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Families Explore Alternative Medicine Payment Options For Autism

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Advocates have been pressing insurance companies to pay for medicines taken by autistic subscribers, and currently people in 43 states are now benefiting according to Judith Ursitti, Director of State Government Affairs for Autism … …read more

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New Auburn teen conquers Asperger’s syndrome

NEW AUBURN, Wis. (AP) — In a situation that can be difficult to control, Colton Lunemann of New Auburn never wavered. With a medical condition that tries to isolate, Lunemann wouldn’t allow himself to be alone. The New Auburn High School senior has … …read more

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Thieves target organization for kids with autism

In what was a low blow for an organization that works with children on the autism spectrum, thieves recently broke into the office of South Shore non-profit group S. Au. S. Audrey Burt and her small team work hard in their Candiac office to provide … …read more

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African-Americans With Autism Face Additional Challenges

Audio for this story from All Things Considered will be available at approximately 7:00 p.m. ET. Black people on the autism spectrum can have less access to help than others. NPR’s Michel Martin speaks with one woman about her experience. …read more

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Nemours ER becomes autism-friendly

When Bella Montalvo walked into the emergency department of Nemours Children’s Hospital recently, she was ready for the stares from other parents and the little fingers of other kids pointing at her son, asking why he was screaming and yelling. She walked … …read more

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Students develop autism app

With her younger brother Christopher on the autism spectrum, Shauna Jones saw firsthand the need for digital tools to help him and others in their progression towards adulthood. “He had a knack for technology, he had a knack for learning. The problem … …read more

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Autism screening recommendation draws fire

Sparking strong reaction from doctors and child-development experts, an influential task force says there’s insufficient evidence to argue definitely that the benefits of screening all young children for autism outweigh the harms. “There’s not enough … …read more

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Autism mandate is a moral issue in Oklahoma

If you live in Oklahoma and have a child with autism, odds are that this child is better off living in another state. That’s because 43 states and the District of Columbia require treatment of autism be covered by insurance providers and Oklahoma isn’t one … …read more

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Drummer teaches kids with autism magic of music

Local musician Jay DiBella sings and plays drums for his blues band. It’s his passion. But he has another passion, too. DiBella is using his musical talents to help children with autism express themselves through music in the Speak Through the Arts program. …read more

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Wrestler with autism inspires community

Lane Dillon’s dream job — a professional wrestler competing alongside Tatsumi Fujinami and other Dragon Gate favorites — would take him from his Greene County home more than 6,000 miles away to Japan to, as he describes it, “Give the fans what they … …read more

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AT&T donates $5,000 to Homes for Autism

AT&T Michigan has announced a new $5,000 contribution aimed at providing support for people with autism. AT&T executives joined state and local leaders for a formal check presentation at the Birmingham Athletic Club. State Sen. James Marleau (R–Lake … …read more

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AmeyA ~ 12 Year Old Rising Soul Sensation

How does this relate to your personal experiences? “‘Release Me’ is a plea because I hate my situation being diagnosed with Aspergers. “I always struggle at school and with others my own age. I’ve had to change schools so many times because I … …read more

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Israel Harnesses Skills of Soldiers on the Autism Spectrum

Pvt. E never thought he’d join the army. As someone on the autism spectrum, he struggled with certain social situations and would get easily distracted. Now, at 19, he is serving in a sensitive intelligence unit in the Israeli military, working in software … …read more

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