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September 11, 2014

SACRAMENTO, CA (September 11, 2014) – As many as 75,000 primarily low-income California children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) will become eligible for a life-altering form of treatment through Medi-Cal starting Monday when California becomes the first state to implement a federal directive to step up Medicaid coverage for children with autism.

September 09, 2014

(September 9, 2014) -- Like many people on the autism spectrum, Iris Grace Halmshaw faces challenges both emotional and physical. Iris was diagnosed with autism in December 2011, and her parents began looking for ways that would help Iris become more expressive. This past February, her parents brought their daughter a cat.

Injury to small brain region during pregnancy or birth may disrupt development of important cross wiring to other brain regions
September 09, 2014

A new review of research suggests that a small brain region largely known for coordinating movement could play the largest nongenetic role in autism’s development.

A team of Princeton neuroscientists present their idea – based on a new interpretation of extensive autism research – in the journal Neuron.