| Mar 6, 2012
| 9:32 PM
"Bully"is a movie that will save kids' lives. I realize this sounds overwrought, but it's an assessment that's stayed with me since Saturday, when I went to an advance screening of the controversial new documentary at the True/False Film Fest......
| Feb 5, 2012
| 7:24 AM
Toby Orenstein is once again at the helm of one of her favorite projects — directing the Young Columbians, a singing group formed in 1975 by the founder of Toby's Dinner Theatre when Columbia was still Jim Rouse's baby.
Working with talented...
| Feb 3, 2012
| 2:59 PM
A 15-year-old Calumet City boy with an autism disorder killed by police this week was not shot in the head, contrary to what a family member previously contended, the Lake County, Ind., coroner’s office said today.
Stephon Watts of the 600 block of...
| Feb 2, 2012
| 6:04 PM
Lizzy Sunderhaus can thank her parents for her caring nature and willingness to volunteer time.
The 21-year-old Cedar Crest College senior and star basketball player always gives a shout-out to Stephen T. Badin High School in Hamilton, Ohio, for giving...
| Feb 2, 2012
| 10:23 AM
Two Calumet City police officers shot and killed a teen who suffered from Asperger's syndromeduring a domestic disturbance call Wednesday.
Just before 8:30 a.m., Calumet City police responded to a call at the home on the 500 block of Forsythe. Police...
| Jan 25, 2012
| 1:21 AM
LONDON (Reuters) - Teaching children with autism to "talk things through" in their heads may help them solve tricky day-to-day tasks and could increase the chances of them living independent lives when they grow up, British scientists said Wednesday....
| Jan 25, 2012
David Finch was diagnosed with Asperger's syndrome, a mild autism spectrum disorder, in 2008, at age 30. At that time, he said, his three-year marriage was in a downward spiral because of his odd habits and rigid adherence to routines.
| Jan 20, 2012
| 4:17 PM
A panel of psychiatric experts is reassessing the definition of Autism.
Proposed changes would narrow the criteria for Autism and related disorders, such as Asperger's Syndrome.
If the definition is changed, it could dramatically reduce the number of...
| Jan 6, 2012
| 10:30 AM
Your article on autism ("Hidden in plain sight," 1/1/2012) was clear, interesting, and also insulting to those on the autism spectrum, since it treated these conditions as disorders.
I know that, officially, they are disorders, but as someone with a...
| Dec 25, 2011
| 5:40 PM
ST. CLOUD — The AK-47 attack in one of Osceola County's oldest neighborhoods last month is the latest crime jarring the tranquil image of the century-old community known as "Soldier City," where Civil War veterans settled in the early 1900s.
| Jul 28, 2011
| 4:52 PM
POQUOSON — Krystiann Henton is 18 years old but gets along better with her younger cousins than people her own age.
"I knew deep down inside that she wanted to make friends. She didn't know how," her mother, Sue Henton said.
She hopes that...