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Increasingly, Businesses Tailoring Employment To Adults With ASD

As parents search for employment opportunities for their adult children with autism, some are creating businesses built to accommodate their kids' special needs and maximize their talents.

February 26, 2018

Behavior Therapy Services In Limbo For Military Families

A massive overhaul of the military's health insurance system is leaving behavior therapy services in question for children across the country.

February 23, 2018

Blood, Urine Tests Could Change How Autism Is Diagnosed

New research suggests that blood and urine tests could one day be used to diagnose autism, potentially offering a biomarker to identify children at younger ages.

February 20, 2018

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Advocates Caution Against Autism Connection In School Shooting

After news reports indicated that the school shooter in Florida may be on the spectrum, autism advocates are working to dispel links between violence and the developmental disability.

February 20, 2018
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Their Disabilities Challenge Their Lives, But Not Their Love

With their wedding planned for this fall, a couple with intellectual disabilities is proving naysayers wrong who doubt that they can have love and a serious relationship like anyone else.

February 20, 2018

For Adults With Autism, Specialized Therapy May Boost Employment Odds

New research suggests that a type of therapy relying on computer-based exercises and small group sessions can yield big gains for adults with autism, potentially increasing employability.

February 15, 2018

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Boy Invents Game To Help Sister With Autism

A modified pingpong game invented by a fifth-grader is attracting national attention and now being manufactured for sale by a toy company.

February 13, 2018

Researchers Develop 2-Minute Autism Screening Tool

New research suggests that a quick questionnaire may be highly accurate at flagging children for autism.

February 6, 2018
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Autism Journal Abandons Puzzle Piece

A major autism research journal is moving away from using a puzzle piece as a symbol of the developmental disorder months after a study found the imagery evokes negative connotations.

February 2, 2018

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FDA Grants ‘Breakthrough Therapy’ Status To Potential Autism Drug

A major pharmaceutical company says it has received a designation from the Food and Drug Administration to help expedite what could be the first drug to treat the core symptoms of autism.

January 30, 2018
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For Those With ASD, Improv Classes Can Aid Communication

The Second City is known for churning out some of the country's top comedians, but now the group is using improv to help those with autism enhance their communication skills.

January 24, 2018

Company Patents Autism Diagnosis Method

LabCorp has patented a method for diagnosing autism which involves taking a tissue sample and then testing for "the presence or an increased risk" of the developmental disorder.

January 23, 2018

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