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New Peppa Pig Theme Park To Be Autism-Friendly

A first-of-its-kind Peppa Pig theme park that's set to open near Legoland next year is being designed to meet the needs of kids with autism and it will feature wheelchair-accessible rides.

November 18, 2021

One Boy’s Struggles Show How States Often Fail Kids With Severe Autism

Emmett Tolis went to Children's Hospital of Philadelphia as his parents sought residential treatment for his severe autism. Four months later, they've had no luck, and he's still there.

November 9, 2021
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Study Finds Big Differences In Autism Rates By Community

In some U.S. communities autism prevalence is more than three times the national average, a new study suggests.

November 5, 2021

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Temple Grandin Working On Line Of Playground Equipment For Kids With Autism

Temple Grandin, one of the most well-known and accomplished adults with autism, is partnering with a company that makes playground equipment to develop a line aimed at children with autism.

November 1, 2021
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Study: Families Of Children With Special Needs See $18K In Lost Income Annually

A significant number of caregivers of children with special needs reduce their work hours or leave jobs altogether costing their families an average of $18,000 per year, researchers say.

October 28, 2021
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Kids’ Medical Records May Hold Clues To Autism Screening

New research points to a simple way to flag children at risk for autism that has the potential to cut the rate of false positives of traditional screening in half.

October 26, 2021

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Tricks To Make Halloween A Treat For Kids With Special Needs

Almost every facet of trick-or-treating can be a chance to stumble for kids who are less able to "go with the flow." But experts say a little preparation can go a long way.

October 26, 2021

With Crossover Between Autism And Mental Health, Diagnosis Can Be Tricky

Recent studies show a strong link between autism and mental health and the prevalence of mental health disorders in kids with autism appears to increase as they get older.

October 22, 2021
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Public Comment Sought On Nation’s Autism Plan

Federal officials are looking for feedback from the public as a key panel works to update the government's autism agenda for the first time in years.

October 19, 2021

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Promising Autism Treatment Falls Short, Study Finds

A naturally occurring hormone that's been prescribed to many children with autism under the thinking that it could boost sociability does not make any difference, according to a large new study.

October 15, 2021
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‘Sesame Street’ Expands Autism Resources

"Sesame Street" is offering up a host of new resources designed to help children with autism and their families.

October 7, 2021
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YouTube Bans Videos Linking Autism, Vaccines

YouTube is cracking down on vaccine misinformation, saying that it will remove videos suggesting that vaccines cause autism, among other falsehoods.

September 30, 2021

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