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Disabilityscoop.com: Lawmakers Look To Improve Care For Kids With Complex Conditions

Disabilityscoop.com: Lawmakers Look To Improve Care For Kids With Complex Conditions

Nurse Patty Tice, right, moves Morgan Sawyer to a wheelchair with the help of Morgan’s mother, Heather, in Belle Plain, Minn. Morgan has cerebral palsy and epilepsy. (Jim Gehrz/Minneapolis Star Tribune/TNS)

Melissa Herrera says the most frustrating part about parenting a child with complex medical needs is repeating herself over

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Disabilityscoop.com: Living With Mom And Dad May Impede Access To Autism Services

Disabilityscoop.com: Living With Mom And Dad May Impede Access To Autism Services

Sheila Kineke, left, with her son, Andrew, who is on the autism spectrum, at their home. A new study finds that adults with the developmental disorder who live with family struggle more to get the services they need. (Michael Bryant/Philadelphia Inquirer/TNS)

As more children with autism enter adulthood, new research

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Disabilityscoop.com: Program Director, Delaware Network for Excellence in Autism

Disabilityscoop.com: Program Director, Delaware Network for Excellence in Autism

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The Delaware Network for Excellence in Autism (DNEA) is a statewide training center housed at at the University of Delaware Center for Disabilities Studies (CDS). The DNEA improves the lives of individuals with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) and their families across the lifespan through training, technical assistance,

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Disabilityscoop.com: Doctor Training Program Speeds Autism Diagnosis

Disabilityscoop.com: Doctor Training Program Speeds Autism Diagnosis

Pediatrician Brenda Holson visits with a 2-year-old patient. A program designed to train primary care providers to diagnose autism is helping reduce wait times for children with the developmental disorder, researchers say. (Joe Burbank/Orlando Sentinel/TNS)

Training primary care providers to accurately diagnose autism is yielding big dividends, researchers say, allowing

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Disabilityscoop.com: CDC Expands Autism Monitoring Efforts

Disabilityscoop.com: CDC Expands Autism Monitoring Efforts

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said this month that it intends to begin collecting data on teenagers through its Autism and Developmental Disabilities Monitoring Network. (iStock)

For the first time, the government’s autism surveillance network will begin factoring the experiences of teenagers with the developmental disorder.

The Centers

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Disabilityscoop.com: Kids With Autism See Social Skills Boost With Google Glass

Disabilityscoop.com: Kids With Autism See Social Skills Boost With Google Glass

Stanford researchers are testing a therapy that uses Google Glass to help children with autism improve their interactions. (Shutterstock)

New research suggests that technology developed by Google may be able to help unlock social abilities and lessen symptom severity in children with autism.

In a study published Thursday, researchers at

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Disabilityscoop.com: Behavior Gains Possible In Adults With Autism, Study Finds

Disabilityscoop.com: Behavior Gains Possible In Adults With Autism, Study Finds

With intervention, adults with autism can see significant behavioral improvements, according to new research suggesting that the window of opportunity for gains may be longer than previously thought.

Researchers found that using an evidenced-based intervention with young adults on the spectrum led not only to observed advances, but also changes

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Disabilityscoop.com: Remote Assessments Could Speed Autism Diagnosis

Disabilityscoop.com: Remote Assessments Could Speed Autism Diagnosis

A trip to the doctor’s office to get an autism diagnosis may one day be unnecessary, with new research finding that the disorder can be accurately identified in many kids via telemedicine.

The findings from what’s being called a first-of-its-kind study could have big implications, enabling faster identification of young

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Disabilityscoop.com: Federal Budget Boosts Special Ed Funding, Addresses Autism Wandering

Disabilityscoop.com: Federal Budget Boosts Special Ed Funding, Addresses Autism Wandering

Federal lawmakers approved a $1.3 trillion spending package this month to fund the government through September, which includes increases for several disability-related programs. (Olivier Douliery/Abaca Press/TNS)

A $1.3 trillion government spending package will aid those with disabilities who wander while increasing special education funding and tackling restraint and seclusion in

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Disabilityscoop.com: Autism Symptoms Rarely Isolated, CDC Researchers Say

Disabilityscoop.com: Autism Symptoms Rarely Isolated, CDC Researchers Say

Tim Schellenberg, left, plays with his son Toby who has autism. New research finds that almost all kids with the developmental disorder have at least one co-occurring condition or symptom. (Jessica Griffin/The Philadelphia Inquirer/TNS)

Nearly all children with autism are dealing with at least one other condition — and often

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Disabilityscoop.com: Autism Drama 'The Good Doctor' Awarded New Season

Disabilityscoop.com: Autism Drama 'The Good Doctor' Awarded New Season

Freddie Highmore, center, as Dr. Shaun Murphy on ABC’s “The Good Doctor.” (Jeff Weddell/ABC)

With sky-high ratings, network executives are green-lighting a second season for a prime-time drama centering on a physician on the spectrum.

ABC said this week that “The Good Doctor” will be back for the 2018-2019 season.

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