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Stories with subject: Developmental disorders
  • Kansas to mandate some health coverage on autism 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 4:14 pm
  • OVERLAND PARK, Kansas - Kansas will require health insurance companies to cover services for hundreds of children with autism starting next year under a bill signed into law Wednesday by Gov. Sam Brownback after a six-year fight by lawmakers and parents for at least a limited mandate.

  • Missing autistic teen in NW Ohio found safe 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 9:40 pm
  • TIFFIN, Ohio - The mother of a northwest Ohio autistic teen who had been missing since Sunday says her son has been found safe.

  • Auburn's Barber diagnosed recently with dyslexia 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 3:14 pm
  • AUBURN, Alabama - Peyton Barber was sitting in class a few months ago when a familiar problem surfaced.

  • Proposal calls for new strategies on autism 
    Updated: Apr-14-14 4:32 pm
  • BOSTON - A bill that would establish a state autism commission and proposes other strategies for addressing the needs of the growing number of children diagnosed with the disorder is expected to come up for a vote in the Massachusetts House of Representatives this week.

  • Quinn promotes autism awareness at Brookfield Zoo 
    Updated: Apr-13-14 5:04 am
  • BROOKFIELD, Illinois - Gov. Pat Quinn and U.S. Rep. Luis Gutierrez (loo-EES' goo-tee-AYRE'-ez) are promoting autism awareness.

  • Early literacy bill defines dyslexia for 1st time 
    Updated: Apr-12-14 10:19 am
  • DES MOINES, Iowa - For the first time, dyslexia has been officially defined in Iowa law in an attempt to improve literacy among young students across the state.

  • Nebraska bill to require autism coverage advances 
    Updated: Apr-09-14 1:42 pm
  • LINCOLN, Nebraska - A measure requiring insurance companies to offer coverage for autism therapy moved forward Wednesday in the Nebraska Legislature.

  • Iowa judge releases bar shooting suspect 
    Updated: Apr-08-14 3:27 pm
  • SIOUX CITY, Iowa - An intellectually disabled man accused of accidentally shooting a foreign exchange student in Sioux City was released from jail after an Iowa judge ruled that state law doesn't allow that he be committed.

  • Chili's nixes autism event after backlash 
    Updated: Apr-07-14 4:19 pm
  • NEW YORK - Chili's has canceled a fundraiser for a group that states on its website that autism can be triggered by vaccinations, a position widely discredited by the medical community.

  • Indiana families seek autism support 
    Updated: Apr-04-14 12:47 pm
  • KOKOMO, Indiana - Being diagnosed with autism was an eye-opening experience for Corey Anderson, and he has continued to learn more about his unique perspective on the world in the past two years.

  • 'Parenthood' star Burkholder sheds light on autism 
    Updated: Apr-03-14 1:13 pm
  • NEW YORK - Max Burkholder strives to be a normal teen while working on the NBC drama "Parenthood."

  • Kansas Senate approves insurance for autism 
    Updated: Apr-03-14 11:19 am
  • TOPEKA, Kansas - A bill that would require insurance coverage for some children under the age of 12 with autism represents progress but still contains flaws, advocates for the children said after the measure was approved by the Kansas Senate and sent to Gov. Sam Brownback.

  • Ga. senators to continue push for autism coverage 
    Updated: Apr-02-14 5:41 pm
  • ATLANTA - A group of state senators are marking World Autism Awareness Day by reiterating their commitment to passing legislation requiring insurers to cover autism treatment.

  • Vegas welcome sign going blue for autism awareness 
    Updated: Apr-02-14 5:37 pm
  • LAS VEGAS - The bulbs on the "Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas" sign are going blue to shine a spotlight on autism.

  • Ted Lindsay donates $1 million for autism program 
    Updated: Apr-02-14 12:01 pm
  • ROYAL OAK, Michigan - The foundation of hockey Hall of Famer Ted Lindsay is donating $1 million to a center in Michigan to help children with autism and their families, officials announced Wednesday.

  • New effort to promote autism awareness launched 
    Updated: Apr-02-14 3:37 am
  • HARTFORD, Connecticut - A hospital executive is showcasing a new effort to promote awareness of autism.

  • Miami building to light blue for autism awareness 
    Updated: Apr-02-14 3:07 am
  • MIAMI - Several of Miami's landmarks and building will light up blue as part of a global initiative to raise awareness for autism.

  • Nets' Williams hosting families affected by autism 
    Updated: Apr-01-14 4:27 pm
  • NEW YORK - D.J. Williams' biggest issue with NBA games is he'd rather be playing with dad than watching him.

  • Crazy Horse to commemorate autism awareness day 
    Updated: Apr-01-14 5:28 am
  • CUSTER, South Dakota - The Crazy Horse Memorial will light up in blue this week to commemorate World Autism Awareness Day.

  • Real jobs sought for Alabamians with disabilities 
    Updated: Mar-31-14 1:22 pm
  • MONTGOMERY, Alabama - It was the early 1990's. Jeff Ridgeway, who was born with a mix of disabilities, had started going to a day program at a Mobile Goodwill. They timed how fast he could pack napkins into boxes. They told him he was unemployable in the outside world. It made his blood boil.

  • Va. teacher brings experience to play 'Nerdicus' 
    Updated: Mar-30-14 10:28 am
  • SPRINGFIELD, Virginia - When Bernie DeLeo's drama students at West Springfield High School won a state title last spring with a one-act play about autism, DeLeo was honored and thrilled for his students. But it left him with a nagging feeling.

  • Study finds cases of autism increasing in Ark. 
    Updated: Mar-28-14 7:56 am
  • LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas - A study by the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences estimates that the number of children with autism in Arkansas has more than doubled since the last study in 2002.

  • Probe: Errors let autistic boy slip from NY school 
    Updated: Mar-27-14 8:25 pm
  • NEW YORK - A tragic confluence of errors including a school safety agent being distracted by a hug and a principal refusing to order a lockdown led to an autistic boy's disappearance from his school and his death, an investigator said Thursday.

  • Report shows Arkansas' autism rate doubles 
    Updated: Mar-27-14 5:56 pm
  • LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas - A new study shows that one in 65 Arkansas children has been diagnosed with autism, more than doubling the rate from 2002.

  • US autism estimate rises to 1 in 68 children 
    Updated: Mar-27-14 5:38 pm
  • NEW YORK - The government's estimate of autism has moved up again to 1 in 68 U.S. children, a 30 percent increase in two years.