Mice with a Down syndrome-like condition had better memory and learning skills after being treated while still developing in the womb, new research shows.
But the major rewrite by psychiatrists of the definition of autism will include all diagnosed with a form of the disorder now, one expert says.
Republican opponents of the measure claimed the measure could threaten U.S. sovereignty and infringe on American parents' rights to raise and homeschool their children as they wish.
The fate of American approval of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities is unknown as opponents say it will effect the ability of parents in the United States to homeschool their children.
Members of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform asked those in the autism researchers and advocates to tell them how the federal role in autism research, education of those with autism, and autism-related services should change.
School districts, under certain circumstances, must reimburse parents for independent educational evaluations of their children with disabilities, a federal court has ruled.
Georgia Cyber Academy could be closed if it fails to create or obtain individual education plans for students.
The state's Lindsey Nicole Henry Scholarship program has now survived two years of court challenges.
An analysis of charter schools in New York state concludes that they enroll comparable percentages of students with disabilities as regular public schools in many circumstances, despite concerns raised recently at the national level by the Government Accountability Office.
A new study confirms that students with autism spectrum disorders gravitate toward majors in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics, or STEM—if they are able to attend two- or four-year colleges.