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Discovering Comprehensive Care; Advancing Autism Research

A family finds a medical home in Autism Speaks Autism Treatment Network and gladly "gives back" to autism research by becoming part of the network's patient registry. 

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Families with Special Needs Celebrate Rosh Hashanah

Religious denominations are increasingly opening their doors to people of special needs to celebrate holidays and the Sabbath. Today, New York’s Congregation Rodeph Sholom celebrated the Jewish New Year with a service designed for kids and a... More...

Training in Autism Friendly Protocols Help to Improve ER Care

A Pennsylvania emergency room doctor and three professors from Indiana University of Pennsylvania have created a training manual and DVD to help ER clinicians deal more effectively with patients on the autism spectrum.

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Karla Begley: Answer to Hateful Letter is to Spread Autism Acceptance

Autism Speaks Staffer Kerry Magro had a chance to speak with Karla Begley, the Canadian mother who received a hate-filled letter from a neighbor who was angered by the behavior of her son Max who has autism. The shocking letter has since gone ... More...

High School Student with Autism Earns Spot on Junior Varsity Team

Zachary, a 15-year-old who has Asperger's syndrome just started his freshman year at Mitchell High School in Mitchell, Ind. Zach, who played football in junior high school spent most of his time on the bench. His coach, John Edge, who coaches ... More...

A Look at Young Adults with Autism in Latino Communities

Norma Rubio from NBC News and NBC Latino recently did a story on the Meza family located in Southern California. Rita Meza is a mother of six;  her oldest, Samantha, is a 24-year-old adult on the spectrum. Samantha overcame many obstacles in ... More...

School District Offered Family Thousands to Keep Son with Autism out of School

The mother of David Swanson, a 21-year-old with autism and diabetes, says school districts in Yuba City, California have offered her as much as $86,000 to keep her son out of school and have barred him from attending classes with his private duty ... More...

Eagle Scout Films Public Service Announcement Video About Life with Autism

Seventeen-year-old Josh Thorton of Madera, Calif, made a public service annoucement (PSA) as part of his Eagle Scout project. His video was meant to help people see through the eyes of someone with autism and to help educate the community around h... More...

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