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A cartoon version of Temple Grandin

Temple Grandin Champions ‘Different Kinds Of Minds’ On PBS

A cartoon version of autism self-advocate Temple Grandin gets a visit from the kids on "Xavier Riddle and the Secret Museum" on PBS KIDS.

April 16, 2021

Online Program Addresses Autism In Spanish For Hispanic Families

Cultural barriers, limited English, economic status and stigma can prevent Latino parents from knowing how to act early and find help for their kids. A new program is looking to change that.

April 13, 2021

Family Says Deputies Were Warned Of Man’s Autism Before Shooting

When police responded to a mental health crisis they were allegedly told the 25-year-old had autism. But minutes later a deputy shot the man, causing injuries that could leave him paralyzed.

April 8, 2021

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Trader Joe's sign

Trader Joe’s Eyes Improved Shopping Experience For Those With Special Needs

Trader Joe's is looking to make it easier for people with autism and intellectual disabilities to shop in its grocery stores.

April 7, 2021
Muppets on 'Sesame Street'

Amid Pandemic, ‘Sesame Street’ Aims To Help Children With Autism Adapt

"Sesame Street" is turning its attention to helping kids with autism cope with change, something that has become all too familiar during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

April 6, 2021

COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic Designed To Be Sensory Friendly

With luxury boxes repurposed as "quiet spaces" complete with fidget toys and weighted blankets, a visual schedule of events and more, an NFL stadium was transformed into a unique vaccine clinic.

March 30, 2021

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Max and Daniel Tiger

‘Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood’ Adds Character With Autism

A recurring character with autism is coming to the PBS KIDS show "Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood" and he's voiced by a teenager on the spectrum.

March 29, 2021

Family To Get $2 Million After Teen With Special Needs Choked To Death At School

His IEP required that he have a dedicated aide, but no one was watching when Kedar Williams choked on a chicken nugget. Now, his memory may help save the lives of others with disabilities.

March 29, 2021
Man on skateboard

Airbnb Tailoring Experiences To Neurodiverse Guests

Airbnb is introducing a new slate of offerings specifically aimed at neurodiverse individuals, including those with autism.

March 26, 2021

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The White House lit blue

Calls Grow For April To Be Designated ‘Autism Acceptance Month’

April has long been known as "Autism Awareness Month," but advocates are pushing this time around for a federal designation of the month focused on acceptance instead.

March 23, 2021

Lawsuit: Officers Handcuffed, Jailed 11-Year-Old With Autism For Scratching Classmate

School resource officers allegedly left a boy with autism in a patrol car for two hours and booked him in jail for scratching a classmate with a pencil. His parents had to post a $25,000 bond.

March 11, 2021
Image from "Everything's Gonna Be Okay"

Actress With Autism Set To Return In TV Comedy

New episodes of a television comedy starring an actress with autism are on the way.

March 9, 2021

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