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Autism At Center Of New Netflix Series ‘Atypical’

The coming-of-age story of an 18-year-old with autism is headed to Netflix.

June 26, 2017

Predicting Success Of Autism Treatments May Be Possible, Study Finds

Participating in autism interventions can be costly and time consuming, but new research suggests there could be a way to predict whether or not specific treatments will be effective.

June 22, 2017

With Actors On The Spectrum, Film Offers New Lens

Stories about people with disabilities are increasingly common on the big screen. But in a twist, a rom-com is gaining attention for casting those with autism to play people like themselves.

June 20, 2017

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Following Uproar, Teen With Autism Will Make Trip To UN

A 15-year-old who won a trip to the United Nations, but then had the trip denied because he has autism, has learned that he will be able to go after all.

June 20, 2017

Fever During Pregnancy May Increase Autism Odds

Expectant mothers who have a fever during pregnancy are significantly more likely to have a child with autism, new research suggests.

June 16, 2017
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Driving School Offers Teens With Disabilities Path To Independence

For those with developmental disabilities, getting behind the wheel can present a steep learning curve, but a tailored driving program is helping to meet individual needs.

June 14, 2017

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Many Adults With Autism Struggling Even With Services

State-provided disability services often fail to meet the needs of adults with autism, according to a new report finding many with access to supports don't have any regular daytime activities.

June 13, 2017

Parents Denied Ability To Record Son’s School Day

A federal jury has determined that the parents of a child with disabilities have no First Amendment right to have their son wear a recording device to keep track of his school day.

June 13, 2017
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Autism Detectable In Infants, Study Suggests

Long before an official diagnosis, a single brain scan at 6 months of age may be able to predict with near perfect accuracy which babies will develop autism.

June 8, 2017

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Schools Worried About Tracking Devices

Privacy concerns are prompting some schools to consider prohibiting GPS tracking devices that are designed to help protect children with disabilities who are at risk of wandering.

June 6, 2017

Family Of Man With Autism Sues Over Police Shooting

A year after police shot a caregiver who was assisting a man with autism, the man's family is suing alleging that police inflicted intentional pain and suffering and falsely imprisoned him.

June 6, 2017

Comedian Finds Humor In His Asperger’s

Stand-up comedian Connor McGrath has Asperger's syndrome, but it's no handicap. In fact, it's part of his act and the crowd loves it.

June 2, 2017

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