity and they start packing on the pounds at much younger ages than their typically-developing peers.

November 2, 2015

Following Hiatus, Federal Autism Panel Returns

A federal autism advisory panel will reconvene next month after going dark for more than a year.

October 30, 2015

Government Study Suggests Autism Overdiagnosed

With as many as 1 in 10 children with autism ultimately losing their diagnosis, a new government study suggests some kids placed on the spectrum shouldn't be.

October 27, 2015

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For ‘Sesame Street,’ Character On The Spectrum Years In The Making

Sesame Street's first character with autism is a girl who can talk. But those behind the iconic muppets say deciding on Julia's characteristics took years of careful consideration.

October 26, 2015
Applebee’s says Caleb Dyl will receive back wages for hundreds of hours he’s worked dating back to 2014. (Disability Scoop)

Employee With ASD Goes Unpaid For A Year

After working at Applebee's for a year, a man with autism will finally get his first paycheck.

October 23, 2015

‘Sesame Street’ Unveils Character With Autism

The makers of "Sesame Street" say Elmo, Abby Cadabby and Grover are getting a new friend with autism as part of an effort to reduce stigma and help those on the spectrum learn life skills.

October 21, 2015

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