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  • A ROAR of support in Roland Park for national Autism Awareness Month

    Sitting at the kitchen counter, playing a game on his mother's cellphone, Nick Brooks looked like any other 13-year-old, except for an occasional hand clap and the burbles that his brothers affectionately call "Nicky noises." Soon, he got bored with the...
  • Connecting workers on the autism spectrum with tech jobs

    Connecting workers on the autism spectrum with tech jobs
    Data entry is repetitive and hard to do well — that is, quickly and accurately. Shane Foley is great at it. The 21-year-old Ellicott City man works on two computer screens, eyeing images of handwritten sheets on one and clicking the information...
  • Hug made major contributions to Baltimore's institutions

    Hug made major contributions to Baltimore's institutions
    The obituary for Richard E. Hug (May 7) fell far short of honoring the legacy of a man who dedicated so many years to helping make Baltimore's non-profits better able to fulfill their missions. While the obit focused on Dick's political fundraising,...
  • Kennedy Krieger researchers pinpoint cause of rare disease

    Kennedy Krieger researchers pinpoint cause of rare disease
    It's a dream Ida Heck never really expected to come true. Her family has raised about $1 million since 2005 for research into the rare disorder that afflicts her 8-year-old daughter, Jenna, resulting in cognitive deficits, seizures, long-lasting...
  • State looks to remove autism panelist with links to suspended doctor

    State looks to remove autism panelist with links to suspended doctor
    A day after Dr. Mark Geier's medical license was suspended in Maryland over allegations of putting children with autism at risk, state officials were seeking to remove his son from a state commission that advises the governor on the disorder. The...
  • Alternative autism treatments can be appealing to desperate parents

    Alternative autism treatments can be appealing to desperate parents
    After her daughter Jodie was diagnosed with autism, Alison Singer went online, searching desperately for anything that looked like it might help her little girl. She tried gluten-free and casein-free diets and supplements. She sprinkled something...
  • City researchers to take part in autism study

    Researchers at Johns Hopkins University and Kennedy Krieger Institute will take part in what's being called one of the largest studies to examine the early causes of autism. While other studies have asked if autism is caused solely by genetics or only by...
  • Md. researchers joining major study on causes of autism

    Researchers at Johns Hopkins and the Kennedy Krieger Institute are joining in what is being called one of the largest studies to examine early causes of autism. Medical experts have been trying for years to unravel why children develop autism. Is it...
  • Autism treatment: Science hijacked to support alternative therapies

    Autism treatment: Science hijacked to support alternative therapies
    Dr. Carlos Pardo was trying to head off trouble. The Johns Hopkins neurologist and his colleagues had autopsied the brains of people with autism who died in accidents and found evidence of neuroinflammation. This rare look inside the autistic brain had...
  • Think safety before diving in

    Think safety before diving in
    With summer in full swing and many families headed to the pool and beach, we're reminded that diving accidents are a common cause of spinal cord injuries. Males between the ages of 15 and 25 are the most common victims of diving injuries, 90 percent of...
  • Four autism treatments that worry physicians

    Four autism treatments that worry physicians
    Four that worry physicians The Chicago Tribune examined four treatments in depth. Medical experts said that the therapies have not been proved to help children with autism and that each also carries risks. IVIG treatment What it is: Antibodies...