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  • Grasmick to overhaul teacher training at Towson University

    Grasmick to overhaul teacher training at Towson University
    Several months after Nancy S. Grasmick left her job as state superintendent of schools, Michelle Rhee, the former schools chief in Washington, spoke in Baltimore and let a secret slip. She told the crowd at Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall that Grasmick...
  • 1 in 80 Maryland children diagnosed with autism, CDC says

    1 in 80 Maryland children diagnosed with autism, CDC says
    One in 88 American children has an autism spectrum disorder, according to a new estimate from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The rate is 23 percent higher than one the agency released three years ago. Federal officials said some...
  • City Hall to light up blue for autism

    City Hall to light up blue for autism
    If you’re wondering why Baltimore City Hall is blue, it’s for autism awareness. As part of the International “Light It Up Blue” campaign, Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake has joined with the Kennedy Krieger Institute on the...
  • Schaefer's aquarium mermaid tells her tale, three decades later

    Schaefer's aquarium mermaid tells her tale, three decades later
    She had won a string of beauty pageants — and was the original St. Pauli Girl of beer advertising fame — so Debbie Walker, a blond model from Washington, D.C., was accustomed to her fair share of attention. But she'd never seen anything like...
  • Federal workers in Md. won't get coverage for autism treatment

    Federal workers in Md. won't get coverage for autism treatment
    Autistic children of federal workers in 22 states begin receiving insurance coverage this month for a key behavioral treatment, under a decision by the Office of Personnel Management. Maryland, home to the third-largest population of federal workers...
  • For Baltimore schools, special education still a work in progress

    For Baltimore schools, special education still a work in progress
    At 4 years old, Imani Frederick couldn't recognize colors. Even a year later, he couldn't form complete sentences and struggled to count to 10. When he was 6, a neuropsychologist observed the fidgety, easily frustrated boy and diagnosed attention...
  • Scientists acting out

    Scientists acting out
    The opening scene went something like this: Setting: Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Lab building 17 cafeteria -- Fall 2009 Rocket Scientist #1: I do community theater. Rocket Scientist #2: I almost minored in theater in college. Rocket Scientist #1:...
  • Tatyana McFadden looking to go far and fast at Paralympics

    Tatyana McFadden looking to go far and fast at Paralympics
    Maybe you've seen the ads. They've been all over TV and in magazines like Time and Sports Illustrated. There is U.S. Paralympian Tatyana McFadden in her sleek titanium racing wheelchair, hunched over in mid-push, shoulder muscles rippling, a look of...
  • Carol M. Herndon, volunteer

    Carol M. Herndon, volunteer
    Carol M. Herndon, a longtime volunteer and advocate for the developmentally disabled, died Sept. 8 of complications from cancer at PowerBack Rehabilitation in Lutherville. She was 82. The daughter of a surgeon and a homemaker, Carol Mae Smith was born...
  • Autistic boy, 11, handcuffed on school bus in Howard

    Howard County school officials are investigating an incident involving an 11-year-old autistic boy who was handcuffed by police officers on a school bus after he allegedly bit several adults and students. The child, who does not speak and has limited...
  • Minority toddlers with autism being diagnosed later than white kids

    Minority toddlers have more language, communication and gross motor skill delays than white toddlers, according to a new study from Kennedy Krieger Institute. Previous research concluded that children of African American, Hispanic and Asian descent...