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Jury Delivers $8B Verdict In Risperdal Case

Johnson & Johnson must pay $8 billion to a man who claimed the company failed to warn that boys using its drug Risperdal — commonly prescribed to those with autism — could grow breasts.

October 11, 2019
Atypical

Netflix Series About Teen On The Spectrum Poised For New Season

A television show centering on the coming-of-age experiences of a teenager with autism is set to return.

October 8, 2019
Magic Kingdom

Disney Disability Access Lawsuit Headed To Trial

After a five-year court battle, a federal lawsuit demanding that people with disabilities skip to the front of the line at Disney World rides is going to trial, a judge has ruled.

October 3, 2019

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President Donald Trump

Trump Signs Autism Act

With little time to spare, President Donald Trump approved an extension of the nation's primary autism law, authorizing $1.8 billion in spending on the developmental disorder.

October 2, 2019
ABA therapy session

Autism Insurance Coverage Now Required In All 50 States

After officials in the last holdout state enacted a new rule, all 50 states and Washington, D.C. have mandates that require some level of insurance coverage for the treatment of autism.

October 1, 2019

Hair Salon Styles Itself As Special Needs Specialist

At a new salon serving those with special needs, stylists are expected to be patient and every detail has been considered down to the silent clippers and the wheelchair-friendly carpet.

September 27, 2019

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CDC Records Spike In Kids With Developmental Disabilities

The number of American children with developmental disabilities "increased significantly" in recent years, according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

September 26, 2019
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Study: When Kids Show Signs Of Autism, Pediatricians Often Fall Short

Pediatricians are conducting routine checks for autism, but new research suggests they frequently fail to act when screenings show cause for concern.

September 24, 2019

Mom Says Teacher Placed Desk For Son With Special Needs In Bathroom

A school district is investigating a mother's complaint that a teacher put a desk for her son with special needs in a bathroom as a solution to his need to be in a quiet place.

September 24, 2019

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U.S. Capitol

Autism Act Clears Senate

A bill that includes more than $1.8 billion for federal efforts to address the needs of people with autism is headed to President Donald Trump.

September 20, 2019

Families Of Children With Special Needs Now Face Deportation

Under a new Trump administration policy, a program that has long allowed undocumented families to remain in this country while fighting serious or life-threatening conditions is ending.

September 19, 2019

Cartoon Network To Mentor Individuals With Autism

A new effort launching this week is pairing people on the spectrum with mentors from Cartoon Network Studios.

September 17, 2019

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