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Man With Asperger’s Tormented At Work, Lawsuit Claims

While working for a member of the New York City Council, a man with Asperger's says he was locked in a basement, humiliated and that decapitated Teddy bears were left on his desk.

December 9, 2016
U.S. Capitol

Autism Tracking Device Bill Clears House

Legislation that would provide tracking devices and resources to help kids with autism and other developmental disabilities at risk of wandering is one step closer to becoming federal law.

December 9, 2016
Students compete with their robots

Inclusion Gains Traction Outside The Classroom

Schools are offering a growing number of activities pairing students with and without disabilities and the trend is moving beyond sports to include offerings like robotics and drama.

December 7, 2016

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‘Asperger’s Are Us’ Documents Four Comics Who Aspire For More

A unique comedy troupe comprised of young adults on the spectrum is the focus of a new coming-of-age documentary.

December 2, 2016
A boy with autism

Fate Of Wandering Bill In Limbo

A last-minute twist that caught advocates by surprise is threatening to derail legislation to create new federal resources for those with autism and other developmental disabilities.

December 1, 2016
Ford headquarters

Ford Expands Autism Hiring Initiative

Just months after launching a pilot program aimed at hiring people on the spectrum, a major American automaker is looking to ramp up the effort.

November 29, 2016

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Rhodes Scholar Thrives With Service Dog’s Help

Each year, 95 winners from around the world are chosen for their academic records, leadership skills and public service efforts to become Rhodes Scholars. This time, one has autism.

November 29, 2016

For Kids With Special Needs, A Trail Of Their Own

While typical playgrounds can be overwhelming for children with disabilities, a new sensory trail is designed to provide cognitive and physical benefits geared toward their needs.

November 18, 2016

Biomarkers May Predict Autism Treatment Success

While it's clear that early intervention improves outcomes for kids with autism, choosing the right treatment for a particular child remains guesswork, but that could soon change.

November 17, 2016

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A smartphone app for autism screening

App Screens For Autism With 94 Percent Accuracy, Researchers Say

A smartphone app could dramatically speed up the process of screening children for autism, potentially offering feedback in less than a minute.

November 15, 2016

College-Bound Students With Autism Learn To Navigate Campus Life

Teenagers on the spectrum are getting a dry run at college with the help of a new boarding program that aims to prepare them for the social side of higher education.

November 11, 2016
President-elect Donald Trump and his running mate Mike Pence

Trump Win Brings Uncertainty On Disability Policy

Advocates are keeping tight-lipped in the wake of Donald Trump's surprise victory with little known about how the president-elect may shape policies vital to people with disabilities.

November 10, 2016

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