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Nonprofit Aims To Keep Adults With Autism From Falling Off ‘The Cliff’

Many adults with autism fall off "the cliff" after they age out of formal schooling at 21. A bold new project seeks to change that.

June 15, 2021
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Pediatricians Urged To Avoid Certain Tests For Kids With Autism

Pediatricians and families are being urged to think twice before going forward with a handful of clinical tests for kids with autism and other disabilities.

June 11, 2021
U.S. Department of Justice building

State Will Pay $100K, Modify Disability Services Under Agreement With Feds

After state restrictions left a man with intellectual disabilities at serious risk of having to move to a congregate setting in order to access the services he needs, federal officials stepped in.

June 8, 2021

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FDA Approves Device To Help Detect Autism

Federal regulators authorized a first-of-its-kind device to help doctors determine whether a child has autism, potentially allowing kids to be diagnosed sooner by avoiding waits for specialists.

June 7, 2021

Teen With Autism Heads Up New Produce Pantry For The Needy

A newly launched nonprofit aims to distribute produce to the food insecure while providing life, social and job skills to young adults with developmental disabilities.

June 4, 2021
U.S. Capitol

Congress Urged To Increase Spending On Autism

Dozens of members of Congress are calling for the federal government to ramp up its investment in autism-related activities by spending an additional $150 million on the developmental disorder.

May 25, 2021

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Families Of People With IDD Rebuild Frayed Ties As Pandemic Eases

Families of those with developmental disabilities have had their lives upended by the pandemic more than most, research shows, and now they're reuniting and trying to make up for lost time.

May 25, 2021
A boy with autism

Study Suggests Most Kids With Autism Make Gains Over Time

The vast majority of youngsters with autism may be "doing well" in at least some aspect of their lives by the time they reach mid-childhood, researchers say.

May 18, 2021
ABA therapy session

Across US, Most Counties Have No Behavior Therapists

Access to behavior therapists is woefully lacking in many places, with a new study finding that more than half of the nation's counties don't have a single one.

May 11, 2021

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Elon Musk

Elon Musk Says He Has Asperger’s

The billionaire behind Tesla and SpaceX says he's on the autism spectrum.

May 10, 2021
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Microsoft Takes Aim At The ‘Disability Divide’

Technology-giant Microsoft is promising big steps in the coming years to make its products and workplace even more accessible and inclusive to people with disabilities.

May 5, 2021

For Spanish-Speaking Families, An Uphill Battle For Special Needs Services

Language issues likely play a big part in fueling what advocates say are significant disparities in disability services for Spanish-speaking families.

May 4, 2021

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