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April 12, 2016

Autism Research Misses Minorities as Study Subjects

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

Autism Prevalence Stable, But Varies Widely Among Communities, Groups

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

Universal Autism Screening Lacks Evidence of Benefit, Medical Panel Finds

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

Hillary Clinton's Autism Policy Proposal Takes Birth-Through-Adulthood Approach

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

Hillary Clinton Unveils Autism Support Proposal

Clinton's plan would address the use of restraint and seclusion and expand the use of early screenings, among other proposals.

December 14, 2015

Autism Screening Reaching More Young Children, but More Work Remains

A 2010 survey of 4-year-olds with autism found that they were evaluated for the disorder at younger ages than 8-year-olds with autism. But researchers said there's still room for improving early evaluation services.

October 28, 2015

Children Who Lose Autism Label Subject of New Research

A Centers for Disease Control and Prevention survey found that about 13 percent of parents reported their children losing an autism diagnosis, and it was often replaced with another disability.

September 17, 2015

Donald Trump, Vaccines, Autism and Political Theater

Autism prevalence and vaccines are in the spotlight after the most recent Republican presidential candidates' debate, held in California on Thursday.

July 29, 2015

Autism Treatment Should Include All Needed Therapies, Says Ed. Dept.

School districts must evaluate children with autism to see if they need speech and language, occupational, or other therapies, in addition to behavior-focused treatments.

July 27, 2015

Increased Autism Prevalence: Untangling the Causes

A study links increased autism rates and a decrease in the number of children categorized as intellectually disabled, but that only tells part of the story.

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