- Brain disorder center's closing sends ripples nationwide Updated: Jul-26-15 12:19 pm
CONCORD, New Hampshire - When Tyler Richardson's son hit puberty, the combination of hormones and new strength from a growth spurt added an element of danger to a long history of unpredictable behavior because of autism and severe anger problems.
- Michelle Obama opens Special Olympics in Los Angeles Updated: Jul-26-15 1:23 am
LOS ANGELES - Michelle Obama welcomed thousands of athletes with intellectual disabilities to the Special Olympic World Games on Saturday during a festive opening ceremony filled with cheers, songs and praise for their courage and determination.
- Report: Teen in hospital attack improperly placed there Updated: Jul-23-15 12:14 pm
MINNEAPOLIS - A teenager accused in a brutal assault on a state psychiatric hospital staff member was placed in the adult institution in possible violation of a federal court order governing such decisions, according to a newspaper report Thursday.
- Developmentally disabled man stunned by police Updated: Jul-23-15 7:55 am
WEST ST. PAUL, Minnesota - West St. Paul police say an officer who used a stun gun on a developmentally disabled man thought he was the suspected gunman authorities had been seeking.
- Man faces further child abuse charges in indictment Updated: Jul-23-15 7:11 am
HAGERSTOWN, Maryland - A Washington County man charged with beating his girlfriend's 6-year-old autistic son is facing further charges in an indictment.
- Senators: Deal reached with Christie over Return Home policy Updated: Jul-20-15 5:41 pm
TRENTON, New Jersey - New Jersey residents with developmental disabilities living in out-of-state facilities and facing the prospect of a forced return to the state could remain where they are under a compromise unveiled Monday by lawmakers and supported by Gov. Chris Christie.
- Everything you need to know about Special Olympics Updated: Jul-20-15 4:55 pm
LOS ANGELES - The Special Olympics World Games will bring thousands of athletes with intellectual disabilities to Los Angeles this week to compete in more than a dozen sports. Here are some details about the event:
- Illinois adults in group homes, facilities see allowance cut Updated: Jul-20-15 12:52 pm
CHICAGO - Advocates want Gov. Bruce Rauner to restore a $60 monthly allowance for adults with developmental disabilities, but his administration insists there's no way to stop an automatic reduction to the allowance, especially given Illinois' finances.
- State panel postpones vote on medical marijuana for autism Updated: Jul-20-15 12:41 pm
LANSING, Michigan - A vote to recommend whether some forms of autism should qualify for medical marijuana in Michigan was postponed Monday to give an advisory panel more time to study hundreds of pages of research.
- Task force on autism therapy for children to meet in Pierre Updated: Jul-16-15 2:08 am
PIERRE, South Dakota - A task force spawned by a bill from the 2015 legislative session that mandates certain insurance plans cover a costly but effective treatment for children with autism is meeting in Pierre.
- Ige vetoes 8 bills; allows medical marijuana, autism bills Updated: Jul-15-15 12:14 am
HONOLULU - Hawaii Gov. David Ige is vetoing eight bills and approving many other proposals, bringing an end to the 2015 Legislative session.
- Study: Early clue to why some children may have reading woes Updated: Jul-14-15 2:34 pm
WASHINGTON - New research suggests it may be possible to predict which preschoolers will struggle to read - and it has to do with how the brain deciphers speech when it's noisy.
- Bismarck gymnastics facility offers special needs classes Updated: Jul-12-15 12:04 pm
BISMARCK, North Dakota - A gymnastics facility in Bismarck is offering different classes in a new program for children with special needs.
- Authorities search for boy who disappeared Thursday Updated: Jul-11-15 2:17 pm
ST. JAMES, Missouri - Authorities are searching a heavily-wooded area in central Missouri for a missing boy who has autism.
- Probe: No wrongdoing in autistic student's choking death Updated: Jul-07-15 7:49 am
NEW YORK - An investigation has found no wrongdoing in the choking death of an autistic Brooklyn student.
- Authorities: Autistic boy, 6, on life support after beating Updated: Jul-06-15 5:49 pm
HAGERSTOWN, Maryland - Sheriff's officials say a 6-year-old autistic boy is on life support after he was beaten by his mother's boyfriend.
- Mother accused of striking developmentally disabled son Updated: Jul-02-15 7:23 pm
BISBEE, Arizona - A Cochise County woman is accused of hitting her developmentally disabled 9-year-old son with a baseball bat.
- Lawsuit alleging teacher slapped autistic boy settled Updated: Jul-01-15 11:26 am
SPRINGFIELD, Missouri - A federal judge has approved a $350,000 settlement in a lawsuit alleging a teacher repeatedly slapped an autistic boy at a Springfield school.
- NC autism coverage mandate heading to House floor Updated: Jun-30-15 4:35 pm
RALEIGH, North Carolina - An effort to require North Carolina-regulated health insurance plans to cover autism diagnosis and treatment has cleared what appears to be one of its final hurdles with a House panel's passage.
- US appeals court upholds Virginia death sentence Updated: Jun-30-15 4:25 pm
RICHMOND, Virginia - A federal appeals court on Tuesday upheld the death sentence of a Virginia inmate who claims he can't be executed because he is intellectually disabled.