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Beyond Olmstead: Housing for Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorders

The passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990 established that all people with disabilities, including those with ASD, have a legal right against discrimination in most facets of life, such as employment, education, and housing. In 1999, in the landmark case, Olmstead v. L.C.,...

The Challenges of the Law for Young Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorders

The number of children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) has increased dramatically in recent years. In the coming years, these children identified with ASD in early life will be reaching adolescence and early adulthood. Their sheer numbers – according to the CDC, an average of 1 in...

Importance of Motor Dysfunction in Autism Spectrum Disorders

Experienced clinicians often get their first diagnostic impression from observing their young patients’ initial social response, but also from looking at their odd posture or movements as they walk into the office. In his original paper, Kanner noticed several atypical aspects of his patients’...

Autism Spectrum and the Clinical Geneticist: An Approach to the Family

More than any other condition, autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) are a group of diseases that affects families. They have profound effects on the individual with the disorder, and significantly alter the lives of parents, siblings, the family, and the community. The extended nature of ASDs has...