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Autism Costs Average $17,000 Yearly for Each Child, Study Finds

MONDAY, Feb. 10, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The cost of services for children with autism averages more than $17,000 per child each year -- with school systems footing much of the bill, a new U.S. study estimates. Researchers found that compared to ...  More »

Autistic NYC boy's death prompts tracking plan

NEW YORK (AP) — Following the death of an autistic teenager who walked away from his New York City school last year, the U.S. Department of Justice said Wednesday it will fund voluntary tracking devices for children with autism or other conditions...  More »

Law proposed for autistic NYC boy who vanished

NEW YORK (AP) — The federal government would pay for GPS tracking devices for autistic children under legislation proposed Sunday by Sen. Chuck Schumer and named for a New York City boy who wandered away from his school three months ago and was fo...  More »

New criteria may reduce autism diagnoses

By Shereen Jegtvig NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - The number of U.S. kids diagnosed with autism has been on the rise, but that trend could turn around with new diagnostic criteria coming into effect, researchers say. By applying the new symptom che...  More »

Alternative Therapies Widely Used for Autism

TUESDAY, Jan. 14, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Nearly 40 percent of preschoolers with autism are getting some kind of complementary or alternative therapy for their condition, with nutritional supplements and special diets being the most common things...  More »

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