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Evolving Definition Of Autism Prompts Questions About Prevalence

The latest government data shows that autism prevalence is on the rise, but a newly-adopted standard for diagnosing the developmental disorder may be muddying the numbers.

June 19, 2018

Study: Drivers With Autism Just As Good As Other Motorists

People with autism appear to have more difficulty than others when first learning to drive, but a study suggests that with practice, they can be just as skilled behind the wheel.

June 15, 2018
iPhones

App Shows Potential In Flagging Autism

New research suggests that a simple iPhone app could be instrumental in helping screen children for autism from the comfort of home.

June 12, 2018

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Low Medicaid Rates Preventing Children From Getting ABA Therapy

In some parts of the country, families say the reimbursement rates Medicaid pays for applied behavior analysis are so low that they're unable to find providers willing to serve them.

June 12, 2018

For Some With Autism, Stopping Seizures May Aid Development

Many children with autism also have seizures. Scientists now say that rapid treatment during these episodes may prevent kids from moving into a more severe range of the spectrum.

June 4, 2018

Student With Sensory Issues Has Graduation Come To Him

Unable to deal with the stimulation of a traditional graduation ceremony due to autism and sensory issues, Jordan Smith's teacher found a different way to honor his right of passage.

June 1, 2018

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City Among First To Go ‘Autism Friendly’

A Midwestern city of 25,000 is believed to be one of the first to launch a concerted, community-wide effort enlisting schools, businesses and residents to accommodate people with autism.

May 22, 2018

Humanoid Teaching Kids With ASD Social, Emotional Skills

Across the country, educators are incorporating lessons with a doll-like robot designed to help students with autism learn new vocabulary, calming techniques and other coping skills.

May 21, 2018
FDA

FDA Grants Fast-Track Status To Possible Autism Drug

For at least the second time this year, the Food and Drug Administration is moving to accelerate the approval process for a drug designed to address the core symptoms of autism.

May 17, 2018

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Andrew Butler, left, lets his parents, Mark and Susan, know that he wants to leave and go for a car ride

Fitbit-Like Device Shows Promise In Predicting Autism Aggression

A system that uses a digital wristband and a mobile app could someday predict outbursts among children with autism, allowing family members and helpers to prevent and prepare for episodes.

May 14, 2018

How Geography Influences Autism Treatment

There are many treatment options for children with autism ranging from speech and behavioral therapy to medication, but which ones families choose appears to depend on where they live.

May 10, 2018
Child in an EEG cap

Test Predicts Autism In Babies As Young As 3 Months

New research suggests that a simple, inexpensive test may be able to accurately identify whether or not children as young as 3 months will go on to have autism.

May 3, 2018

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