| Oct 6, 2009
| 8:53 AM
Two new studies focusing on autism disorders indicate more children are affected than previously thought.
"Not surprising," said Sharon Leon, mother of a 16 year old son with autism. "And I think it just makes you understand how important it is that we...
| Apr 18, 2010
|| Fiction || Weeks on list ||
|| 1. || The Help by Kathryn Stockett (Putnam: $24.95) The lives of a maid, a cook and a college graduate become intertwined in a Mississippi town. || 45 ||
|| 2. || Solar by Ian McEwan (Nan A. Talese:...
| Nov 17, 2002
The claims are everywhere: on posters and T-shirts, on the Internet and in books, even sometimes headlining the national news. Thomas Jefferson's eccentricities were actually a form of autism. Albert Einstein's genius flourished despite a learning...
| May 30, 2010
Dominic Roumeliotis is obsessed with rain. He pesters his mom every day, wanting to know if it's going to rain. Dominic, who is autistic, is frightened by the loud claps of thunder and the flashing of lightning.
But despite his obsession — and...
| Oct 22, 2009
Students on the campus of Sacramento State University are learning the name of a fellow Hornet beaten to death by his room-mate in a violent attack at the school's dormitories Wednesday afternoon.
Campus police responded to an assault on a student at the...
| Nov 24, 2009
| 12:50 PM
A missing 13-year-old boy with Asperger's syndrome spent 11 days in the subway system before being found.
Police found Francisco Hernandez Jr. in a Coney Island station on October 26 after the boy survived for almost two weeks on a diet consisting of...
| Nov 24, 2009
| 10:50 PM
NEW YORK -- A missing 13-year old boy spent 11 days riding subway trains while police and his parents searched the city for him.
Francisco Hernandez Jr. suffers from a form of Autism known as Asperger's syndrome.
Police say the teen boarded a subway...
| Jun 28, 2009
Summer: Those 10 weeks that can change your life -- when your time is your own, when you might fall in love (or lust) for the first time, or first make your own money, whether it's with a lemonade stand or a job with a paycheck. The endless possibility...
| Jul 28, 2009
A self-possessed individual graced with the good looks of a matinee idol -- large, bluish-gray eyes, a firm jaw line and fistfuls of brown, wavy hair -- actor Hugh Dancy seemed, at first glance, completely wrong for the lead in Fox Searchlight's...
| Aug 30, 2009
When an actor plays a character with an unusual disorder, he can't think about how people who know that malady might watch his performance — looking for errors, symptoms that do or don't ring true.
"I would have been paralyzed with anxiety,"...
| Sep 6, 2009
Growing Up With
Doubleday: 198 pp., $26
Are we who we are in spite of our afflictions, or because of them?
This question beats at the heart of Tim Page's brief, unadorned memoir, "Parallel Play:...