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Feds Urged To Strengthen Autism Transition

The federal government should do more to streamline the experience of youth with autism transitioning to adulthood, according to a new report to Congress.

September 22, 2017
Haircut on farm

Farm Eases Haircut Anxiety For Kids On The Spectrum

The drone of voices, buzz of clippers and shearing of scissors in the confined space of a beauty salon are often too much for those with autism, so one hairdresser turned to the outdoors.

September 20, 2017

Netflix Renews Series About Teen With ASD

Netflix is ordering up more episodes of a series about the experiences of a teen with autism and his family.

September 15, 2017

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Autism Speaks

Autism Speaks Reports Double-Digit Revenue Slide

The nation's largest autism advocacy group is reporting a sharp drop in revenue and is cutting expenses and distributing fewer grants as a result, newly-released financial data shows.

September 14, 2017

EEOC: Man With Autism Harassed, Assaulted By Boss

A man with autism who washed dishes at a Golden Corral restaurant was harassed by his boss before being sexually assaulted on the job, according to a U.S. government lawsuit.

September 12, 2017
Dr. Tyler Sexton checks on an infant

‘The Good Doctor’ Gets Boost From Real MD With Disability

ABC is turning to a pediatrician with cerebral palsy and others who have achieved success despite long odds to help promote their new television drama about a surgeon on the spectrum.

September 11, 2017

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National Institutes of Health

Feds Award Millions For Autism Research

The federal government is handing out nearly $100 million with an eye toward better understanding autism and developing interventions for the condition.

September 8, 2017

How A Mom Helped Her Son With Autism Fit In At High School

Nervous about how other students would receive her son with autism, one mom took to Facebook and found a heartening response.

September 6, 2017

Researchers: What We Know About Girls On The Spectrum ‘May Be Wrong’

Even though they score higher on tests of communication and social skills, girls with autism appear to struggle more than boys with the demands of everyday life.

September 1, 2017

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App Bridges Gap Between Police, Those With Special Needs

A new smartphone app is alerting police officers with information about people with "invisible disabilities" in the hopes of better managing crisis situations.

September 1, 2017
Puzzle

Is It Time To Ditch The Autism Puzzle Piece?

Long associated with autism, new research is questioning whether or not the ubiquitous puzzle piece serves as a pro or con for organizations tied to the developmental disorder.

August 29, 2017

Eye Contact ‘Too Much’ For Many With ASD, Study Finds

Avoiding eye contact is one of the most common characteristics associated with autism. But a new study suggests the behavior has little to do with social or personal indifference.

August 29, 2017

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