WASHINGTON (AP) — An autistic man walks out of a store without paying for a toy he picked up. He's followed by a storekeeper demanding he come back inside. The situation quickly escalates, and...
DENVER (AP) — Colorado has added autism spectrum disorders to the list of disabling medical conditions eligible for medical marijuana treatment.
PARIS (AP) — The French government has outlined measures to ensure early diagnostic testing for young children with autism and help for them going to school.
DENVER (AP) — Colorado's House has passed a bill allowing medical marijuana use to treat autism spectrum disorders.
The bill had strong bipartisan support, passing 63-0 on Thursday.
The Senate is expected to do the same, and Gov. Jared Polis has pledged to sign it.
Autism spectrum disorders include autism, Asperger syndrome and other developmental disorders whose symptoms range from mild to severe.
ROUEN, France (AP) — When Gaspard Bigand was 3 years old, his pre-school teachers labeled him "different." But his parents got zero advice from the French education or health care systems, and it took two years for him to be diagnosed with autism.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Three insurance companies in Mississippi have agreed to provide more extensive coverage of services for people with autism and other developmental disorders.
State law requires coverage of applied behavior analysis therapy for children through age 8.
WHEATON, Ill. (AP) — Sheriff's deputies and a hospital's occupational therapists in a Chicago suburb have launched the first of what they hope will be a series of classes to prepare drivers with developmental disorders for traffic stops.
The course hosted by Marianjoy Rehabilitation Hospital and DuPage County deputies in Wheaton helps police recognize how someone on the autism spectrum reacts to stress and overstimulation, the Daily Herald (http://bit.ly/2t69OwK) reported.
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Paul Nichols would like to know if he should move out of state to receive the care he needs for a daughter who has autism.
Speaking at a public hearing before the House Insurance Committee on Wednesday, he said it is recommended that his daughter receive up to 30 to 40 hours a week of applied behavioral analysis therapy, which would cost $57,000 a year.
CHICAGO (AP) — Think autism and an image of an awkward boy typically emerges. The developmental disorder is at least four times more common in boys, but scientists taking a closer look are finding some gender-based surprises: Many girls with autism have social skills that can mask the condition. And some girls are born without autism despite the same genetic mutations seen in boys with the condition.