Autism

The Gender Imbalance in Autism

Apr 25, 2019

Girls on the autism spectrum are diagnosed later and less often than boys.

They’re referred to as lost girls, a term researchers use to describe girls who’ve been misdiagnosed or overlooked. When the research ignores the girls, who tend to exhibit different traits than boys, those girls fall through the cracks

Today on All Sides, the gender imbalance in autism.

Yvonne Martin keeps detailed notes of two years in her life. It starts on March 1, 2016. That’s the day her son, Daniel, first ran away from the family’s home near Evansville, Ind.

He was 13.

When Kalin Bennett was young, medical experts told his family he might never walk or speak because of autism. During his senior year of high school, he was ranked as the No. 16 basketball prospect in Arkansas.

Bennett will bring his talents on the court to Kent State as the NCAA’s first autistic basketball player to sign at the Division 1 level.

Eight-year-old Pauly Belletti of Parma has benefited from PEP Connections to help with behavioral needs.
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Pauly Belletti is an outgoing, energetic first grader in Parma.

“School is awesome,” he says.

Why does the eight-year-old think school is so great?

“It's because you do cool stuff in art and do cool stuff in gym and do cool stuff in music.”

The Rise in Autism Prevalence

May 2, 2018
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A new report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that one in 59 children are autistic. This is an increase from a 2014 estimate of one in 68, and continues to illustrate a rising prevalence of the developmental disorder over the past decade. We will look at the report's findings and the impact of autism in the country today. 

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Children with sensory difficulties, and others on the autism spectrum can struggle with the amount of sheer stimulation and social interaction the holidays bring. How can parents, family, and society at large, best navigate the festive season for these kids? Guest host Clare Roth discusses ideas for hosting sensory-friendly celebrations, accessible holiday events in the Columbus area, and more.

When you're facing a major life change, it helps to talk to someone who has already been through it. All Things Considered is connecting people on either side of a shared experience, and they're letting us eavesdrop on their conversations in our series Been There.

James Carmody never had any doubt that he would go to college. He loved learning, he worked hard and he was excited to make a positive impact on the world.

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Gov. John Kasich held a ceremonial bill signing Wednesday to celebrate a new law requiring coverage for medically necessary treatments for autistic children. 

Autistic teenage girl
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According to the CDC, about one in six American children have one or more developmental disabilities. These conditions can impair speech, learning, language and behavior. Caring for these youth can be expensive and time-consuming, and many families in Ohio who have children with a developmental disability struggle to get the resources they need. Today we'll talk about what is being done in Ohio to serve children with developmental disabilities and the challenges their families face accessing resources.

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According to the CDC, about one in six American children have one or more developmental disabilities. These conditions can impair speech, learning, language and behavior. Caring for these youth can be expensive and time-consuming, and many families in Ohio who have children with a developmental disability struggle to get the resources they need. Today we'll talk about what is being done in Ohio to serve children with developmental disabilities and the challenges their families face accessing resources.

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The outcome of the repeal-and-replace Obamacare debate could affect more than you might think, depending on just how the GOP congressional majority pursues its goal.

Beyond the Affordable Care Act's marquee achievements like guaranteeing health coverage for people with pre-existing conditions and allowing children to stay on parents' plans until age 26, the roughly 2,000-page law created a host of other provisions that affect the health of nearly every American.

Dancing with Autism

Dec 24, 2015
HBO

10 a.m. 

One in 68 children in America are diagnosed with autism. Take the anxiety that autistic children have about communicating and mix it with highly social events like prom and imagine how daunting this experience might seem. A new film captures the social struggles adolescents with autism face and offers a humanizing look at the resilience of these young adults as they prepare for prom.

History of Autism and the Neurodiversity Movement

Dec 23, 2015
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11 a.m. 

The history of autism is wrought with controversy and questions about how it develops and how to treat it. The idea of autism as a disease is also being called into question by the neurodiversity movement, which advocates for the idea that autism's neurological differences are the result of natural human variation rather than a pathological disorder. 

Dancing with Autism

Nov 23, 2015
HBO

One in 68 children in America are diagnosed with autism. Take the anxiety that autistic children have about communicating and mix it with highly social events like prom and imagine how daunting this experience might seem. A new film captures the social struggles adolescents with autism face and offers a humanizing look at the resilience of these young adults as they prepare for prom.

Dancing with Autism

Nov 12, 2015
HBO

One in 68 children in America are diagnosed with autism. Take the anxiety that autistic children have about communicating and mix it with highly social events like prom and imagine how daunting this experience might seem. A new film captures the social struggles adolescents with autism face and offers a humanizing look at the resilience of these young adults as they prepare for prom.

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