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Advocates Press Congress To Address Wandering

  Chase Dias, who has autism, stands in the field he wandered into in 2005 when he was 2. Advocates are pushing for federal legislation to address wandering among children with the developmental disorder. (Francine Orr/Los Angeles Times/TNS) Several disability advocacy groups are banding together to call for federal action …

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Calming Chair For Kids On The Spectrum May Be Headed To Market

  Joshua Jackson, who has autism, finds comfort in the Sensory Lounger. The chair, which is designed to provide a soothing, full-body hug much like Temple Grandin’s “squeeze machine” may soon be widely available. (Tammy Ljungblad/Kansas City Star/TNS)     KANSAS CITY, Mo. — In the year and a half …

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Teen With Autism, Family Booted From United Airlines Flight

A United Airlines flight bound for Portland, Ore. made an emergency landing in Salt Lake City amid crew concerns about the behavior of a passenger with autism. A mom plans to sue after her family, including a daughter with autism, was kicked off a United Airlines flight to Portland, Ore. …

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Understanding Autism

  With a rise in diagnosed cases and a sea of conflicting information, autism is a condition that leaves many parents terrified. Yet affected families have every reason to be hopeful about the future. By Darshak Sanghavi, M.D. from Parents Magazine When he was a toddler, Donald didn’t seem to …

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A Timeline of the History of Autism Spectrum Disorder

  You might think of autism as a new problem because it has become so much more prevalent in recent years. But it’s actually been on the books for more than 70 years–and our thinking about the condition has changed dramatically during that time. Here are the key events in …

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Independence Day Clothing Makes Getting Dressed A Lot Easier For People With Autism

Theirry founded Independence Day Clothing in 2014 to provide reversible clothing with no zippers, buttons, seams or tags to people with sensory integration disorders, a common byproduct of autism that affects one’s ability to regulate senses. Thierry said that the clothes also benefit people with other disabilities like cerebral palsy, …

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