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Parents Wait Or Drive Across State For Autism Therapy

Lawmakers in one state are moving to eliminate a barrier to behavioral health care, a change that backers say would greatly improve access to therapy for children with autism.

March 2, 2021

IT Company Has One Goal: Hiring People On The Spectrum

Many adults with autism struggle with employment despite having skill sets that can excel in the workplace. One IT consulting company wants to change that.

February 24, 2021
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Federal Autism Committee Remains Defunct

A federal committee charged with guiding the nation's priorities on autism remains in disarray nearly a year and a half after Congress reauthorized it.

February 22, 2021

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Thousands Sign Petition Condemning Sia’s ‘Music’ After Outcry From Autism Community

A petition demanding the Hollywood Foreign Press Association rescind its Golden Globe nominations for Sia's film, "Music," has amassed more than 45,000 signatures.

February 17, 2021

Virtual Training May Help Young People With Autism Land Jobs

Practicing job interview skills using a virtual simulator could significantly increase the odds that young adults with autism find employment, new research suggests.

February 16, 2021

How A Dancer On The Spectrum Landed A Spot In The Super Bowl Halftime Show

A 23-year-old with autism danced alongside Grammy award-winning singer the Weeknd during the Super Bowl and he's hoping the experience shows what people with disabilities are capable of.

February 12, 2021

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Facebook Cracking Down On Posts Linking Autism, Vaccines

Making false claims about autism and vaccines could now get you kicked off Facebook.

February 10, 2021

Golden Globe Nominated Autism Movie ‘Music’ Will Get Warning Label

Under pressure from advocates, changes are in store for a forthcoming movie about a girl with autism that picked up two Golden Globe nominations this week.

February 5, 2021

Kids Coping With Mental Disorders Spiral As Pandemic Topples Support Systems

Many children with serious emotional or behavioral difficulties depend on schools for vital therapies. When schools and doctors stopped providing in-person services, kids became untethered.

February 2, 2021

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Study: Amazon Algorithms Promote Misinformation On Autism, Vaccines

More than 10% of Amazon products returned for search terms like "vaccine," "immunization" and "autism" are misinformative, according to a new study of books and other products on the site.

February 2, 2021
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Children’s Books Honored For Disability Narratives

Tales about a girl with autism and a boy who's nonverbal are among the books being honored for portraying the disability experience alongside the famed Newbery and Caldecott Medals.

January 28, 2021

Mental Health Issues Affect 3 In 4 Kids With Autism

The vast majority of children with autism have at least one mental health condition too, new research suggests.

January 26, 2021

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