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Larger Trial Of Experimental Autism Drug Planned

More extensive testing is in the works to further evaluate a century-old medicine that showed noticeable improvement in social interaction and function when used in those with autism.

September 20, 2018

New Documentary Questions IQ As A Measure Of Intelligence

A film challenging what it means to have intellectual disability is set to screen at theaters across the country.

September 18, 2018
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Drone Technology To Track Wanderers With Autism

A pilot program will use state funding to purchase a drone that police can use to help locate people with autism and others at risk of wandering if they go missing.

September 18, 2018

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Behavioral Crises Landing People With Disabilities In ER

They aren't injured or physically ill, but tendencies to act aggressively and violently mean some people with developmental disabilities have nowhere to go other than the emergency room.

September 14, 2018
Man with autism and his mom

Living With Mom And Dad May Impede Access To Autism Services

As more children with autism enter adulthood, new research finds that residing with family may predict more than anything how much access they have to services.

September 12, 2018
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Actors With Autism Join Netflix Series ‘Atypical’

A Netflix series centering on the experiences of a teen with autism is adding nearly a half-dozen actors on the spectrum to its cast.

September 11, 2018

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Families Of Kids With Special Needs Say Military Is Failing Them

Eight years after legal requirements were set in motion to "enhance and improve" support for those with special needs, families say the military has failed to follow through.

September 11, 2018

Autism Blood Test May Be Available This Year

In a first, a company says a blood test that can detect some children with autism is expected to be commercially available before the end of the year.

September 7, 2018
Pediatrician with patient

Doctor Training Program Speeds Autism Diagnosis

Training primary care providers to accurately diagnose autism is yielding big dividends, researchers say, allowing children on the spectrum to be identified and start treatment far sooner.

September 4, 2018

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‘Social Robots’ Show Promise As Autism Intervention

Children with autism could see meaningful social skills gains from working with an interactive robot at home, researchers say.

August 31, 2018

Vaccine Debate Pits Parents’ Rights Against Community Risk

More and more parents are forgoing vaccines often because of concerns about a supposed link to autism, even though years of research has debunked that notion.

August 28, 2018

Emotional-Support Ducks Likely To Remain With Boy With ASD

Officials are working out a plan to allow a 12-year-old with autism to keep two ducks that his therapist says help him after a dispute with neighbors over the animals made headlines.

August 24, 2018

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