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‘Fancy Nancy,’ ‘Sesame Street’ To Air Autism-Themed Episodes

A pair of children's television shows are set to highlight the experiences of those with autism.

March 31, 2020

As Institution Becomes Coronavirus Hot Spot, Families Struggle With Separation

At a home for 440-plus people with intellectual and developmental disabilities that contains the largest cluster of COVID-19 cases in Texas, no visitors are allowed and residents must remain.

March 31, 2020

Coronavirus Adds To Issues For Those With Developmental Disabilities

For thousands of people across the nation with developmental disabilities, it's difficult, or impossible, to understand the sudden shrinking of their worlds due to the coronavirus pandemic.

March 27, 2020

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CDC: Autism Rate Climbs Again

The number of American children diagnosed with autism is on the rise yet again, according to new government data.

March 26, 2020

Parents Face Trial Over Audio Recordings Daughter With Autism Made At School

The parents of a 12-year-old with autism are facing criminal charges after their daughter used a device to record teachers and staff at school to document what her parents say is abuse.

March 25, 2020

For Kids With Autism, School Shutdown Poses Even Bigger Quandary

With students out of school, parents of those with autism face even more uncertainty with their children's routines disrupted and questions about whether it's safe to continue therapy.

March 20, 2020

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School District Violating ADA By Barring Behavior Therapist, Suit Claims

The parents of a 9-year-old with autism say their school district is violating the ADA by preventing a behavior therapist from providing their son doctor-prescribed ABA therapy at school.

March 17, 2020

Vans Introducing ‘Sensory Inclusive’ Shoes For Individuals With ASD

An iconic shoe brand is rolling out a whole new collection specifically designed to meet the needs of people with autism.

March 16, 2020

Police Offer Stickers For Homes To Alert First Responders About Disabilities

The stickers can be placed on the outside of a home or vehicle to identify that an occupant has autism or other special needs and help avert misunderstandings in the event of an emergency.

March 13, 2020

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Ed Department Records Steep Rise In Students With Autism

The percentage of American schoolchildren receiving special education services as a result of an autism diagnosis doubled over 10 years.

March 12, 2020
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Autism Parents May Be At Risk For PTSD

Nearly 1 in 5 parents of kids with autism who participated in a new study had enough symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder to qualify for a provisional diagnosis.

March 10, 2020
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Disability Representation On TV Sees Signs Of Progress

Television characters with disabilities are increasingly being played by actors who actually have the disabilities they're portraying, according to a new report.

March 9, 2020

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