The number of students covered under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act has gone up, driven by rapid growth in such disability categories as autism.
By Shefali Luthra, Kaiser Health News
An influential task force says there’s “insufficient evidence” to argue definitely that the benefits of screening all young children for autism outweigh the harms.
By Kate Harrington, Kaiser Health News
New, narrower networks often mean families are losing access to therapists and providers they have used for their autistic children.
By Nsikan Akpan
These genetically modified monkeys exhibit some of the social deficits and anxiety behaviors observed in human autism and may help uncover new therapies.
The story of autism is many stories -- from doctors, to parents, to the afflicted themselves. Journalists Caren Zucker and John Donvan examine that history in their new book, "In a Different Key: The Story of Autism." Jeffrey Brown sits…
By William Brangham
Viennese psychologist Hans Asperger ran a clinic for autistic children in the 1930s and is considered by many to be one of the first to diagnose and define autism as we know it today. But what became of Asperger during…
By PBS NewsHour
The rate of diagnosed cases of autism has more than doubled since 2000 and researchers have spent millions looking for causes and cures. In "NeuroTribes," author Steve Silberman explores the history behind this dramatic increase, arguing it's just always been…
By Ken Thomas, Associated Press
DES MOINES, Iowa — Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton proposed a new initiative directed at boosting autism screening, treatment and research Tuesday aiming to ramp up the federal government's role in helping millions of Americans affected by the development disorder.
By Joshua Barajas
Joining Abby Cadabby and Elmo on “Sesame Street” is Julia, a green-eyed, orange-haired character with autism.
By PBS NewsHour
Scientists have long known that genetics play a role in autism, but now they may be able to actually pinpoint the specific gene variants, which could help doctors diagnose and treat the neurodevelopmental disorder from birth. Special correspondent Jackie Judd…
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