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For Many Kids With Autism, Health Care Needs Go Unaddressed

Children with autism are twice as likely as those with other disabilities to have unmet health care needs, according to a new report.

January 22, 2019
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Teacher Strike Especially Tough On Students In Special Education

With teachers in one of the nation's largest school districts picketing, more than 60,000 students with special needs are missing out on far more than academics.

January 22, 2019

Woman Charged In Alleged $9 Million Fraud Involving Behavior Therapy

Federal authorities are seeking to recover $9 million that they say a woman stole in a scheme involving false medical bills for treating children with autism.

January 18, 2019

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New Group To Focus On Severe Autism

Amid a bevy of existing autism organizations, a new national nonprofit is hoping to stand out by giving voice to the particular needs of people on the severe end of the spectrum.

January 17, 2019
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Girls On The Spectrum Often Go Unnoticed

Though boys with autism are estimated to outnumber girls by 4-1, experts now say that may be because many females are overlooked.

January 15, 2019

Country Club To Become Community For Adults With Special Needs

A former golf course will be the site of 300 new homes, a third of which will be for those with autism, Down syndrome and other disabilities, and the remainder will be for sale to the public.

January 15, 2019

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SeaWorld Water Park Now A Certified Autism Center

Aquatica Orlando — SeaWorld's water park — has put staff through training and added more resources for visitors to become an official certified autism center.

January 11, 2019

Video Shows Teacher Dragging Student With Disabilities

In what advocates in one state say is at least the fourth such incident this school year, video has surfaced of a teacher dragging a student with disabilities reportedly having a meltdown.

January 9, 2019

FDA Warns Against Jewelry For Sensory Stimulation

Special necklaces, bracelets and other jewelry used by people with special needs to provide sensory stimulation are dangerous, federal regulators say.

January 8, 2019

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Wearable Device May Be Able To Predict Autism Aggression

A $3.1 million national study is looking at whether a Fitbit-like device can predict aggression in those with autism, potentially offering caregivers time to intervene.

January 8, 2019
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Vacation Rentals Catering To People With Autism

A new online platform is offering vacation rentals featuring soothing neutral colors, door alarms, items washed with fragrance-free products and other accommodations.

December 18, 2018

Home Videos May Speed Autism Diagnosis

Short home videos may provide enough information to determine whether or not a child is on the autism spectrum, a new study suggests.

December 14, 2018

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