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‘Swim Team’ Chronicles Life On The Spectrum

A documentary about the unlikely rise of a group of swimmers on the autism spectrum will hit theaters this summer.

May 23, 2017
Holt Priest

Transition A Struggle For Young Man With Autism

A year after graduating from a high school that grew to love him, a young man with autism is struggling to adjust to a reality of adulthood that is not as kind.

May 22, 2017
The Good Doctor

Autism At Center Of New Prime-Time TV Drama

ABC will introduce a prime-time drama this fall featuring a lead character on the autism spectrum.

May 18, 2017

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Mom Designs Drone To Track Kids Who Wander

Concerned about keeping track of her young daughter with autism, one mom created a video camera-equipped drone designed to give parents some extra help keeping an eye on their children.

May 17, 2017

Teen On The Spectrum Finds Culinary Success

He's barely out of high school, but an 18-year-old with autism is already making his mark with a pair of signature sauces that grace a restaurant menu and are commercially bottled.

May 16, 2017
Kevin Ginsburg, 39, who lives in a group home in Pittsburgh, walks to dinner with his mother, Barb.

New Medicaid Waiver Rule Delayed

The Trump administration is giving states more wiggle room in the rollout of a rule that establishes a new standard for what counts as home and community-based services.

May 11, 2017

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Star Of New Comic Book Has Down Syndrome

In a first, a new comic book debuting this summer will feature a superhero with an extra 21st chromosome.

May 9, 2017

Severe Shortage Of Direct Care Workers Triggering Crisis

Critical shortages of in-home care workers are cropping up across the country, threatening care for people with disabilities.

May 9, 2017
Autism Eats

For Those With Autism, A Chance To Dine Out Without Stress Or Stares

Eating out can be a challenge for families of those on the spectrum. But a new effort that's spread to 11 states is designed to offer a relaxed and welcoming restaurant experience.

May 8, 2017

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Teen With Autism Disqualified From Trip

A 15-year-old who won a contest sponsored by a national organization recently learned that officials withdrew the prize — a trip to the United Nations — apparently because he has autism.

May 2, 2017

Uber-Like Service Designed For Riders With Disabilities

A new app-based ride hailing service will allow people who qualify for paratransit in one metro area to get a ride on demand.

May 2, 2017

Zappos Looks To Help Shoppers With Special Needs

Online retail giant Zappos is looking to make it simpler for kids and adults with disabilities to find clothes that meet their sensory and physical needs.

May 1, 2017

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