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New Gym Created To Help People With Special Needs Stay Fit

Some gyms have programs for people with disabilities, but at one new fitness center, the equipment, exercises and instruction are all specifically designed to meet this population's needs.

July 20, 2018

Children’s Book Offers Boy’s View Of Life With Autism

With help from his former paraprofessional, a nine-year-old with autism wrote and illustrated a book about what it's like to be on the spectrum.

July 17, 2018
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Virtual World May Help Those With Autism Sharpen Social Skills

A 28-year-old with autism is using his personal experience to design a virtual world aimed at helping others on the spectrum improve their social skills.

July 9, 2018

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Is Autism Linked To Food Allergies?

A new study finds that food allergies are far more common in those with autism, but researchers are still trying to discover how and why.

June 29, 2018

Study Affirms Prospect Of Autism Blood Test

New research is offering stronger proof that a blood test may be able to accurately predict whether or not a child has autism.

June 22, 2018
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Evolving Definition Of Autism Prompts Questions About Prevalence

The latest government data shows that autism prevalence is on the rise, but a newly-adopted standard for diagnosing the developmental disorder may be muddying the numbers.

June 19, 2018

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Study: Drivers With Autism Just As Good As Other Motorists

People with autism appear to have more difficulty than others when first learning to drive, but a study suggests that with practice, they can be just as skilled behind the wheel.

June 15, 2018

App Shows Potential In Flagging Autism

New research suggests that a simple iPhone app could be instrumental in helping screen children for autism from the comfort of home.

June 12, 2018

Low Medicaid Rates Preventing Children From Getting ABA Therapy

In some parts of the country, families say the reimbursement rates Medicaid pays for applied behavior analysis are so low that they're unable to find providers willing to serve them.

June 12, 2018

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For Some With Autism, Stopping Seizures May Aid Development

Many children with autism also have seizures. Scientists now say that rapid treatment during these episodes may prevent kids from moving into a more severe range of the spectrum.

June 4, 2018

Student With Sensory Issues Has Graduation Come To Him

Unable to deal with the stimulation of a traditional graduation ceremony due to autism and sensory issues, Jordan Smith's teacher found a different way to honor his right of passage.

June 1, 2018

City Among First To Go ‘Autism Friendly’

A Midwestern city of 25,000 is believed to be one of the first to launch a concerted, community-wide effort enlisting schools, businesses and residents to accommodate people with autism.

May 22, 2018

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