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Boy With Autism Still Missing A Year After Walking Out Of School

In May 2021, 11-year-old Ryan Larsen walked out of his elementary school in between classes. A year later, there are few signs of the boy's whereabouts.

May 24, 2022
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Autism Prevalence Rising Globally

It's not just the U.S. New research finds that autism prevalence is growing around the world and experts say that shows progress.

May 19, 2022

Family Building Apartment For Son With Autism

Determined to find a way for their 21-year-old son with autism to learn to live independently, one family opted to build an apartment, doing much of the labor themselves.

May 17, 2022

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Subway Vowed To Help Worker With Autism — But Fired Him After 4 Shifts, Feds Say

Despite knowing he would need accommodations because of his autism and ADHD, Subway didn't provide the man with reasonable accommodations or give him proper training, officials say.

May 12, 2022
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New Version Of Autism Dating Show Coming To Netflix

Netflix will air a new iteration of its documentary series following people with autism in the dating world, this time focused on a group of individuals on the spectrum in the U.S.

May 10, 2022

Scrabble Brings World Into Focus For Boy With ASD

At 12, Ricky Rodriguez, who has autism, has competed in Scrabble tournaments from Texas to Pennsylvania to Malaysia, finding a community and a place to build his social skills along the way.

May 10, 2022

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People With Disabilities Fight US Military Disqualifications

Defense Department regulations rule out military service for those with a range of medical conditions, but some people with disabilities are pushing for a chance to serve.

May 4, 2022
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Top Companies Seek Workers With Autism

Major employers including Microsoft, Google, Freddie Mac and more are part of a newly launched job search platform aimed at recruiting employees with autism and other neurological differences.

May 3, 2022
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Professor Writes About The Pain Of Hiding His Autism

Devon Price long kept himself from talking too much about his interests or flapping his hands, but now he's helping others with autism embrace their differences.

April 26, 2022

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How Families Are Advocating For Children With Disabilities In Foster Care

Many families foster and adopt children with special health care needs despite challenges they often encounter, such as receiving insufficient medical supplies and incomplete health histories.

April 21, 2022

Missing Teen With Autism Found Safe After More Than 2 Years

After over two years of desperation, the family of a missing California teen with autism is overjoyed that he was found in Park City, Utah.

April 19, 2022
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American Airlines Brings Back Practice Flights For Passengers With Autism

The program available at several airports nationwide targets kids with autism and other disabilities with a trip through the airport and onto an American Airlines plane, hoping to calm anxieties.

April 12, 2022

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