- Books on autism, technology up for Samuel Johnson Prize Updated: Oct-11-15 10:20 am
LONDON - Two provocative books about the brain are among six finalists for Britain's leading literary award for nonfiction.
- Training aims to help NYC school aides to kids with autism Updated: Oct-10-15 12:23 pm
NEW YORK - The icebreaker was simple: Choose a partner and learn three things about her. The catch: Your partner will pretend she does not speak.
- Lawsuit alleges abuse of autistic boys in Pomona schools Updated: Oct-09-15 6:30 pm
POMONA, California - A civil rights lawsuit claims the Pomona Unified School District allowed the abuse of two autistic students.
- Special-needs advocates worry about proposed diploma changes Updated: Oct-09-15 11:21 am
INDIANAPOLIS - Advocates for Indiana's developmentally disabled students worry that a proposed revamping of the state's diploma system could make it much harder for special-needs youth to get a high school diploma.
- Illinois panel OKs medical marijuana for 8 health conditions Updated: Oct-07-15 4:47 pm
COUNTRYSIDE, Illinois - An advisory board voted Wednesday to add eight health conditions - including chronic pain syndrome, autism, osteoarthritis and post-traumatic stress disorder - to the list of illnesses that can be treated by medical marijuana in Illinois.
- Man to trial on charges he extracted autistic child's teeth Updated: Oct-02-15 8:28 am
NORRISTOWN, Pennsylvania - An eastern Pennsylvania man must stand trial on charges he beat and forcibly removed the teeth of his girlfriend's 4-year-old autistic son while babysitting.
- Virginia executes 1st inmate in nearly 3 years Updated: Oct-02-15 5:24 am
JARRATT, Virginia - A convicted serial killer who faced the death penalty in two states became the first inmate to be executed in nearly three years in Virginia.
- The Latest: Virginia executes serial killer Updated: Oct-01-15 10:03 pm
RICHMOND, Virginia - The latest on the scheduled execution of a convicted serial killer in Virginia. All times local:
- School apologizes after autistic student wandered off campus Updated: Oct-01-15 3:15 am
JACKSONVILLE, Florida - Florida school officials are apologizing to the parents of a student with autism after she went missing from school.
- Autistic kids practice boarding flights in Orlando Updated: Sep-30-15 3:35 am
ORLANDO, Florida - Children with autism are getting the opportunity to practice what it's like to fly on an airplane.
- Mom gets prison for inciting assault of autistic girl Updated: Sep-30-15 3:31 am
CLEVELAND - A judge has sentenced a Cleveland woman to 18 months in prison for inciting two 12-year-old girls to beat up an autistic child earlier this year.
- Brown announces new institute to combat child health issues Updated: Sep-28-15 4:23 pm
PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island - Brown University is launching a new institute to combat childhood health issues and improve the health of kids worldwide, its president said Monday.
- EXCHANGE: Autism program only one of its kind in region Updated: Sep-27-15 4:51 pm
CHARLESTON, Illinois - The Eastern Illinois University Autism Center steps up to offer an autism mentoring program, the only one of its kind in much of the Midwest.
- Blind New Hampshire teen with autism to perform for pope Updated: Sep-25-15 3:22 am
MANCHESTER, New Hampshire - A 14-year-old New Hampshire boy, who is blind and autistic, is going to Philadelphia to sing to nearly one million people - including the pope.
- Man to stand trial in molestation of woman with disability Updated: Sep-24-15 7:25 am
OLATHE, Kansas - A suburban Kansas City transport van driver has been ordered to stand trial in the sexual molestation of a young woman who is developmentally disabled.
- Group asks Virginia Gov. McAuliffe to delay execution Updated: Sep-23-15 7:10 pm
RICHMOND, Virginia - A group that advocates for people with intellectual disabilities wants Gov. Terry McAuliffe to delay the execution of a man convicted of killing a young couple in Virginia.
- Pittsburgh man admits binding, burning autistic daughter, 5 Updated: Sep-23-15 7:03 am
PITTSBURGH - The father of an autistic 5-year-old girl admitted to binding his daughter's wrists and ankles with plastic bags but testified that he was unsure how the girl received second- and third-degree burns.
- FACT CHECK: Republican debate features a few inflated claims Updated: Sep-17-15 4:27 am
WASHINGTON - Viewers of the second Republican presidential debate heard inflated claims about Planned Parenthood abortion practices and the risks of vaccines, as well as a dubious assertion by Donald Trump that he wasn't interested in establishing casinos in Florida back in Jeb Bush's days as a candidate for governor.
- William Carey receives grant to fund disabilities program Updated: Sep-14-15 11:07 am
HATTIESBURG, Mississippi - William Carey University has been awarded a $20,000 grant from the Greater PineBelt Community Foundation to fund university programs assisting adults with intellectual disabilities.
- Mom seeks clarity on standardized testing rules for disabled Updated: Sep-14-15 10:25 am
WOODSBORO, Maryland - Back in 2010, Nikki Moberly secured a legislative victory in Annapolis for her daughter, Erin, who is just entering high school this year but whose intellectual capabilities are comparable to those of a 3-month-old baby, Moberly said.