Santa Claus With Autism Creates Special Holiday Experience for Children With Autism: "Autism doesn't stop in December. It doesn't stop at Christmas," said Kerry Magro, who was diagnosed with autism when he was 4 years old.
Connecticut programs for teens with autism need improvement according to a state-funded study. Among the changes suggested: start the programs earlier than 16 years of age, and increase job and housing assistance.
"Within months of being diagnosed with autism, preschoolers with the disorder may already be on distinct trajectories, according to a study published 28 January in JAMA Psychiatry1. The findings suggest that the severity of autism symptoms... does not track with the ability to function in daily life."