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May 04, 2012

Bullying Can Trigger Anxiety, Depression in Students with Disabilities

A new study concludes that young people, already burdened with chronic medical conditions or developmental disabilities, are at risk for anxiety and depression if they are excluded, ignored or bullied by their peers. The patients in the study had conditions including ADHD, cystic fibrosis, type 1 o...

May 01, 2012

Proposals for Reforming Special Education Law

An attorney might propose ways to reform the law—due for reauthorization for several years now—that are beneficial to that profession. But that's anything but the gist of these suggestions.

April 30, 2012

Bill Would Pay to Train Teachers of Students With Autism

School districts would partner with universities or nonprofit organizations to create training programs for general education teachers who have a many high-functioning students with autism in their classes.

April 27, 2012

20 Percent of Kids With Developmental Delays Identified Late

Easter Seals says that each year there are about 5 million children at risk for developmental delays, but only about 1 million actually get early intervention services

April 25, 2012

Parents Compelled to Secretly Wire Children to Track Events at School

In at least two cases, parents of children with autism fitted their children with recording devices to capture what happens in school. In both cases, students were subjected to hearing inappropriate conversations. One student was recorded being spanked repeatedly.

April 13, 2012

Do IQ Tests Wrongly Label Some with Autism as Intellectually Disabled?

By some measures, 70 percent of children with autism have also been labeled as intellectually disabled.

March 29, 2012

New Estimates Find 1 in 88 U.S. Children Has Autism

The estimates, based on 2008 data from 14 communities, range from 1 in 210 children in Alabama having ASD to 1 in 47 children in Utah. And autism spectrum disorders are about five times more common in boys than girls.

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.

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