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When It Comes To Diagnosing Autism, Even Experts Miss Signs

Autism has attracted a huge amount of attention in recent years, but many families who suspect their child may be on the spectrum continue to face barriers.

July 21, 2017
Andrew Butler, left, lets his parents, Mark and Susan, know that he wants to leave and go for a car ride

State Aims To Help Parents Keep Custody Of Kids With Disabilities

One state is working to keep families together with a new crisis fund designed to help children with severe behaviors get the support they need without forcing parents to give up custody.

July 19, 2017
Lela Forrest gets her hair cut

Salons Adapt To Needs Of Kids On The Spectrum

Haircuts can be a challenge for children with autism, but more and more stylists are working to address their unique needs.

July 18, 2017

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Sensory-Friendly Efforts Expanding To Zoos

Increasingly, local zoos are working to become more welcoming to kids with disabilities and those who are sensitive to noises and other stimulation.

July 14, 2017

For Those With Autism, Behavioral Crises May Have Warning Signs

Many kids and teens with autism exhibit challenging behaviors, but new research suggests that certain risk factors separate those that end up needing inpatient treatment.

July 13, 2017
Forrest Sargent

Fight Over Institution Divides Families

In an age when integration into the community is considered a civil right for people with developmental disabilities, do institutions have a place?

July 10, 2017

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School For Those On The Spectrum Makes Splash In Hollywood

Through deals with HBO, Sony, Fox and other studios, a training program is helping adults with autism learn the skills to land jobs in film and television.

June 30, 2017
Sensory playground

Playground Offers Kids With ASD A Space Of Their Own

It may look like a regular playground, but an outdoor play area debuting this week is one of less than a dozen in the country designed specifically for children with autism.

June 28, 2017

Autism At Center Of New Netflix Series ‘Atypical’

The coming-of-age story of an 18-year-old with autism is headed to Netflix.

June 26, 2017

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Predicting Success Of Autism Treatments May Be Possible, Study Finds

Participating in autism interventions can be costly and time consuming, but new research suggests there could be a way to predict whether or not specific treatments will be effective.

June 22, 2017

With Actors On The Spectrum, Film Offers New Lens

Stories about people with disabilities are increasingly common on the big screen. But in a twist, a rom-com is gaining attention for casting those with autism to play people like themselves.

June 20, 2017

Following Uproar, Teen With Autism Will Make Trip To UN

A 15-year-old who won a trip to the United Nations, but then had the trip denied because he has autism, has learned that he will be able to go after all.

June 20, 2017

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