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Despite Warning, Bogus ASD Treatment Remains Readily Available

Days after the FDA warned against buying certain products marketed to treat autism and other conditions, similar products were still being found on Walmart and Amazon's websites.

August 20, 2019
Justin Pierce

After Years Of Underemployment, People With Autism Thrive In Tech Jobs

As a handful of major technology companies make concerted efforts to hire those on the spectrum, opportunities are opening up for a talented group of long-overlooked job seekers.

August 19, 2019

For Those Diagnosed As Adults, ASD Poses Unique Challenges

Spotting autism in adults can be tricky, but with increased awareness, many people who were misdiagnosed or missed altogether as children are gaining a new understanding of themselves.

August 16, 2019

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FDA

FDA Warns Of Life-Threatening Side Effects From Supposed Autism Treatment

Federal officials are warning against the use of a dangerous and unproven product that's peddled online as a treatment for autism and other conditions.

August 14, 2019
Autism PSA

Why An Autism Group Is Breaking Up With ‘Sesame Street’

PSAs featuring Julia from "Sesame Street" that encourage early autism screening seem innocent enough, but a self-advocacy group says the ads lead unsuspecting parents to harmful information.

August 13, 2019
Autism Speaks PSA

Study Calls For End To ‘High Functioning Autism’ Label

A term often used in both clinical and social settings to denote the capabilities of individuals on the autism spectrum should be consigned to the history books, researchers say.

August 2, 2019

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A boy with autism

Justice Department Faces Scrutiny Over Autism Wandering Program

The U.S. Department of Justice is on the hot seat amid attempts to allocate funding intended to address the needs of kids with autism and other developmental disabilities who wander.

July 30, 2019

Cafe Employs, Gives Back To People With Disabilities

Inspired by her 8-year-old who has autism and Down syndrome, a mom recently opened a coffee shop dedicated to accepting everyone, including those with special needs.

July 26, 2019
U.S. Capitol

House Passes Autism Act

Federal legislation allocating over $1.8 billion in government spending on autism efforts is one step closer to being approved.

July 25, 2019

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Researchers Find Link Between Processed Foods And Autism

A preservative found in packaged and processed foods, such as baked goods and cheese, could hold one of the clues to rising rates of autism in the U.S., a new study suggests.

July 23, 2019
DNA

Autism Mostly Caused By Genetics, Study Finds

In what's being called the largest study of its kind, researchers say that the likelihood of developing autism is overwhelmingly rooted in a person's genetic makeup.

July 18, 2019
Mother and son play in living room

After 13 Years, Pioneering Autism Research Registry Shuts Down

A first-of-its-kind autism registry that collected research data from thousands of families has closed after 13 years and hundreds of studies on everything from bullying to mood disorders.

July 15, 2019

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