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Modeled After ‘Shark Tank,’ Program Opens Doors For Adults On The Spectrum

Much like ABC's "Shark Tank," the Reactor Room puts adults with autism in front of a panel of business leaders and innovators with connections and ideas that can lead to a meaningful career.

April 17, 2019
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CDC Finds More Preschoolers Have Autism

New federal figures indicate that autism prevalence among young children is on the rise.

April 15, 2019

SeaWorld Becoming More Autism-Friendly

Joining its sister parks, SeaWorld Orlando is now a certified autism center, a move that's meant to make the theme park more accessible to people with disabilities, the company said.

April 12, 2019

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"The Employables"

TV Show To Profile Job Seekers With Disabilities

A new television series chronicling the experiences of people with autism and other special needs as they search for meaningful employment is set to debut.

April 10, 2019
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Study Raises Questions About Promising Autism Therapy

A large clinical trial of a heralded early intervention therapy for autism shows the treatment might not be as advantageous as previously believed.

April 9, 2019

Dell Hiring Program Aims To Create Opportunity For Adults With ASD

After a successful pilot, tech giant Dell Technologies is expanding its autism hiring program.

April 5, 2019

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Julia and her family

‘Sesame Street’ Character The New Face Of Autism Awareness

Even though autism can be identified by age 2, most kids go undiagnosed until after age 4. Now, advocates are working to change that and they're getting a little help from "Sesame Street."

April 3, 2019
On Tour With Asperger's Are Us

HBO To Debut Series On Asperger’s Comedy Troupe

A documentary series following the ups and downs of a unique comedy troupe comprised entirely of individuals on the autism spectrum is headed to television.

March 26, 2019
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Pediatricians Urged To Coordinate Therapy For Kids With Disabilities

Doctors are being told to do more to ensure that children with disabilities have access to needed therapies while steering clear of unproven treatments.

March 25, 2019

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Amy Schumer and Chris Fischer

Cheers For Amy Schumer’s Disclosure That Her Husband Is On The Spectrum

Advocates say that comedian Amy Schumer's recent disclosure that her husband is on the spectrum could raise awareness of the difficulties and rewards of dating those with autism.

March 21, 2019
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Study: Reworked Autism Definition Prompted Drop In Diagnoses

Five years after a sweeping overhaul of the diagnostic criteria for autism, research suggests that the changes have led fewer people to be identified with the developmental disorder.

March 20, 2019
National Institutes of Health

Kids With Severe Autism Often Overlooked In Research

Children who are on the severe end of the autism spectrum are increasingly being left out of studies on treating the developmental disorder, new research suggests.

March 19, 2019

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