NCSA Letter to IACC: Stop Sanitizing Autism
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6d ago
“The IACC was intended to encompass the representation of the entire population disabled by autism to tackle the serious national crisis engulfing our families and communities, but the unbalanced slate ..read more
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Older parents more likely to have an autistic child: study
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2M ago
(Reuters Health) - Children born to a parent over age 35 are at greater risk for developing an autism spectrum disorder -- but the risk is the same whether just ..read more
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The Four Kingdoms of Autism
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3M ago
In 2007, Caryn James wrote in The New York Times that “autism has become to disorders what Africa is to social issues.”1 This statement was intended to emphasize the emerging ..read more
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Charles Darwin had autism, leading psychiatrist claims
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4M ago
Charles Darwin probably had a form of autism called Asperger's syndrome which is related to creativity and originality, a leading psychiatrist claims. Darwin, the author of On the Origin of ..read more
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California Autism Twin Study Suggests Prenatal Risk Factors
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6M ago
As head of clinical programs at Autism Speaks, I oversee a number of vital resources for researchers studying the causes and treatment of autism. Today brought the publication of a ..read more
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Parents of Children With Autism Win Fight Over Right to Wear GPS Trackers to School
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6M ago
The parents of two autistic boys on Long Island are claiming victory in a fight with local schools over their kids' right to wear GPS tracking devices to class. Dayann ..read more
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Three easy ways to get involved in World Autism Awareness Day
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7M ago
World Autism Awareness Day on April 2 is a time to shine a bright light on autism as a growing global public health priority. To commemorate this, Autism Speaks started ..read more
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Evidence Based Interventions
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7M ago
Early intervention and ongoing support help children and adults with autism reach their unique potential. Choosing evidence-based strategies that have been rigorously tested and published in peer-reviewed journals ensures the ..read more
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Illinois Passes Legislation to Increase Access to Autism Therapy
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10M ago
Two bills have passed both the House and Senate in Illinois, paving the way for increased access to Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA) therapy for children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD ..read more
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A New Frontier in Autism Screening: The Potential of Eye Tests
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10M ago
A new study published by researchers at Washington State University suggests that an eye test could be used to screen children for autism spectrum disorder (ASD). The study found that ..read more
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