- Michigan rejects medical marijuana for severe autism Updated: Aug-27-15 3:11 pm
DETROIT - Michigan won't allow the use of medical marijuana to control the effects of severe autism, an official said Thursday, rejecting the recommendation of an advisory panel.
- Hampton man enters Alford plea in autistic son's death Updated: Aug-26-15 8:07 am
HAMPTON, Virginia - A Hampton man has entered an Alford plea to involuntary manslaughter stemming from the death of his autistic son.
- Georgia inmate asks for new DNA testing in decades-old case Updated: Aug-25-15 6:08 pm
COLUMBUS, Georgia - A Georgia man who has spent nearly 40 years in prison for the rape and killing of a young German woman in her apartment has consistently maintained his innocence and is asking a judge to allow new DNA testing in the decades-old case.
- Roundup of Oklahoma editorials Updated: Aug-25-15 9:05 am
Here are excerpts from recent editorials in Oklahoma newspapers:
- Prosecutors: NYC woman let autistic uncle starve to death Updated: Aug-20-15 10:31 am
NEW YORK - A woman who moved in with her severely autistic uncle to care for him instead let him starve to death inside a home that only had bread crumbs and cake frosting, prosecutors say.
- Blind and autistic boy sings anthem at Fenway Updated: Aug-18-15 10:08 am
BOSTON - A 14-year-old blind and autistic boy who sang the national anthem at Fenway Park before the Cleveland Indians-Boston Red Sox game received a loud and long ovation from the players and fans.
- Police: Philadelphia couple would handcuff autistic man Updated: Aug-11-15 6:20 am
PHILADELPHIA - Police say two Philadelphia residents are accused of handcuffing a 28-year-old autistic man.
- Mom of battered autistic boy arrested; abuse charges pending Updated: Aug-04-15 11:17 am
HAGERSTOWN, Maryland - The Washington County Sheriff's Office says the mother of a badly beaten autistic boy has been arrested on a fugitive warrant in Pennsylvania and will be charged with child abuse upon her return to Maryland.
- Task force urges more research into child autism screening Updated: Aug-03-15 6:11 pm
WASHINGTON - A government task force says more research is needed to determine if toddlers should be screened for autism even if check-ups or parents haven't spotted developmental problems - despite guidelines from other health groups that urge such screening.
- Charlie is an autism service dog in training Updated: Aug-03-15 4:05 am
LAFAYETTE, Indiana - Animal lover and trainer Julie Shaw wants you to meet Charlie, a 10-week-old Australian Labradoodle bred for calmness - not because he's so cute and cuddly, which is a bonus, but because it will help raise awareness about autism.
- Music therapy classes welcome children with special needs Updated: Aug-02-15 12:08 pm
PADUCAH, Kentucky - The two boys at Harmony Road Music School banged on the drums, shook rain sticks and rattles, and tried to pick out tunes on the piano.