- US appeals court upholds Virginia death sentence Updated: Jun-30-15 3:20 pm
RICHMOND, Virginia - A federal appeals court has rejected a Virginia death row inmate's claim that he can't be executed because he is intellectually disabled.
- Parole blocked for killer of California man buried alive Updated: Jun-26-15 10:37 pm
SACRAMENTO, California - Gov. Jerry Brown decided Friday to block parole for the killer of a developmentally disabled California man who was buried alive.
- Mrs. Connecticut uses charity to help autistic children Updated: Jun-20-15 3:05 am
GREENWICH, Connecticut - Izabela O'Brien had competed in pageants in college and carried her beauty queen dreams into adulthood. But for years that's all they remained.
- Settlement proposed in Missouri student abuse case Updated: Jun-19-15 2:25 pm
SPRINGFIELD, Missouri - A $350,000 settlement has been proposed in a federal lawsuit alleging that a teacher slapped and insulted an autistic student at a Springfield school.
- EXCHANGE: Art therapy becomes outlet for the autistic Updated: Jun-19-15 5:05 am
DECATUR, Illinois - Like most parents, Matt and Sharon Sekosky wanted their child to make a positive contribution to society, but as a person with autism and unable to communicate, their son Jarrett was going to have some difficulties.
- Pediatrician put plan to help dyslexic children into action Updated: Jun-13-15 12:24 am
JACKSONVILLE, Florida - Retired pediatrician Richard Skinner Jr. is 94 now, with snowy white hair, a kindly manner, a deep laugh and a strong Southern drawl. He's like a family doctor from central casting.
- ID cards offered to autistic residents to aid interactions Updated: Jun-11-15 3:53 pm
MONTGOMERY, Alabama - Alabama residents who have been diagnosed with autism can apply to receive an identification card that can be used to better communicate with first responders and law enforcement officers during potentially stressful situations.
- Some parents worry about Minneapolis autism program changes Updated: Jun-10-15 5:05 pm
MINNEAPOLIS - Parents worried about coming changes to the citywide program for children with autism in the Minneapolis School District have taken their concerns to the school board.
- Prosecutors: Man raped developmentally disabled woman Updated: Jun-10-15 7:17 am
WHITE PLAINS, New York - A New York man has been indicted on charges he raped a developmentally and physically disabled woman on a break from her job bagging groceries.
- Autistic boy apparently jumped freight train, was killed Updated: Jun-08-15 10:10 pm
YUCCA, Arizona - An 8-year-old autistic boy who wandered away from his Southern California desert home apparently climbed onto a freight train and rode it more than 30 miles before getting off and being struck and killed by another train in Arizona, authorities said Monday.
- Group leads training for disability response Updated: Jun-08-15 7:46 am
GAITHERSBURG, Maryland - A Maryland group is leading a training session for first responders to help them better interact with people who are developmentally disabled.
- Support staff turnover puts agency for disabled at risk Updated: Jun-05-15 9:15 am
INDIANAPOLIS - When Barbara Jackson's mom unexpectedly passed away in 2011, she became the caretaker for her twin sister Ann.
- Packages containing autism treatment items stolen from porch Updated: Jun-04-15 10:53 am
SOUTH JORDAN, Utah - Police are looking for a woman shown in surveillance footage taking packages that contained autism treatment items from a psychologist's porch about 20 miles south of Salt Lake City.
- EXCHANGE: Mom creates jobs for autistic son Updated: Jun-04-15 6:23 am
NAPERVILLE, Illinois - Austin Love enjoys books, anime and movies. He's a 16-year-old at Naperville North who has autism, and Austin says he wouldn't change a thing about his condition, his world or his life.
- Body of autistic boy found in Plant City pond Updated: Jun-01-15 7:22 am
PLANT CITY, Florida - Authorities found the body of a 5-year-old autistic boy in a Tampa Bay area pond.