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Kids’ Medical Records May Hold Clues To Autism Screening

New research points to a simple way to flag children at risk for autism that has the potential to cut the rate of false positives of traditional screening in half.

October 26, 2021

Tricks To Make Halloween A Treat For Kids With Special Needs

Almost every facet of trick-or-treating can be a chance to stumble for kids who are less able to "go with the flow." But experts say a little preparation can go a long way.

October 26, 2021
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With Crossover Between Autism And Mental Health, Diagnosis Can Be Tricky

Recent studies show a strong link between autism and mental health and the prevalence of mental health disorders in kids with autism appears to increase as they get older.

October 22, 2021

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Public Comment Sought On Nation’s Autism Plan

Federal officials are looking for feedback from the public as a key panel works to update the government's autism agenda for the first time in years.

October 19, 2021
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Promising Autism Treatment Falls Short, Study Finds

A naturally occurring hormone that's been prescribed to many children with autism under the thinking that it could boost sociability does not make any difference, according to a large new study.

October 15, 2021
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‘Sesame Street’ Expands Autism Resources

"Sesame Street" is offering up a host of new resources designed to help children with autism and their families.

October 7, 2021

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YouTube Bans Videos Linking Autism, Vaccines

YouTube is cracking down on vaccine misinformation, saying that it will remove videos suggesting that vaccines cause autism, among other falsehoods.

September 30, 2021
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Hallmark Movie To Feature Actor With Autism

Hallmark is putting autism front and center in its signature holiday movie lineup with a film starring an actor on the spectrum and an actress with well-known ties to the autism community.

September 23, 2021
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Intervention For Babies Greatly Reduces Odds Of Autism Diagnosis, Study Finds

A first-of-its-kind study finds that intervention for infants showing signs of autism can dramatically reduce symptom severity and lessen the chance that a child will later be diagnosed.

September 21, 2021

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Netflix Brings Back Autism Dating Show

A documentary series following young people with autism as they experience the world of dating is set to return.

September 15, 2021
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EEOC Suit: McDonald’s Worker Fired Because Of His Autism

The EEOC is accusing the operator of numerous McDonald's locations of disability discrimination over the firing of an employee with autism after 37 years on the job.

September 14, 2021

Parents Say State Wants To Move Adults With Severe Disabilities To ‘Prison-Like’ Facility

The parents of adults with conditions such as autism say they are being forced to choose between sending their child to a fenced-in institutional facility, or lose funding for their care.

September 14, 2021

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