ASD in the News

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The Center for Disease Control and Prevention to Collect Data on Teenagers with ASD

Read how CDC will begin collecting data from 11 sites as the next step in surveying, through the Autism and Developmental Disabilities Monitoring Network, the progress of adolescents first identified by the Network as 8-year- olds in 2010 and 2012.

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Core Set of Autism Traits Shows up in Diverse Cultures

Read how a new study examines items on the Autism Spectrum Quotient (AQ) with children ranging from 4 to 9 years old from three different countries.

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The Organization of Autism Research (OAR) releases the "Life Journey Through Autism: An Educator's Guide to ASD (Level 1 Supports)".

Review the newest guide in the "Life Journey Through Autism" guidebooks, now available on OAR's store.

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Airlines are Offering Opportunities for Individuals with ASD to Rehearse Flying

Read how the ARC of Washington D.C. has organized at more than 40 airports around the country opportunities for families affected by autism to practice going to the airport and engaging in the various steps required before taking a flight.

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Study: Autistic Adults See Their Interests as Strengths for Teachers to Cultivate

Read how researchers are supporting the belief that the special interests of individuals with ASD should be seen as strengths rather than as deficits.

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Autism Speaks No Longer Seeking Cure

Read the news related to Autism Speaks changing their mission statement, which no longer will reference pursuance of a cure.

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Dollywood Opens a Calming Room

Read how Dollywood is supporting individuals with ASD who are visiting the theme park.

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Companies Find Hiring Those on the Spectrum Has Vast Benefits

Read how the company Hart Schaffner Marx is working to provide individuals with ASD the opportunity of employment.

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Can Telehealth Fill Gaps in Autism Services?

A new report shares that parents of a child with autism, who struggle with the costs of therapy, may now be able to provide therapy to their child through telehealth training.

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A Bill Addressing Autism Wandering Gets Movement in the Senate

Learn how federal legislation addressing the risk of wandering among individuals with ASD is moving closer and closer to becoming a law.

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Autism May Affect as Many as 1 in 45

Read how the CDC’s National Health Interview Survey reveals an increase in the number of children with autism in the United States.

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Sesame Street Introduces A New Character With Autism

Sesame Street has introduced a new friend for Elmo, Abby and Grover. Her name is Julia and she has autism. Sesame Street continues to promote the belief that "we are all different, but all the same". Explore resources that celebrate how each child is unique.

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Common Autism Behaviors Less Likely in Girls

Read how new research suggests that girls with ASD are less likely than boys to exhibit repetitive behaviors.

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