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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.

June 03, 2015

Autism Screens by Preschool Teachers an Option for Early Detection, Study Finds

Child-care workers were able to flag for evaluation several children who had not been diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder before, according to a new research report.

May 15, 2015

New Autism Research Outlines Gender Differences in Social Interactions

Girls and boys with autism spectrum disorder may both face social rejection from peers, but exclusion by girls may be harder to spot, recent research suggests.

April 29, 2015

Young Children May Lose Autism Label, but Learning Challenges Continue

A study of about 600 children who were diagnosed with autism as toddlers found about 7 percent no longer had symptoms 4 years later, but often had other disabilities.

July 09, 2014

Researchers Question Autism Prevalence Rates From CDC

The monitoring reports released by the Centers for Disease Control may be flawed because they don't include a clinician's evaluation, say the editors of an autism research journal

June 12, 2014

'Combating Autism' Act Renamed in Win for Advocacy Community

The new name removes the stigma attached to the word "combating," according to advocates with the disorder.

May 13, 2014

Lawmakers Introduce Bill to Continue Autism Research

The Combating Autism Act, first signed into law in 2006, is set to expire Sept. 30 unless Congress renews it.

April 22, 2014

Bullying Case Involving Teen With Autism Shows Issue's Complexity

The 16-year-old, who has autism, says that he wants to remain friends with the two teens accused of mistreating him and recording the abuse on cellphone videos.

March 27, 2014

Autism Spectrum Disorder Prevalence Rises in New CDC Data Report

Researchers are now seeing 1 in 68 children identified as having autism spectrum disorder, compared to 1 in 88 the last time statistics were collected.

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