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Black Children Wait Longer For Autism Diagnosis

New research shows that it often takes three years and visits to multiple providers before Black children are diagnosed with autism, denying them a critical opportunity for therapy when it’s likely to be most effective....

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Drexel Study: Measuring Social Networks of Young Adults with Autism

As many have recently discovered, social connections are vital to a person’s wellbeing. While social isolation is a core challenge associated with autism, researchers from Drexel University’s A.J. Drexel Autism Institute have laid the groundwork to show how interpersonal relationships, and the resources they provide, could impact autistic youth’s adult outcomes....

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Back-to-School Planning During COVID-19

As back-to-school season approaches and the COVID-19 pandemic continues, parents and students may be facing new uncertainties. Conditions across the world differ widely and continue to change rapidly. In addition, school reopening policies vary and often include instruction and scheduling options. With so many unknowns, making decisions as a parent...

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Through exercise, a doctoral candidate with autism thrives

Benjamin Boudreaux, a Ph.D. candidate in the Mary Frances Early College of Education’s department of kinesiology, shared his journey of living with autism and how exercise plays an important role with Dave Geslak, the founder of Exercise Buddy, on Facebook Live. Exercise Buddy is an autism-friendly exercise system that leads...

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