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March 27, 2012

Children With Autism More Likely to be Bullied

Researchers found that 63 percent of children with autism spectrum disorders have been bullied at some point in their lives, three times as much as their brothers and sisters who don't have the disorders.

March 16, 2012

Scientists Disagree on Need for Rewrite of Autism Definition

The author of the study that is the basis for a proposed change to the way autism is defined, a change that could leave some people without an autism spectrum disorder diagnosis, wrote recently that more studies should be done before the definition is change.

February 17, 2012

Using iPads for Autism: Are There Still Too Many Questions?

In a recent article in CIO (Chief Information Officers) magazine some members of the autism advocacy community are questioning the therapeutic value of iPads.

January 20, 2012

New Autism Definition Could Exclude Many From Diagnosis

Asperger syndrome and PDD-NOS would disappear as diagnoses and the autism spectrum would grow narrower under a new definition proposed by the American Psychiatric Association.

December 12, 2011

How are States Addressing Autism? With Money, Training, and More

States are requiring new types of training for educators working with children who have autism, providing fresh sources of funding for private school vouchers for these students, and undertaking new studies to try to address the needs of children with autism as well as requiring insurance companies to provide coverage of one widely used autism treatment.

November 21, 2011

Do Parents of Children With Autism File More Lawsuits?

As the number of children diagnosed with autism has increased over the last few years, new research finds these students are disproportionately involved in lawsuits about whether they are getting a free appropriate public education in the least restrictive setting as required by federal law.

October 17, 2011

Breakthroughs in Diagnosing, One Day Preventing Autism

A new collection of research makes it possible to diagnose autism in those with Down syndrome, and diagnose autism earlier--and possibly prevent it.

October 07, 2011

Testing, No Testing, Too Much Testing

How should students with disabilities be tested? Or should they be? These are questions with many answers: It depends on whom you ask.

September 30, 2011

President Signs Autism Law, Providing Millions for Research

Some $231 million will be spent on autism research over the next three years, continuing work done during the last five on a condition that has become relatively common during the last two decades.

September 12, 2011

Autism Bill Passed by U.S. Senate Committee

A bill that provides for $231 million in spending on autism research, keeping several programs already in action going, cleared one hurdle to its passage.

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