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What We Know About Autism — And How To Treat It — Could Change After New Study

By fusing the power of AI with new molecular techniques, researchers have mapped the microscopic world of autism in unprecedented detail, pointing toward possible therapies, according to a new study.

December 7, 2023

Moms Say Their Nonverbal Sons Are Unsafe In State Care. Even As Guardians, They Have No Rights

Despite being the legal guardians for their sons with developmental disabilities, two mothers say that state officials are making decisions about their children's care with no regard for their rights.

November 28, 2023
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PBS Kids Creating New Series About Characters With Autism

The network is developing its first-ever series featuring a lead character on the autism spectrum and his neurodiverse friends.

November 17, 2023

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Jury Orders Amazon To Pay Ex-Employee With Asperger’s $1.2 Million

A former Amazon employee with Asperger's syndrome claimed he was bullied and abused by co-workers who called him "retard" and "a waste of life" and the company did nothing when he spoke up.

November 14, 2023
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In Less Than A Decade, Autism Prevalence Among Adults More Than Doubled

New research suggests that the number of American adults diagnosed with autism is rising precipitously.

October 30, 2023
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Limited Autism Services May Drive Increase In Intellectual Disability Diagnoses

A surprisingly high number of kids with autism are later diagnosed with intellectual disability, researchers say, and they suspect the trend is rooted in an effort to retain services into adulthood.

October 24, 2023

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Federal Panel Pressured To Focus More On Profound Autism

Advocates for those with profound autism say that a committee tasked with guiding the federal government's strategy on the developmental disability is largely ignoring the needs of this population.

October 19, 2023
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Autism Silenced This Teenager. It Couldn’t Stop Him From Creating A 70-Minute Symphony

Until three years ago, Jacob Rock had been unable to speak with his family outside of physical gestures, but thanks to text-to-voice software, he transposed the sounds in his head to the concert stage.

October 17, 2023
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More Than A Third With ASD Lose Diagnosis By Age 6, Study Finds

New research suggests that nearly 40% of children diagnosed with autism as toddlers may no longer qualify for the label within a few years.

October 13, 2023

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New Apartment Project Designed Specifically For Adults With Autism

A neurodiverse housing project that's in the works will offer adults with autism an opportunity to live independently in a walkable community with supports.

October 11, 2023
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CDC Adds Cerebral Palsy To Autism Tracking Effort

For the first time in over a decade, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention network that tracks the prevalence of autism is expanding to include another developmental disability.

October 9, 2023
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Culinary Training Offers Adults With Autism A Path To Independence

At a refurbished banquet hall, adults with autism are getting hands-on culinary training and catering a two-week human resources conference presented their first big test.

October 3, 2023

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