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April 20, 2016
Documentary turns Disney-loving autistic man into a star
Owen Suskind had largely retreated into silence in the years after his autism began to manifest, around age 3.
April 09, 2016
Officer shoots hatchet-wielding woman in Wisconsin Wal-Mart
A police officer fatally shot a developmentally disabled woman inside a western Wisconsin Wal-Mart after she refused to drop ...
April 05, 2016
Review: 'Unbroken Brain' takes a look at addiction
"Unbroken Brain: A Revolutionary New Way of Understanding Addiction" (St. Martin's Press), by Maia Szalavitz Nancy Reagan's ...
March 31, 2016
No change in how common autism is in US kids: about 1 in 68
A government report released Thursday shows no change in how common autism is among U.S. children. About 1 in 68 school-aged ...
March 30, 2016
Medical community is fighting a new germ: celebrities
When celebrity and science collide, harmful side effects may occur. The latest case happened last weekend when the Tribeca ...
March 20, 2016
NY killer off death row as definition of disabled gets tweak
Prosecutors say Ronell Wilson is a calculating murderer. Since his imprisonment for killing two New York City police ...
March 15, 2016
Judge: Man on death row for killing 2 cops can't be executed
A man on death row for killing two undercover New York City police officers cannot be executed because he meets the legal ...
March 07, 2016
New autism book urges parents to give kids 'Loving Push'
"The Loving Push" (Future Horizons), by Temple Grandin and Debra Moore In a new book by autism's most famous spokesperson, ...
February 15, 2016
Loss for words can be a rare brain disorder, not Alzheimer's
A mysterious brain disorder can be confused with early Alzheimer's disease although it isn't robbing patients of their ...
January 05, 2016
Clinton unveils new autism initiative as part of Iowa tour
Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton proposed a new initiative directed at boosting autism screening, treatment ...
January 02, 2016
Coroner: Body of 5-year-old boy with autism found in canal
The body of a 5-year-old Pennsylvania boy with autism was found in a canal about a quarter mile from a relative's home where ...
January 01, 2016
Pennsylvania boy, 5, vanishes from party without coat, shoes
Scores of police officers, firefighters and volunteers searched Friday for a 5-year-old boy with autism who wandered away ...
December 07, 2015
NIH takes another shot at studying environment, child health
The National Institutes of Health is launching a new project to help unravel how early-in-life environmental exposures may ...
December 03, 2015
The Latest: California county to close most offices for week
The latest on the mass shooting at a social services facility in San Bernardino, California (all times local): 11:44 p.m.
November 13, 2015
Restaurant fires patron who berated autistic delivery driver
An Alaska restaurant is being overwhelmed with goodwill after its owner defended an autistic delivery driver who was berated ...
November 09, 2015
Autistic teen chef turns food aversion into cooking passion
When Chase Bailey was diagnosed with autism at 2, his mother feared he'd never enjoy a typical childhood. Indeed, he hasn't.
November 02, 2015
Autism study 'Neurotribes' wins Samuel Johnson book prize
A book that challenges readers to think differently about autism has won Britain's leading literary award for nonfiction. U.S
October 28, 2015
NY agency to protect the disabled rarely brings charges
In a video he made with his PlayStation, a 12-year-old developmentally disabled boy in a group home points to his swollen ...