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Parents of Children With Autism Win Fight Over Right to Wear GPS Trackers to School

The parents of two autistic boys on Long Island are claiming victory in a fight with local schools over their kids' right to wear GPS tracking devices to class. Dayann…

autism prenatal risks
California Autism Twin Study Suggests Prenatal Risk Factors

As head of clinical programs at Autism Speaks, I oversee a number of vital resources for researchers studying the causes and treatment of autism. Today brought the publication of a…

world autism awareness day
Three easy ways to get involved in World Autism Awareness Day

World Autism Awareness Day on April 2 is a time to shine a bright light on autism as a growing global public health priority. To commemorate this, Autism Speaks started…

evidence-based interventions
Evidence Based Interventions

Early intervention and ongoing support help children and adults with autism reach their unique potential. Choosing evidence-based strategies that have been rigorously tested and published in peer-reviewed journals ensures the…

autism rates soar in Illinois
Understanding the Rise in Autism Rates: Implications for Families and Society

In recent years, there has been a significant increase in the prevalence of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) diagnoses. According to reports from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC),…

telehealth and autism
Telehealth and ABA Services: Bridging the Gap in Underserved Communities

As autism diagnoses continue to rise, the demand for applied behavioral analysis (ABA) services has increased, particularly in underserved communities. Telehealth is becoming increasingly popular to bridge the access gap…

What Parents Should Know
ABA Therapy Activities: What Parents Should Know

Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) therapy is a type of therapy that is used to address the pervasive symptoms of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) that affect everyday life. It is a…

Unlocking the Benefits of In-Home ABA Therapy
Unlocking the Benefits of In-Home ABA Therapy

Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) therapy has been recognized as an effective treatment for children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and, in fact, the gold standard for many practitioners. In recent…