Schools are "still dealing with the belief that children [with disabilities] can't be educated with their peers," says Nicki Vander Meulen, an autistic school board member in Madison, Wis.
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April 26, 2018
About 1 in 58 children in 11 monitoring sites across the nation have been diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder, according to the latest figures released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
November 01, 2017
A study finds that children in states where private insurers must pay for autism treatment access services at a greater rate, and at a larger cost, than children in states not subject to such mandates.
November 02, 2016
A study from the Center for Autism Research finds autistic children may be over-diagnosed with ADHD, partly because a common ADHD screening tool may mistake autism-related social impairments for inattention.
September 21, 2016
People with disabilities don't want pity, they want a paycheck, the Democratic presidential candidate told a crowd of supporters in Orlando, Fla.
April 12, 2016
An examination of more than 400 studies of evidence-based interventions for autism, finds that researchers rarely identify the race of their study subjects--and when they do, most of the children studied are white males.
April 04, 2016
The autism rate between 2010 and 2012 remained at 1 in 68 8-year-olds, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says, with differences among communities, races, and ethnicities.
February 17, 2016
The U.S. Preventative Services Task Force said more research is needed before it could recommend universal screening for autism spectrum disorder.
January 05, 2016
Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton reached out to advocacy groups in formulating policy priorities around supporting children, youth and adults with autism. The proposal was released Tuesday.
January 05, 2016
Clinton's plan would address the use of restraint and seclusion and expand the use of early screenings, among other proposals.