This hospital is creating an autism-friendly emergency room

An Orlando hospital is piloting a new program to reduce stress for children with autism when they visit the emergency room.
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Ten Toys and Games for Autistic Toddlers and Children

Here's your guide to the best gifts for kids with autism. Find toys & games for autistic children that provide the best opportunities for fun and

Drawing Autism: Inside the Minds of Artists on the Spectrum

The drawings in the book give an incredible glimpse into the minds of artists who fall on various places of the spectrum.

Girl with autism shines singing holiday version of 'Hallelujah'

Be ready to be blown away by the voice of Kaylee Rodgers, a 10-year-old girl with autism who has gone viral singing a variation on Leonard Cohen's
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Distance training improves autism care, shortens diagnosis time

Study shows good results from ECHO Autism – innovative training for doctors in communities without autism specialists 
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Advancing medical care through the ACE Kids Act

The Advancing Care of Exceptional Kids Act of 2017 (ACE Kids Act) will bring us closer to ensuring these vulnerable children receive the care they
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Julia debuts on Sesame Street episode about autism acceptance

Sesame Street debuted their newest muppet, Julia, on HBO on April 10, 2017. Julia made headlines earlier in the year for being the first Sesame Street
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Alpha Xi Delta Alpha Xi Delta’s members demonstrate commitment to support Autism Speaks’ mission nationwide, raising $8 million for

This program is teaching social skills to young adults with autism

The PEERS program at UCLA, which stands for Program for the Education and Enrichment of Relational Skills, is a 16 week-long program that teaches
Elizabeth Laugeson, director of the UCLA PEERS Clinic, leads a class for young adults who have autism.

Social skills classes produce lasting benefits for adults with autism

A social skills program for young adults with autism provides lasting benefits that include a steady growth in social connections, according to a new
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Neurodiversity in the Workplace Curriculum

Autism Speaks open-sources the Neurodiversity in the Workplace Curriculum by The Arc of Philadelphia.
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Youth with autism gain, keep jobs after employer-based skills program

Nearly all high school youth with autism spectrum disorder who participated in an intensive job skills program gained and maintained meaningful part

Study finds autism wandering is common

A new study confirms what many parents know well: Wandering by children with autism is common, dangerous and puts tremendous stress on families.  
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Autism Speaks and Royal Arch Masons fund research on auditory processing disorder

Autism Speaks, with the support of a Royal Arch Research Assistance grant, is funding a pilot study and a research fellowship to address sound
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Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act is reauthorized

The Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act was reauthorized on July 31, 2018. This law increases access to employment opportunities for
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An Update on ABLE Accounts

The Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) Act was signed into law on December 19, 2014. The ABLE Act amended the federal tax code to allow
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