This week, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said the prevalence of autism is slightly higher than previously thought, but does it mean autism is becoming more common?…
By Nsikan Akpan, Hannah Grabenstein
Helping children with autism make small steps toward overcoming hurdles in public life requires shifting some of the burden, says Whitney Ellenby, a mom to a son with autism. That means parents need to educate others by disclosing a child’s…
By Whitney Ellenby
The burden begins with me, the parent of the autistic child, to disclose his disability. And then the burden shifts to you, the general public.
By Whitney Ellenby
Dame Stephanie Shirley was so sick of being patronized that she decided to start her own software business -- then a laughable idea for a woman. But when her child was diagnosed with autism, it drove her toward a new…
By PBS NewsHour
When Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Ron Suskind and his wife found out their son had autism, they were crushed by the fear that they couldn’t communicate. But they began to realize that he was learning to tell stories through Disney movies.
Drowning is the most common fatal injury among children with autism, so community centers and schools are offering tailored swim lessons.
By Erica R. Hendry, Jenny Marder, Larisa Epatko, Teresa Carey
Deaths from stun guns. India outlaws "instant" divorce. Killing of teenage boy by police sparks protests in Philippines. Here are 5 important stories you might have missed in last week's news.
Sesame Street is debuting Julia, the first muppet with autism. And the new “Power Rangers” movie includes Billy, the blue ranger, also on the autism spectrum. Both depictions are garnering praise from autism advocates who have long criticized Hollywood’s portrayals…
By Lauran Neergaard and Calvin Woodward, Associated Press
President Donald Trump has weighed in on child autism, apparently without a complete grasp of the research.
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