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Cities Look To Attract Visitors With Autism

Increasingly cities are betting that they can attract more visitors and tourism dollars by becoming a "certified autism destination" and taking other steps to be more inclusive.

May 23, 2023

For Children With Autism, Water Can Be A Real Danger

Kids with autism are at increased risk of wandering off and many tend to gravitate toward water, leading to dangerous situations and sometimes tragic outcomes.

May 19, 2023

Bill Would Create Program To Help Caregivers Of Children With Autism

Legislation introduce in Congress would provide grants to organizations so that they can offer caregiver skills training for families of children with autism and other disabilities.

May 5, 2023

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CDC Expands Autism Tracking

With autism prevalence continuing to rise, the CDC says it will monitor the number of children with the developmental disability in more communities across the nation.

May 1, 2023

Parents Prepare Children With Autism For Adulthood

An estimated 1.3 million people with autism in the U.S. live with a parent or guardian over age 60 leaving many families to navigate the challenge of what happens when mom and dad are gone.

April 27, 2023
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‘Profound Autism’ Accounts For More Than 1 In 4 Cases, CDC Finds

With a new report, the CDC is tacitly embracing a recently coined autism classification and providing a first-of-its-kind breakdown on the number of kids on the severe versus milder ends of the spectrum.

April 24, 2023

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Subway Announcements To Feature Kids With Autism

Transit systems in New York and other major cities are giving children with autism — many of whom are fascinated by trains — the opportunity to record the station announcements that riders hear.

April 20, 2023

Beaches Resorts Grows Program For Guests On The Spectrum

The collection of all-inclusive resorts is introducing sensory guides to make vacations more accessible to those with autism.

April 18, 2023
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‘Shocking’ Number Of Kids With Autism Kicked Out Of Day Care, Study Finds

About 1 in 6 children with autism have been asked to leave a child care or preschool setting, new research finds, and the experience has long-lasting consequences.

April 17, 2023

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In First, CDC Issues Data On Teens With Autism

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is reporting for the first time on its efforts to expand tracking of children with autism to include teens on the spectrum.

April 13, 2023

Teacher Suspended After Holding 4-Year-Old With ASD Upside Down By His Ankles, Family Says

In addition to being held upside down, the family said the child had bruises on his arms and leg, a cut inside his nostril and a knot on the side of his forehead.

April 11, 2023
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Chrysler Tailors Minivan For Those With Autism

A major car company is unveiling a new package meant to help make driving a calmer experience as part of a larger effort to prioritize the needs of families of individuals with autism.

April 10, 2023

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