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Mom Says Walmart’s Acetaminophen Led To Autism In Her Child

A mom believes taking a generic brand of acetaminophen while pregnant caused autism and ADHD in her child. She's now suing Walmart in federal court.

November 28, 2022

US Olympic And Paralympic Committee Covered Up Abuse Of Athlete With Autism, Lawsuit Alleges

A Paralympic swimmer with autism and intellectual disability was repeatedly assaulted and raped by a teammate with cerebral palsy and officials were complicit, according to a lawsuit.

November 15, 2022
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Delta Works To Make Air Travel More Inclusive

As the holiday travel season gears up, Delta Air Lines is offering an inclusive experience at select airports and is teaming up with the TSA to help make flying more accessible.

November 10, 2022

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Autism Takes Center Stage In ‘SNL’ Monologue

"Saturday Night Live" host Amy Schumer used her monologue to talk about her family's experience since her husband was diagnosed with autism.

November 8, 2022
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Jury Awards $45 Million Over Alleged Abuse Of Students With Autism

The family of twins who are nonverbal has won a $45 million judgment against their school district after alleging that a teacher's aide used hand sanitizer to inflict pain on the children.

November 7, 2022
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Pet Ownership Brings ‘Huge Benefits’ To Adults With Autism, Study Finds

Pet ownership leads to better mental health outcomes in adults with autism, new research suggests, and the gains exist no matter what type of companion animal an individual has.

November 4, 2022

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IDD Services Still Haven’t Rebounded From COVID Shutdowns

A growing number of adults with developmental disabilities are approved for benefits under Medicaid but remain without services as agencies struggle to restart programs shut down during the pandemic.

November 2, 2022
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Half Of Autism Moms Show Signs Of Depression

Roughly half of mothers of children with autism have high levels of depressive symptoms, new research finds, a rate that's significantly greater than for mothers of typically developing children.

November 1, 2022
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MGM Resorts Backs New Autism Job Training Program

One of the nation's biggest names in casinos is betting on a plan to increase employment opportunities for adults with autism.

October 28, 2022

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For Kids With Severe Behaviors, Hospital ERs Increasingly Becoming De Facto Homes

In an extreme case, a 10-year-old with severe autism has spent seven months in an ER where run-ins with staff have compelled some to quit and left others injured and the situation is not isolated.

October 26, 2022
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Amazon Cancels Show Starring Actors With Autism

A groundbreaking television show that prominently featured people with autism both in front and behind the camera is no more.

October 25, 2022
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Netflix Renews Autism Dating Show

After winning multiple Emmys, more episodes of a documentary series following the dating experiences of people with autism are in the works.

October 20, 2022

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