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July 2018
Toddlers on an uneven zone of color blocks.
Opinion / Viewpoint

Faulty use of data threatens early intervention for autism

by ,  /  31 July 2018

A flawed evaluation process may put programs serving a high proportion of children with autism at risk of funding cuts.

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News

From crib to court: Trump administration summons immigrant infants

by , ,  /  20 July 2018

A total of 1,500 ‘unaccompanied’ children, from newborns to age 3, have been called in to immigration court since 1 October 2015, according to U.S. Justice Department data.

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Children with disabilities may wait years for essential medical equipment

by ,  /  20 July 2018

Many California children with serious healthcare needs often wait months, or even years, before they receive essential medical equipment.

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A whimsical illustration shows scientists as flowers, being 'watered' by Euros, which is also filtering down into a system of lab objects and medicines.
News

Record-breaking grant may fuel autism drug development

by  /  19 July 2018

A huge new research collaboration may jump-start the race to develop therapies for autism.

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Multimedia / Webinars

Webinar: Orrin Devinsky discusses cannabis compounds for epilepsy

17 July 2018

Watch the complete replay of Orrin Devinsky discussing cannabis-based treatments for seizures.

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A young boy in crowd of exhausted people looks directly into camera.
News

Immigrant children detained in U.S. may struggle to get health care

by , ,  /  3 July 2018

The White House’s plan to indefinitely detain immigrant families together threatens the care of young children, experts worry, by placing them with an agency with little experience in handling such complex needs. Previously, the administration’s “zero-tolerance” immigration stance meant splitting children from parents. Immigration authorities acknowledged that during that policy 2,322 children 12 and under were […]

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Opinion / Viewpoint

How the new U.S. ‘Right to Try’ law could harm people with autism

by  /  3 July 2018

People with autism already have access to experimental treatments; the new law could make that access more dangerous.

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June 2018
U.S. Border Patrol agents take Central American asylum seekers into custody on June 12, 2018 near McAllen, Texas. A child looks uncertainly at an agent wearing black gloves.
News

Toddlers face immigration hearings in U.S. courts alone

by , ,  /  28 June 2018

As the White House faces court orders to reunite families separated at the U.S. border, immigrant children as young as 3 are being ordered into court for their own deportation proceedings, according to attorneys in Texas, California and Washington, D.C.

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Doubts, confusion surround Cognoa’s app for autism diagnosis

by  /  27 June 2018

The California-based company’s phone application for autism diagnosis is not as far along as initial reports suggested.

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Opinion / Viewpoint

How separating children from parents causes irreparable harm

by  /  26 June 2018

Science teaches us that housing children in institution-like settings is likely to cause severe and permanent damage to their minds and bodies.

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