For families coping with autism, life is a little bit easier because of 17-year-old Nick Lombardi from Ardsley, and it all stems from his own experiences with his younger brother.
A groundbreaking decision came today from the U.S. Department of Education. It said that schools have to include students with disabilities in their sports programs, or at least provide equal alternatives.
It is the story of Nicholas Grippo, a Long Island special needs student, who became a local hoops hero after hitting a buzzer beater.
An autism rights group this weekend urged people not to stigmatize those with the disorder in the wake of revelations that Newtown, Conn., elementary school gunman had Asperger’s syndrome.
Air pollution has now been linked to everything from heart attacks to cancer and strokes, but now, research is pointing to more widespread health effects – and people may be at risk even when pollution levels are deemed safe.
John Vahidi, 19, was found just before midnight Friday night on Lexington Avenue and 43rd Street. He was in the process of locating his parents, authorities said.
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A high school student with autism becomes a hero on the football field. Sounds like a good movie doesn’t it? Well, it’s a true story.
Mel Turner was fired from his part-time job in the Wantagh School District for allegedly making threatening statements.
There is a call by hundreds of people for the rehiring of a Long Island high school custodian who was terminated for allegedly making threatening statements.
The parents of hundreds – and possibly thousands — of New York City special needs students seem to be caught in school bus chaos. With their ride coming late or not showing up at all parents are left asking “where’s that bus?”
Cases of autism have soared in recent years: one in every 88 children is diagnosed with the disorder. Now, a groundbreaking clinical trial will test whether a child’s own stem cells – the building blocks of the body – might help.
Many little girls dream of cheerleading for their favorite professional sports team one day, but for one New Jersey girl, her wish has already come true. Jadyn Waiser, who is autistic, was the first special needs member of the Jets Junior Flight Crew, the kids version of the team’s cheerleaders.
Consider this: the number of men who have children after the age of 40 has increased by more than 30 percent in the last 30 years. And in the last six years the rate of autism has doubled. Now, scientists are saying this is no coincidence.
For any parent of a child with autism, hope can be found in a red-haired freckle-faced girl named Rebecca Singer from Tenafly, WCBS 880’s Sean Adams reported.