(NEW YORK) -- Autism is on the rise among young children, according to a new study. The study, published Thursday in the journal Pediatrics, found that autism rates tripled over the last 16 years. Researchers at Rutgers University looked at more than 4,000 8-year-olds in the... Read More.
(NEW YORK) -- Jojo Branch-Rodriguez, a 12-year-old boy who is on the autistic spectrum, was never a fan of fruits and vegetables. He struggled to eat foods like broccoli and avocado. That was then. Now, Sensory Cooking, a Phoenix-based nonprofit that works with people on... Read More.
(NEW YORK) -- April is Autism Acceptance Month, a time to embrace the differences of people with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), a developmental disability that impacts roughly one in 44 children in the United States, according to a study from the Centers for Disease... Read More.
Former Prison Break star Wentworth Miller took to Instagram to reveal he was diagnosed as autistic last year. "Preceded by a self-diagnosis. Followed by a formal diagnosis," the 49-year-old actor explained, adding, "[It was] a shock. But not a surprise." Miller noted that he has too much learn about... Read More.
(SALT LAKE CITY) -- Police officers in Utah will undergo mandatory training to learn how better to interact with people on the autism spectrum -- the result of legislation that passed in March and took effect this month. The new law requires all police officers... Read More.
By MORGAN WINSOR, ABC News (HOLLYWOOD, Fla.) -- Multiple law enforcement agencies are searching for a 21-year-old woman with autism who disappeared from a Florida nature reserve a week ago.Noemi Bolivar was last seen at the Ann Kolb Nature Center in... Read More.