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.
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July 29, 2015
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.
July 09, 2014
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
The new name removes the stigma attached to the word "combating," according to advocates with the disorder.
May 13, 2014
The Combating Autism Act, first signed into law in 2006, is set to expire Sept. 30 unless Congress renews it.
April 22, 2014
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
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.