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Girls and boys on autism spectrum tell stories differently, could explain ‘missed diagnosis’ in girls

Source: Girls and boys on autism spectrum tell stories differently, could explain ‘missed diagnosis’ in girls Boys are four times more likely than girls to be diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), yet a growing body of research shows that the condition is more common in girls than previously thought, strongly suggesting that new methods […]

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Katie Beckett Waiver: Medicaid and Children with Disabilities

The Katie Beckett Waiver would provide health insurance to children with disabilities who don’t currently qualify for Medicaid because of their parent’s income. The Katie Beckett Waiver would allow TN to give Medicaid to children with disabilities and allow them to receive care at home. Source: Katie Beckett Waiver: Medicaid and Children with Disabilities

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FDA must end the legal torture of autistic people

For several years, disability rights advocates have raised concerns over the use of an electric shock device called a gradual electronic decelerator. Source: FDA must end the legal torture of autistic people