- Lawyer: Man facing terror charge is developmentally disabled Updated: Nov-25-15 4:54 pm
MONTGOMERY, Alabama - An Alabama man charged with trying to aid terrorists has developmental disabilities and an IQ in the 50s, his lawyer wrote in a court filing this week.
- Central Illinois autism program re-opens with community help Updated: Nov-20-15 4:01 am
NORMAL, Illinois - A scaled-back central Illinois program to help about 100 families dealing with autism has re-opened with help from Illinois State University and community supporters.
- Independent analyst forecasts rosy finances for California Updated: Nov-18-15 8:38 pm
SACRAMENTO, California - California could end fiscal 2016 with nearly $12 billion in its rainy day fund if the state's economic recovery continues and lawmakers don't commit to major spending increases, California's independent legislative analyst said Wednesday.
- Florida may expand help for intellectually disabled children Updated: Nov-18-15 4:57 pm
TALLAHASSEE, Florida - The Florida Legislature is moving ahead with a measure that will increase the number of children eligible for vouchers that pay for special education programs.
- Woman gets 11½ to 23 months in autistic client's death Updated: Nov-18-15 2:02 pm
PHILADELPHIA - A caretaker charged after her autistic client wandered out of a department store last year and was later found dead has plead guilty to neglect of a care-dependent person.
- Online training to help those with autism begins in Ohio Updated: Nov-18-15 12:38 pm
COLUMBUS, Ohio - An online video training program for people who interact with autistic individuals is now being used in Ohio, according to officials.
- After outcry, Nevada plans to pay more for autism therapists Updated: Nov-09-15 3:46 pm
CARSON CITY, Nevada - Nevada is planning to pay a bit more than it originally proposed for therapists who work with children with autism, after parents complained the hourly rate was too low.
- Autistic NYC boy says 'SpongeBob' taught him Heimlich Updated: Nov-06-15 5:40 am
NEW YORK - A 13-year-old autistic boy says he performed the Heimlich maneuver on a classmate at his New York City school after learning the technique from "SpongeBob SquarePants."
- Russian delegation to study Utah program for autistic kids Updated: Nov-05-15 1:35 pm
LOGAN, Utah - A group of Russian educators is visiting Utah to learn more about an early childhood autism program at Utah State University.
- Long Island family uses GPS for autistic sons during school Updated: Nov-05-15 5:44 am
MERRICK, New York - The Long Island parents of two autistic boys have outfitted their sons with GPS tracking devices to wear at school in case they run away.
- Researchers grow brain parts to study development, disease Updated: Nov-05-15 1:13 am
NEW YORK - Dr. Sergiu Pasca, a neuroscientist, used to envy cancer specialists. They could get their hands on tumors for research, while Pasca could not directly study key portions of a living brain.
- Sensory rooms give special-needs students a better chance Updated: Nov-04-15 11:05 am
PITTSBURGH - Evie Cole has a harder time making it through a school day than the typical 8-year-old.
- Kansas agency spokeswoman's Facebook posting draws criticism Updated: Oct-28-15 7:48 pm
TOPEKA, Kansas - The Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services' spokeswoman faced criticism Wednesday over a Facebook posting referring to "slow learners" in attacking a proposal for a special course for college students struggling with state voter registration requirement.
- Oklahoma judge rules beheading suspect competent for trial Updated: Oct-28-15 5:35 pm
NORMAN, Oklahoma - An Oklahoma judge ruled Wednesday that a man accused of beheading a co-worker at a food-processing plant is competent to be tried for first-degree murder and other charges.
- NY agency to protect the disabled rarely brings charges Updated: Oct-28-15 4:50 pm
SCHENECTADY, New York - In a video he made with his PlayStation, a 12-year-old developmentally disabled boy in a group home points to his swollen right eye and says, "Mom, this is what it looks like. ... He slammed me."
- Official: Michigan autism fund will run dry in a month Updated: Oct-27-15 9:10 pm
LANSING, Michigan - A fund created by Michigan lawmakers in 2012 to pay for autism health coverage is running dry and should be depleted in weeks, a state official told lawmakers Tuesday.