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Families defrauded by unregulated service dog trainers

May. 3, 2019 8:43 PM EDT

APEX, N.C. (AP) — All the counseling, therapy and medication did little to ease 9-year-old Sobie Cummings' crippling anxiety and feelings of isolation. And so a psychiatrist suggested that a service dog might help the autistic child connect with other kids. To Glenn and Rachel Cummings, Mark Mathis seemed...

French govt outlines measures to improve autism care

Apr. 1, 2019 11:08 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — The French government has outlined measures to ensure early diagnostic testing for young children with autism and help for them going to school. In a statement following a Cabinet meeting Monday, the government promised that expenses linked to diagnostic testing will be fully reimbursed....