2 Men Found Guilty Of Endangering Autistic Man With Freezing Ocean-Jump PrankTwo men have been convicted of endangering the welfare of an incompetent person by coaxing a man with autism to jump into a freezing ocean for $20 and cigarettes in a prank that was filmed and posted online.
Kentucky School District Will Pay $1.75 Million To Family Of Autistic Child Whose Legs Were BrokenThe family of an autistic teenager whose legs were broken when a teaching assistant physically restrained him will be paid $1.75 million by a Kentucky school district.
Trial Underway For Men Who Dared Autistic Teen To Jump Into Freezing Ocean, Attorney Argues Teen Made ChoiceThe 21-year-olds are accused of coaxing Drake to jump from the jetty in Manasquan in February 2015 and posting a video of the prank on social media.
Schumer Pushing For Bill That Would Track Autistic Children To Prevent Dangerous SituationsSenator Chuck Schumer is pushing for a bill that would fund law enforcement agencies to track people with autism in case they wander into dangerous situations.
Police: Autistic Teen Found At Beach Without Clothes On After Walking Out Of SchoolPolice said an autistic teen walked out of a Saturday program at P.S. 721 in Coney Island and went to the beach.
Monmouth County Sets Up New Registry For People With Special NeedsMonmouth County is working to improve the relationship between emergency responders and the special needs community – with a new registry.
Stories From Main Street: Mount Vernon Makes Strides In Educational Services For Autistic ChildrenA few years ago, Mount Vernon sent autistic students out of district, but that's no longer the case.
New Jersey Boy With Autism Hopes To Give Back After Receiving Gift Of Service DogA New Jersey boy wants to give back after he says a service dog completely changed his life, but first he needs to raise $50,000.
Schwartz: Helping A Cause That Hits Close To Home, Red Bulls Set To Host Autism Awareness NightA portion of the ticket sales will be donated to Autism Speaks, an organization dedicated to funding research into the causes, prevention, treatments and a possible cure for autism.
De Niro's Tribeca Festival Pulls Anti-Vaccination FilmRobert De Niro is removing the anti-vaccination documentary "Vaxxed'' from the lineup of his Tribeca Film Festival, after initially defending its inclusion.
Boy With Autism Wanders From Bronx School, Found Alone On StreetThe 5-year-old boy's mother is planning to have her son transferred to another school in the wake of Wednesday's events.
Staten Island Store Offers Community For Special Needs ChildrenThe store provides goods for children with special needs -- necessities that would otherwise be hard to find without having to shop online.