Healthy Brain Network Seeks Early Markers For Childhood Mental DisordersThe largest comprehensive study of children’s brains was under way this week right in New York.
Robot Helps Schoolchildren With Autism CopeThere is a new high-tech tool that helps kids with autism learn – in the form of a human-like robot.
Children With Autism Receive Special Visits With A Santa On The SpectrumThe sights and sounds of the holiday season can be overwhelming with kids for autism, but now one of Santa’s helpers in North Jersey happens to be on the spectrum himself.
Using Shakespeare To Help Children With AutismBritish actress Kelly Hunter developed the Hunter Heartbeat Method, drawing on the rhythm and repetition of lines from Shakespearean plays.
Letters Pour In After N.J. Boy With Autism Writes On Worksheet That He Has No FriendsA heartbreaking Facebook post has inspired people all over the globe, and a New Jersey father is thanking strangers for bringing a smile to his son’s face.
Stranger Saves Boy With Likely Autism After He's Found Alone On Subway PlatformA stranger is credited with saving a child who appeared fascinated by trains, after police say the young boy managed to make it to a subway station alone.
Bay Shore Business Offers Supportive Party Space For Autistic ChildrenA Bay Shore, Long Island mom has opened a party place designed for children with special needs.
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.