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Swim Team

‘Swim Team’ Chronicles Life On The Spectrum

A documentary about the unlikely rise of a group of swimmers on the autism spectrum will hit theaters this summer.

May 23, 2017
Holt Priest

Transition A Struggle For Young Man With Autism

A year after graduating from a high school that grew to love him, a young man with autism is struggling to adjust to a reality of adulthood that is not as kind.

May 22, 2017
The Good Doctor

Autism At Center Of New Prime-Time TV Drama

ABC will introduce a prime-time drama this fall featuring a lead character on the autism spectrum.

May 18, 2017

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Mom Designs Drone To Track Kids Who Wander

Concerned about keeping track of her young daughter with autism, one mom created a video camera-equipped drone designed to give parents some extra help keeping an eye on their children.

May 17, 2017
Pill box

In Treating Autism, Drugs Often Overshadow Behavior Therapy

Many kids with autism are taking antipsychotics without participating in behavior therapy, new research suggests, despite evidence that medication is most helpful when paired with therapy.

May 16, 2017

Teen On The Spectrum Finds Culinary Success

He's barely out of high school, but an 18-year-old with autism is already making his mark with a pair of signature sauces that grace a restaurant menu and are commercially bottled.

May 16, 2017

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HOA To Pay $300K For Disability Discrimination

A homeowners association has agreed to pay up after barring the parents of a woman with severe disabilities from parking a motor home that they bought to transport their daughter.

May 15, 2017
Angel Bowling, who has autism, works with speech and language pathologist Stacey Fernstrum.

Study: Autism Behaviors Often Unrelated To Speech Difficulties

When children with autism struggle with behavior, it's commonly attributed to speech issues or frustration associated with communication. But new research suggests that may not be the case.

May 12, 2017

Feds Urged To Improve Transition Services

Congress' investigative arm is calling on federal officials to consider earlier transition planning and to take other steps to meet the needs of youth with autism entering adulthood.

May 9, 2017

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Autism Eats

For Those With Autism, A Chance To Dine Out Without Stress Or Stares

Eating out can be a challenge for families of those on the spectrum. But a new effort that's spread to 11 states is designed to offer a relaxed and welcoming restaurant experience.

May 8, 2017

Parents Turn To Cannabis To Treat ASD, Even As Doctors Urge Caution

Dramatic improvements are convincing some parents to try a once unthinkable treatment for their kids with autism — marijuana — despite little evidence to support its use.

May 5, 2017

Teen With Autism Disqualified From Trip

A 15-year-old who won a contest sponsored by a national organization recently learned that officials withdrew the prize — a trip to the United Nations — apparently because he has autism.

May 2, 2017

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