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
Recently in Autism Spectrum Disorder Category
April 27, 2012
April 25, 2012
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
By some measures, 70 percent of children with autism have also been labeled as intellectually disabled.
March 29, 2012
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.