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.
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November 02, 2016
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.
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.