- 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.
- Parole blocked for killer of California man buried alive Updated: Jun-26-15 10:37 pm
SACRAMENTO, California - Gov. Jerry Brown decided Friday to block parole for the killer of a developmentally disabled California man who was buried alive.
- Mrs. Connecticut uses charity to help autistic children Updated: Jun-20-15 3:05 am
GREENWICH, Connecticut - Izabela O'Brien had competed in pageants in college and carried her beauty queen dreams into adulthood. But for years that's all they remained.
- EXCHANGE: Art therapy becomes outlet for the autistic Updated: Jun-19-15 5:05 am
DECATUR, Illinois - Like most parents, Matt and Sharon Sekosky wanted their child to make a positive contribution to society, but as a person with autism and unable to communicate, their son Jarrett was going to have some difficulties.
- Pediatrician put plan to help dyslexic children into action Updated: Jun-13-15 12:24 am
JACKSONVILLE, Florida - Retired pediatrician Richard Skinner Jr. is 94 now, with snowy white hair, a kindly manner, a deep laugh and a strong Southern drawl. He's like a family doctor from central casting.
- ID cards offered to autistic residents to aid interactions Updated: Jun-11-15 3:53 pm
MONTGOMERY, Alabama - Alabama residents who have been diagnosed with autism can apply to receive an identification card that can be used to better communicate with first responders and law enforcement officers during potentially stressful situations.
- Some parents worry about Minneapolis autism program changes Updated: Jun-10-15 5:05 pm
MINNEAPOLIS - Parents worried about coming changes to the citywide program for children with autism in the Minneapolis School District have taken their concerns to the school board.
- Prosecutors: Man raped developmentally disabled woman Updated: Jun-10-15 7:17 am
WHITE PLAINS, New York - A New York man has been indicted on charges he raped a developmentally and physically disabled woman on a break from her job bagging groceries.
- Autistic boy apparently jumped freight train, was killed Updated: Jun-08-15 10:10 pm
YUCCA, Arizona - An 8-year-old autistic boy who wandered away from his Southern California desert home apparently climbed onto a freight train and rode it more than 30 miles before getting off and being struck and killed by another train in Arizona, authorities said Monday.
- Group leads training for disability response Updated: Jun-08-15 7:46 am
GAITHERSBURG, Maryland - A Maryland group is leading a training session for first responders to help them better interact with people who are developmentally disabled.
- Support staff turnover puts agency for disabled at risk Updated: Jun-05-15 9:15 am
INDIANAPOLIS - When Barbara Jackson's mom unexpectedly passed away in 2011, she became the caretaker for her twin sister Ann.