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The Food and Drug Administration has fast-tracked L1-79, a drug designed to treat the “core symptoms” of autism. This is the second drug for autism that has received an accelerated approval process from the FDA in 2018.

Autism Speaks is putting big money behind efforts to train people with autism to code, betting that the unique talents of those on the spectrum pair well with the high-demand field.

Mayra and Roberto Contreras never imagined that, after years of medical school, they would wind up in the toy business. But when the Seal Beach couple learned their first child, Olivia Rose, had Down syndrome, life suddenly took them on an unexpected journey.

Washington, D.C. – As National Disability Employment Awareness Month comes to a close, today U.S. Senator Patty Murray, ranking member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee, released a new report highlighting the challenges people with disabilities face in the workforce when trying to secure or maintain employment.

A survey of parents across the United States estimates that one in 40 children has autism spectrum disorder, according to a study published Monday in the journal Pediatrics.

A growing body of research has linked sleep with improved learning and memory consolidation in both children and adults. Yet, a new study done at the University of Arizona shows that napping may not be universally beneficial.

Starting Thursday, the first blood test for autism — developed by a Madison company — will be available to the public. But parents and physicians can’t access it in Madison just yet.

Autism can usually be noticed within the first three years of our lives and is recognized as a highly complex disability that affects development of our social, verbal and cognitive abilities.

Kids with autism often struggle with behavior issues, but researchers say a simple new questionnaire may be able to determine if an underlying medical condition is actually the cause.

Each year, October is designated as National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM) to recognize and celebrate the diversity and talent people with disabilities bring to the workforce across our nation every day. NDEAM is also a time when we renew our commitment to ensuring that all people have equal opportunities at work, regardless of disability.