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.
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January 05, 2016
January 05, 2016
Clinton's plan would address the use of restraint and seclusion and expand the use of early screenings, among other proposals.
December 14, 2015
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
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
Autism prevalence and vaccines are in the spotlight after the most recent Republican presidential candidates' debate, held in California on Thursday.
July 29, 2015
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
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
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
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
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.