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Autistic children get trial run at air travel

Autistic children get trial run at air travel

A practice exercise for children with autism and their families - carrying bags, getting boarding passes, going through security, waiting at the gate and sitting on the plane - helps people with autism to become familiar with air travel    Read More

November 22, 2010



Study: Chromosome change points to autism

People who possess a specific change in one of their chromosomes are nearly 14 times more likely to develop an autism spectrum disorder or schizophrenia than those without this change, according to a new study conducted at Emery University.  Read More

November 8, 2010

Autism Research

At the Age of Peekaboo, in Therapy to Fight Autism

At the Age of Peekaboo, in Therapy to Fight Autism

In the three years since her son Diego was given a diagnosis of autism at age 2, Carmen Aguilar has made countless contributions to research on this perplexing disorder. One initiative includes working with a network of scientists across North America to look for signs of autism as early as 6 months... Read More

November 1, 2010

Autism Diagnosis

Combating Autism Act

Combating Autism Act

The Combating Autism Act of 2006, Pub. Law No. 109-416, is an Act of the United States Congress (Senate Bill 843) that was signed into law by President George W. Bush on December 19, 2006. It authorizes nearly one billion dollars in expenditures, over five years beginning in 2007, to combat the autism spectrum disorders... Read More

January 2, 2007

Advocacy & Awareness Autism Victories

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