Developmental disorders - the best personalized free web-based Email en en Developmental disorders Rudolph trying to overcame father's death, make Giants team EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — A Florida State wide receiver who warmed hearts by sitting with an autistic school child at lunch last year is attempting to overcome his own adversity and make the New York Giants. It's not going to be easy for Travis Rudolph. His father was fatally shot in a freak accident at work in mid-April. The following weekend the juni... Fri, 12 May 2017 19:44:00 GMT 2017-05-12T19:44:00Z Measles outbreak sickens dozens of Minnesota Somalis MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — An outbreak of measles in Minnesota has sickened more than 30 children in recent weeks, primarily in the state's large Somali-American community, where many parents avoid the measles-mumps-rubella vaccine because of unfounded fears that it causes autism. Somalis are just the latest example of a tight-knit community in which the highly c... Wed, 03 May 2017 22:05:00 GMT 2017-05-03T22:05:00Z The Latest: Attorney: Reports of execution 'horrifying' VARNER, Ark. (AP) — The Latest on Arkansas' effort to execute a fourth inmate before its supply of a lethal injection drug expires on Sunday (all times local): 12:45 a.m. An attorney for the fourth Arkansas inmate executed in eight days says accounts of the lethal injection are "horrifying." Shawn Nolan was one of Ken... Fri, 28 Apr 2017 05:54:00 GMT 2017-04-28T05:54:00Z Boy killed in classroom was 'happy child' with rare disorder SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. (AP) — An 8-year-old boy shot and killed along with his teacher in a San Bernardino special-education classroom was born with a genetic condition and had survived heart surgery, a school official said Tuesday. Jonathan Martinez had Williams syndrome, a rare disorder characterized by learning delays, mild-to-moderate intellectual dis... Tue, 11 Apr 2017 22:28:00 GMT 2017-04-11T22:28:00Z White House to be colored blue Sunday for autism awareness WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House will briefly become the "blue house" on Sunday to mark World Autism Awareness Day. Spokesman Sean Spicer says President Donald Trump is keeping a promise to the late wife of his friend Bob Wright that he would illuminate the White House in blue if he won the election. Bob Wright and his wife, Suzanne, f... Fri, 31 Mar 2017 18:31:00 GMT 2017-03-31T18:31:00Z A band apart: Special-needs musicians aim for world stage OLD BETHPAGE, N.Y. (AP) — They've performed at Disney World in Florida and marched in New York's City's Columbus Day Parade. Now the FREE Players Drum Corps is setting its sights on a trip to the 2018 world championships in Indianapolis. But what sets this group of flag wavers, rifle twirlers, drummers and other musicians apart is that it is composed enti... Fri, 31 Mar 2017 15:30:00 GMT 2017-03-31T15:30:00Z Supreme Court rules for Texas death row inmate WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Tuesday sided with a Texas death row inmate who claims he should not be executed because he is intellectually disabled. The justices, by a 5-3 vote, reversed a Texas appeals court ruling that said inmate Bobby James Moore was not intellectually disabled. Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg said in her majo... Tue, 28 Mar 2017 15:17:00 GMT 2017-03-28T15:17:00Z Judge: Case alleging Ohio 'segregates' disabled can proceed COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A federal judge has rejected requests by Ohio Gov. John Kasich and several state officials to dismiss a lawsuit that alleges the state has effectively segregated people with intellectual and developmental disabilities in institutions by failing to provide accessible community- or home-based services. Judge Edmund Sargus Jr. said Thur... Fri, 24 Mar 2017 19:15:00 GMT 2017-03-24T19:15:00Z 3 Tennessee death row inmates lose Supreme Court appeals WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court has rejected appeals from three Tennessee death-row inmates who say they should not be executed because they are intellectually disabled. The justices on Monday left in place state court rulings upholding the death sentences of inmates Pervis Payne, Michael Sample and Vincent Sims. The three men said ... Mon, 20 Mar 2017 13:44:00 GMT 2017-03-20T13:44:00Z A Muppet with autism to be welcomed soon on 'Sesame Street' NEW YORK (AP) — Folks on Sesame Street have a way of making everyone feel accepted. That certainly goes for Julia, a Muppet youngster with blazing red hair, bright green eyes — and autism. Rather than being treated like an outsider, which too often is the plight of kids on the spectrum, Julia is one of the gang. Look: On this friendlies... Mon, 20 Mar 2017 08:49:00 GMT 2017-03-20T08:49:00Z The Latest: Times reports calls between Trump team, Russia WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump (all times EST): 10:30 p.m. The New York Times is reporting that U.S. agencies intercepted phone calls last year between Russian intelligence officials and members of Donald Trump's 2016 campaign team. The Times reports that the Russians made contact with Paul Man... Wed, 15 Feb 2017 03:45:00 GMT 2017-02-15T03:45:00Z Lawsuit: Autistic student raped classmate while aide napped HONOLULU (AP) — An autistic high school student raped a classmate while the adult assigned to monitor him was taking a nap, said a federal lawsuit accusing Hawaii's statewide school district of negligence. The autistic student had a full-time one-on-one aide because he was known to be violent, the lawsuit filed Monday said. The aide was asleep when the 20... Tue, 14 Feb 2017 22:41:00 GMT 2017-02-14T22:41:00Z Trump asks skeptic to probe vaccine safety, alarming doctors WASHINGTON (AP) — President-elect Donald Trump is reviving long debunked attempts to link vaccines to autism, meeting with a vocal skeptic to discuss chairing a commission on vaccination safety — a move that alarmed child health experts. Robert F. Kennedy Jr. met with Trump at Trump Tower in New York on Tuesday, and told reporters that he had agreed to le... Tue, 10 Jan 2017 23:17:00 GMT 2017-01-10T23:17:00Z Supreme Court seems to favor Texas death row inmate WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court seemed likely Tuesday to side with a longtime death row inmate in Texas who claims he is intellectually disabled and thus ineligible to be executed. A majority of justices during arguments at the high court expressed misgivings with the way the top Texas criminal appeals court evaluates borderline cases of intellectual disability. ... Tue, 29 Nov 2016 17:36:00 GMT 2016-11-29T17:36:00Z High court to examine mental disability, death penalty issue HOUSTON (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court is set to examine whether the nation's busiest state for capital punishment is trying to put to death a convicted killer who's intellectually disabled, which would make him ineligible for execution under the court's current guidance. Lawyers for prisoner Bobby James Moore, 57, contend that the Texas Court of Criminal ... Mon, 28 Nov 2016 17:44:00 GMT 2016-11-28T17:44:00Z Death penalty, the mentally disabled at issue for justices HOUSTON (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court is set to examine whether the nation's busiest state for capital punishment is trying to put to death a convicted killer who's intellectually disabled, which would make him ineligible for execution under the court's current guidance. Lawyers for prisoner Bobby James Moore, 57, contend that the state's highest criminal... Sun, 27 Nov 2016 20:04:00 GMT 2016-11-27T20:04:00Z