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App Bridges Gap Between Police, Those With Special Needs

A new smartphone app is alerting police officers with information about people with "invisible disabilities" in the hopes of better managing crisis situations.

September 1, 2017

Is It Time To Ditch The Autism Puzzle Piece?

Long associated with autism, new research is questioning whether or not the ubiquitous puzzle piece serves as a pro or con for organizations tied to the developmental disorder.

August 29, 2017

Eye Contact ‘Too Much’ For Many With ASD, Study Finds

Avoiding eye contact is one of the most common characteristics associated with autism. But a new study suggests the behavior has little to do with social or personal indifference.

August 29, 2017

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Adults with autism

When Those With Autism Age Out, What’s Next?

With little for her daughter with autism to do after aging out of school, one mom took matters into her own hands organizing regular activities for adults on the spectrum.

August 21, 2017

Study: Early Intervention Pays Off Quickly

Intensive early intervention for kids with autism can be extremely costly, but new research finds that such treatment can pay for itself in short order.

August 18, 2017
Book club

Book Club Doesn’t Let Disability Get In The Way

Fifteen years ago the idea of creating book clubs for people with developmental disabilities was met with skepticism. But today, chapters are thriving in 34 states and four countries.

August 16, 2017

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Behavior Therapy Benefits Parents Too, Study Finds

Behavior therapy for kids with autism can have an impact that goes far beyond the child, new research suggests, with parents who play an active role in treatment seeing major gains as well.

August 15, 2017

Hotel Looks To Make Stays Easier For Guests With Special Needs

A teen inspired a major hotel to make stays smoother for those who might need amenities like easy-to-use plates and utensils, light-up toys, oversized strollers, iPads or weighted vests.

August 15, 2017
Eight-year-old twin brothers Patrick, left, and Dominic Basara, right, take in an exhibit at the first sensory day for kids with autism at Legoland Discovery Center

Kid Meccas Increasingly Go Sensory Friendly

More and more, recreational and cultural institutions are offering special programs and accommodations to welcome children on the spectrum and their families.

August 14, 2017

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Autism Speaks Retooling Scientific Agenda

Less than a year after dropping references to finding a cure from its mission statement, Autism Speaks is looking for input amid a revamp of its scientific priorities.

August 4, 2017

Family Builds At-Home Sensory Room

Typically sensory rooms are built for schools or centers that serve people with special needs, but one family decided to incorporate such a specially-designed space into their own home.

August 3, 2017

Federal Panel Wants Autism Funding Doubled

A federal autism committee is calling for a twofold increase in funds dedicated to researching the developmental disorder by 2020.

August 1, 2017

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