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Film Starring Actors With ASD Coming To The Big Screen

A feature film starring multiple people with autism is headed for a national release.

January 17, 2018

Being Bilingual May Be A Plus For Kids With Autism

Speaking more than one language may offer a significant advantage for children with autism that goes well beyond communication, a new study suggests.

January 16, 2018
Patricia and Paris King

College Dreams Within Reach For More People On The Spectrum

By law, universities can't require applicants to report disabilities, but anecdotally more students with autism are thought to be enrolling in and finishing college.

January 15, 2018

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Why ABA Therapy Remains Elusive For Some Families

Despite a federal directive requiring Medicaid to cover treatments like applied behavior analysis, at least one state appears to be finding ways to deny the therapy.

January 10, 2018

Prenatal Vitamins May Lessen Autism Risk

Taking certain supplements while pregnant may reduce the risk that a child will develop autism, a new study suggests.

January 9, 2018
Jill Bonn and her daughter, Erica

Apartment Complex Caters To Adults With Developmental Disabilities

Affordable housing for people with developmental disabilities is rare, but a new apartment complex geared specifically to this population is part of a burgeoning wave of options.

January 8, 2018

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New Comedy Sheds Light On Raising Kids With Special Needs

After raising twin boys with autism, Guzin Kurun wanted to create an element of "normalcy" around parenting of children with the condition. And she wanted to do it through comedy.

January 5, 2018
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Autism Rates Appear To Have Stabilized

Researchers have a new reason to believe that the prevalence of autism spectrum disorders in the U.S. has reached a plateau.

January 3, 2018
Autism Speaks

Autism Speaks Unveils New Scientific Agenda

A year after dropping references to a cure from its mission statement, the nation's largest autism advocacy group is charting a new course with a bold rewrite of its scientific priorities.

December 14, 2017

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Autism Portrayal Nets Golden Globe Nod

Hollywood appears to be embracing the story of a surgeon with autism.

December 12, 2017

Researchers To Study Effects Of Marijuana On Kids With ASD

In what some advocates say could be a first in the United States, a major children's hospital is set to study the effects of medical marijuana on children with autism.

December 12, 2017
Freddie Highmore plays a surgical resident with autism on "The Good Doctor"

Why America Is Making An Appointment With ‘The Good Doctor’

The medical drama centering on a doctor with autism wrapped up its fall run as the number one new show on television.

December 6, 2017

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