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‘Blue Envelope’ Program Aims To Help Drivers With Autism

People with autism are given blue envelopes containing information about their condition to keep in their car so they can provide them to officers during traffic stops, accidents or other situations.

May 14, 2024
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Sesame Place Introduces Low Sensory Days

A theme park centered on the world of "Sesame Street" is taking new steps to be more welcoming to kids with disabilities.

May 7, 2024

Autism Diagnoses Can Be Isolating. That’s Why These Organizations Support Whole Families

Autism can affect more than the individual with a diagnosis, altering family dynamics and experiences. That's why some groups are tailoring their services to help siblings and parents too.

May 7, 2024

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Autism Accounts For Growing Percentage Of Students In Special Ed

Special education students across the nation are increasingly likely to have autism, with new data showing that the percentage has more than doubled in recent years.

May 3, 2024
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Netflix Green-Lights More Episodes Of Autism Dating Show

An Emmy-winning series that follows people with autism as they search for love is getting another season.

April 30, 2024
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Autism Diagnosis Often Takes Longer For Girls

Because autism research has historically focused on males, the diagnostic criteria has long been based on their experience. As a result, nearly 80% of women with autism are undiagnosed at age 18.

April 26, 2024

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Autism Clinics Shutter As State Struggles To Shore Up Funding

Since 2021, at least 13 companies operating about 35 clinics of different sizes have closed or left one state over reimbursement rates that haven't kept up with rising costs.

April 19, 2024
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Suicidal Thoughts Alarmingly Common Among Young Kids With Autism, Survey Finds

New research suggests that more than a third of children with autism ages 8 and under have had suicidal thoughts and not all of these kids are necessarily displaying warning signs.

April 16, 2024

Nonverbal Swimmer With Autism Has Shot At Paralympic Games In Paris

Cyrus Kia, who has autism and is mostly nonverbal, is training seven days a week as he prepares to swim in three events this spring for a chance to compete in the 2024 Summer Paralympics in Paris.

April 11, 2024

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Moms Want Justice After Their Sons Faced ‘Torture’ At Group Home

Violence captured on video at a group home has raised questions about whether oversight bodies are prepared to keep troubled homes in check amid a severe shortage of beds.

April 5, 2024
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White House Embraces Autism ‘Acceptance’ Over ‘Awareness’

In a month that's long been associated with autism awareness, the president is part of a growing shift toward emphasizing acceptance instead.

April 3, 2024
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Nonspeaking People With Autism May Know More Than Previously Thought

It's often assumed that people with autism who are nonspeaking do not know how to read or write, but new research suggests that for many individuals that may not be the case.

April 2, 2024

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