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Company Peddling Unproven Autism Treatments Forced To Close

A drug and dietary supplement maker has been ordered to cease operations after the FDA found that it was falsely marketing products as being able to treat autism and other conditions.

February 24, 2017
Cassandra Burgess-Alex with her son Diallo, who has autism

Study Finds Medicaid Waivers Help Parents Stay Employed

Parents of children with autism are more likely to remain in the workforce if they have access to Medicaid waiver services for their kids, new research suggests.

February 21, 2017

Trump Focus On ASD Misplaced, Advocates Say

At a White House gathering this week, President Donald Trump expressed concern about a "tremendous increase" in autism, but experts caution that his rhetoric doesn't tell the whole story.

February 17, 2017

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Education Department Records Uptick In Special Ed Enrollment

The number of American schoolchildren receiving special education services is on the rise.

February 16, 2017
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In Breakthrough, Researchers Detect Autism Signs In Infants

For the first time, a new study suggests it's possible to predict within the first year of life if a child will develop autism.

February 15, 2017

Temple Grandin Named To Women’s Hall Of Fame

Autism self-advocate Temple Grandin is one of 10 notables who will be inducted into the National Women's Hall of Fame later this year.

February 14, 2017

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Managed Care Putting Kids With Disabilities At Risk, Parents Say

Recent changes to a state program — which provides aid for children whose conditions require round-the-clock care — have caused alarming and widespread problems, an investigation finds.

February 14, 2017
A vial containing the MMR vaccine

In Light Of Autism Comments, White House Prodded On Vaccines

Hundreds of organizations — including many of the nation's leading autism and disability advocacy groups — have written to President Donald Trump in an effort to dispel fears about vaccines.

February 9, 2017

Study Finds Law Boosted Services For Kids On The Spectrum

Children with autism are receiving more services at no added cost to their families thanks to a federal law that requires expanded mental health coverage, researchers say.

February 7, 2017

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Consuelo Martinez watches her daughter Chelsea, who has autism, play the violin

Study: For Those With Autism, Fixations Can Be Beneficial

Parents and teachers should do more to embrace the preferred interests of those with autism, researchers say, pointing out that such aptitudes can be calming and form the basis for careers.

February 3, 2017

Condo-Like Housing Model Offers Independence With Supports

Blending features of a boarding house and a condominium, a unique approach to housing is offering an alternative to living with family for adults with developmental disabilities.

January 30, 2017

NFL Looks To Accommodate Fans With ASD

In what's being called a first, the NFL will make Sunday's Pro Bowl "autism friendly," offering fans on the spectrum noise-canceling headphones, stress-relief squeeze toys and a safe room.

January 25, 2017

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