autism

School district, workers charged with manslaughter in death of boy with autism

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A school corporation and several of its employees will be charged in a special-needs student's death.Read more

Florida boy with autism has bad day at school, mom gets him a tattoo

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The mother took her son to a tattoo parlor in Gainesville unannounced where she said employees jumped at the chance to tattoo him with a Sharpie on the house.Read more

Parents raise awareness about blue Halloween buckets for kids with autism

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Parents of children with autism are encouraging others to be kind to every child this Halloween.Read more


Possible connection between morning sickness and autism found in study

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Researchers studied 23 years of hospital records involving nearly 500,000 pregnant women and their children.Read more

Teen chef with autism overcomes bullying with baking

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When Hunter Boudreaux told his mom he thought about suicide, she focused his attention on two of his loves - baking and social media. Read more

Trump signs autism bill into law providing $1.8B in research funding

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Now that U.S. President Donald Trump has signed the Autism CARES Act of 2019 into law, $1.8 billion in funding can now go to programs at the Centers for Disease Control...Read more

Florida police deploy K-9s to quickly rescue missing child with special needs

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A 3-year-old Florida boy with autism is back with his family thanks to deputies and their K-9s.Read more

Texas custodian comforts girl with autism by lying on ground with her

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A school custodian is getting recognition for her recent kindness toward a young student.Read more

School administrator comforting child draws cheers on Facebook

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A photo circulating on social media shows an 8-year-old boy lying on the concrete at his Ohio school waiting for a school bus, and a man lying beside him offering...Read more


Anthem cuts autism therapy rates, parents and providers worry centers could shut down

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Indiana's largest insurer, Anthem, is drastically cutting its reimbursement rates to providers. And that has Applied Behavioral Analysis centers and parents worried.Read more

AMC offers more inclusive movie opportunities with 'Sensory Friendly' program

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AMC is now offering more inclusive movie opportunities.Read more