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Shakespeare May Boost Autism Social Skills

New research suggests that reciting Shakespeare and participating in other drama exercises can make a big difference for kids with autism.

October 21, 2016

Netflix Series To Focus On Teen With ASD

A coming-of-age story about a teenager on the autism spectrum and his family is coming to Netflix.

October 18, 2016
Autism Speaks has a new mission statement, which includes a noticeably different tone and no mention of finding a cure for the developmental disorder. (Autism Speaks/Flickr)

Autism Speaks No Longer Seeking Cure

For the first time, the nation's largest autism advocacy organization has revamped its agenda and one notable objective is no more.

October 14, 2016

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Bullying Often Triggers Fight Response In Kids With Disabilities

Children with disabilities are more likely than other kids to respond aggressively to bullying, researchers say, and they often attack not only those picking on them, but others as well.

October 11, 2016
Ben Affleck as Christian Wolff in a scene from the movie "The Accountant." (Chuck Zlotnick/Warner Brothers Pictures/TNS)

How Autism Entered Ben Affleck Action Thriller

Hollywood's latest action thriller features a CPA on the spectrum with savant-level math abilities and the deadly skills of a Jason Bourne-style assassin.

October 11, 2016

ABA Therapy Difficult To Access For Many Military Families

Lawmakers are speaking out after a change to reimbursement rates earlier this year left some military families struggling to get needed autism therapy for their children.

October 5, 2016

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Business Gets Props For Employing Those On The Spectrum

Coffee giant Starbucks is putting a spotlight on a company that's made a name for itself by creating job opportunities for people with autism.

September 30, 2016
The U.S. Supreme Court will hear arguments in a case centering on what level of educational benefit public schools must provide children with disabilities under the IDEA. (Thinkstock)

Supreme Court To Weigh FAPE Mandate

For the first time in more than three decades, the U.S. Supreme Court says it will consider how much educational benefit schools must provide students with disabilities under the IDEA.

September 29, 2016

Virtual World Shows Promise For Teaching Social Skills

Engaging in social situations in a virtual environment may significantly improve real-world interactions for young people with autism, new research suggests.

September 27, 2016

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Even as a federal judge dismissed dozens of lawsuits alleging that changes to Disney's access policy violated the Americans with Disabilities Act, an attorney representing families in the cases is not backing down. (trvlto/Flickr)

Disney ADA Complaints Dismissed

A federal judge has dismissed 45 more lawsuits over access to Disney theme-park rides and attractions for people with disabilities, but the lawyer handling them is already appealing.

September 27, 2016

Study: Autism Moms Face Greater Risk Of Heart Disease

Raising a child with autism may take a deeper toll than previously thought with new research suggesting that such moms face a heightened risk of heart disease.

September 23, 2016

Autism Biobank Aims To Help Research

An ambitious effort to collect genetic information from thousands with autism could yield big answers about the disorder. That is, if researchers can attract enough participants.

September 16, 2016

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