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Disability Service Providers Face ‘Unprecedented’ Labor Shortage

The pandemic has exacerbated an existing shortage of direct support professionals, forcing family caregivers to pick up the slack and some disability providers to close their doors.

July 28, 2021

Mom Of Child With Autism Started T-Shirt And Vending Business For 1 Reason: Routine

In order to give her son with autism structure, one mom created a business that involves her kids and reinforces their routine.

July 27, 2021

Young Adults With ASD Often Struggle After High School, Study Says

The transition from high school to adulthood is a critical moment, but new research suggests many young adults with autism are struggling to access the services that could help them thrive.

June 29, 2021

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Federal Autism Committee To Reconvene After Going Dark For 2 Years

For the first time in years, a federal panel tasked with guiding the nation's priorities on autism is set to meet.

June 28, 2021
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Autism Series Returns To Netflix

A television series following the coming-of-age experience of a young man on the spectrum will get one final season.

June 23, 2021

Disney Can’t Dodge Lawsuit After Boy With Autism Was Barred From Store

A federal judge denied a request to dismiss a discrimination lawsuit brought by the mother of a boy with autism who was denied entry to a Disney Store because he could not wear a mask.

June 22, 2021

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In One School District, 1 In 14 Third Graders Has Autism

New Jersey's rate of autism has long been among the highest in the country and in one school district there, the rate is more than twice the state average.

June 18, 2021

Nonprofit Aims To Keep Adults With Autism From Falling Off ‘The Cliff’

Many adults with autism fall off "the cliff" after they age out of formal schooling at 21. A bold new project seeks to change that.

June 15, 2021
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Pediatricians Urged To Avoid Certain Tests For Kids With Autism

Pediatricians and families are being urged to think twice before going forward with a handful of clinical tests for kids with autism and other disabilities.

June 11, 2021

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State Will Pay $100K, Modify Disability Services Under Agreement With Feds

After state restrictions left a man with intellectual disabilities at serious risk of having to move to a congregate setting in order to access the services he needs, federal officials stepped in.

June 8, 2021

FDA Approves Device To Help Detect Autism

Federal regulators authorized a first-of-its-kind device to help doctors determine whether a child has autism, potentially allowing kids to be diagnosed sooner by avoiding waits for specialists.

June 7, 2021

Teen With Autism Heads Up New Produce Pantry For The Needy

A newly launched nonprofit aims to distribute produce to the food insecure while providing life, social and job skills to young adults with developmental disabilities.

June 4, 2021

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