Autism

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House Sends Bill Guaranteeing Autism Insurance For Children

Insurers would be required to offer $30,000 of insurance coverage to treat children with autism under a bill headed to Gov. Nathan Deal’s desk.

04/02/2015

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Senate OKs Bill Guaranteeing Autism Insurance For Children

The Georgia Senate has overwhelmingly passed a bill requiring insurers to offer $30,000 of insurance coverage for treating autism in children.

03/31/2015

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Measles Outbreak: To Vaccinate Or Not Vaccinate

With the potential to affect thousands, the recent outbreak of measles in the U.S. has placed a spotlight on a debate that’s raged for years.

01/14/2015

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Study Shows Treatment In Infants Reduces Symptoms Of Autism

There is new hope in the fight against autism and it starts before a child is even diagnosed.

09/10/2014

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Autistic Child Caged To Control Behavior

(AP/WAOK) — An 11-year-old autistic boy who police suspect was kept in a cage has been removed from a Southern California home, and his parents have been arrested. Anaheim Police Lt. Bob Dunn says a […]

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Researchers Find Pesticides May Increase Chances Of Having Autistic Child

A recent autism study found that pregnant women who lived near farms where pesticides were used had a two-thirds higher risk of having children with autism.

06/26/2014

Children who develop autism are exposed to elevated levels of steroid hormones while in the womb, says a new study. (Getty Images)

Study: Children With Autism Have Elevated Levels Of Hormones In Womb

Children who develop autism are exposed to elevated levels of steroid hormones while in the womb, says a new study.

06/04/2014

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Study: Autism Develops Early During Pregnancy

A new study has found that autism begins early in pregnancy.

03/27/2014

Study finds older fathers are at higher risk for having children with psychiatric problems. (Getty Images)

Huge Study Links Older Dads With Kids’ Psych Woes

Older fathers may face higher risks for having children with psychiatric problems.

02/27/2014

A government survey of parents says 1 in 50 U.S. schoolchildren has autism, surpassing another federal estimate for the disorder. (Photo by Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images for Autism Speaks)

Gov. Proposes Autism Coverage In State Health Plan

Gov. Nathan Deal is proposing the state employee health plan cover treatment of autism, a move applauded by advocates who say early intervention can improve behavior and quality of life.

01/16/2014

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