The Autism Society of America is very disappointed that the President’s budget request for Fiscal Year 2021 released yesterday is overall unsupportive of our most vulnerable populations, including the almost 3 million individuals with autism and their families (read detailed summary here).
Justin Moehn’s vast amiibo collection, comfortable gaming chairs and a large screen set up in a very specific way in his Richmond bedroom are evidence of his highly focused affection for video games. Jess Faerman’s small apartment in Houston has a single chair she’s willing to sit on and a circular path for her compulsive need for pacing.
Twelve years ago, I stood in the doorway of my house in Nepal with an empty backpack on my shoulders and a burning desire to go to school. Every day, just before he left the house, I would cling to my brother’s legs, begging to go with him, and every day, I would get the same harsh answer, “No!”
For "The Peanut Butter Falcon" star Zack Gottsagen, his first time on the Academy Awards stage was a first-ever for the Oscars.
As the Newbery and Caldecott Medals call out the best new children’s titles, several books are being honored for telling stories of those with autism and other disabilities.
Six Flags Entertainment Corporation, the world’s largest regional theme park company and the largest operator of waterparks in North America, announced that each of its 26 parks will earn the Certified Autism Center™ (CAC) designation from the International Board of Credentialing and Continuing Education Standards (IBCCES). This initiative will mark the first-ever family of parks to earn the designation at all locations.
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — The word “normal” is often shunned as subjective and polarizing, but normal is all Wilber Wilson has ever wanted to be. For him, normal means not having a speech impediment, not being developmentally delayed and not being called a “retard.”
A UCLA-led research team has identified dozens of genes, including 16 new genes, that increase the risk of autism spectrum disorder.
The future is voice-first, but not for everyone. Because of their unique speech patterns, voice technology doesn’t always understand people with Down syndrome. Project Understood is ensuring the future of voice technology includes people with Down syndrome.
A new Rutgers study has found that one-fourth of children with autism spectrum disorder may go undiagnosed.