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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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