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Medicaid Expanding Offerings For Kids With Severe Needs

Federal Medicaid officials are issuing new guidance aimed at making it easier for children with complex medical conditions like severe autism and cerebral palsy to access the care they need.

August 8, 2022
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PBS Documentary Explores Shortcomings Of Disability Support System

What happens when a family is left to care for an adult who is deaf, blind and has autism without support? That's the focus of a new documentary that's set to premiere on national television.

July 26, 2022
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School, Staffers Indicted In Restraint Death Of 13-Year-Old With Autism

A now-shuttered school and three former employees have been indicted in the 2018 death of a 13-year-old with autism who was held in a face-down restraint for nearly two hours, authorities said.

July 26, 2022

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Six Flags Expanding Disability Offerings

After enhancing services for visitors with autism, Six Flags is now taking steps to ensure its parks are more welcoming for people with other types of disabilities too.

July 22, 2022
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Data Suggests Autism Rate Is Still Growing

New research finds that autism prevalence among U.S. children is continuing to rise.

July 13, 2022
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Autism Plays Big Role In New Movie

An actress with autism is making her debut alongside Dakota Johnson in a new feature film that's out in theaters.

June 21, 2022

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FDA Approves Device To Help Identify Autism Earlier

Federal regulators authorized a new device aimed at helping doctors decide whether or not children as young as 16 months have autism.

June 17, 2022
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Drumming Improves Behavior In Young People With Autism, Study Finds

Learning to play the drums could make a big difference for adolescents with autism, with new research finding that acquiring the skill leads to better emotional control and fewer behavior issues.

June 14, 2022

Family Reunited Weeks After Son With ASD Kicked Off Flight

With help from a cruise line and a group of advocates, a mother and her teenage son with autism are back home nearly a month after the teen was kicked off a flight leaving them stranded in Aruba.

June 14, 2022

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Having Autism In Florida Means Delayed Diagnosis, Delayed Therapy

Long waits for evaluations, low pay and tightening regulations for therapy providers mean that families are having a particularly tough time getting help for their children with autism.

June 8, 2022

Airline To Train Staff On Autism

As an upstart airline from the founder of JetBlue works to expand, the company says it will put a premium on better serving travelers with autism.

June 3, 2022

Boy With Autism Still Missing A Year After Walking Out Of School

In May 2021, 11-year-old Ryan Larsen walked out of his elementary school in between classes. A year later, there are few signs of the boy's whereabouts.

May 24, 2022

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