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Building an adult-sized swing set isn't common, so Andria McAdams issued a plea as caretaker for her brother, Steven McAdams, 34, who has autism. Steven lives with his sister and her family in Newman Lake, where two builders now are creating his "dream" swing set. Steven said swinging is his favorite thing, and it calms him.
Long before the era of COVID-19, Laura Kasbar was a Spokane mother who merely wanted to find a way to address her children’s autism.
The fatal shooting of an unarmed autistic Palestinian man by Israeli police has drawn comparisons to the death of George Floyd in the United States and prompted a series of small demonstrations in Israel.
When I told a simple, innocuous but hilarious joke to my nephew, he stared at me with an expression so blank that it reminded me of Keanu Reeves in, well, pick a film. “I’m just a very serious guy, Uncle Ed,” Danny said.
Most folks’ lives have been dramatically altered by the novel coronavirus. That’s not so for cartoonist Wiley Miller. The creator of the inventive comic strip “Non Sequitur” doesn’t leave his Maryland home often.
All children are different, but this applies exponentially in the case of neurodiverse children. How they are impacted by COVID-19 and stay-home orders varies widely, and families are struggling to fill gaps where services and aide once was.
Autism has grown slightly more common in the U.S., but a gap in diagnosis of white and black kids has disappeared, according to a government report released Thursday.
A British Parliamentary committee says some young people with autism or learning disabilities are being detained under “horrific” conditions and has called for an urgent overhaul of the medical system overseeing their treatments.
A blue pumpkin is a way to subtly indicate that a child is on the autism spectrum and may react differently to situations that arise while trick-or-treating.
Fox News pundit Michael Knowles characterized teen climate activist Greta Thunberg as a “mentally ill Swedish child who is being exploited by her parents and by the international left.” But Jim Matthews, SOAR Behavior Services executive director, said Thunberg’s own description of her neurodiversity – a superpower – is much more accurate.
An autistic “Sesame Street” muppet is caught in a conflict between the most prominent autism organization in the United States advocating for early intervention, and autistic adults who see the condition as a difference, not a disease needing to be cured.
With claims that they help with sleep, anxiety and stress, Spokane first responders are using those calming effects to help people who have autism or are in crisis.
More than 3.5 million Americans live with autism spectrum disorder — a developmental disability that has no blood test, no illness-causing virus, and no cure. Why are so many children diagnosed these days with the disorder and what can be done about it?
The New York Times doesn’t chart “Most-Hugged” authors, but Ana and Curt Warner probably would be high on that list if it did.
Meet Julia. She has electric-red hair, a yellow-felt body, loves painting and lives on Sesame Street. Julia, a Muppet on the long-running children’s show, has autism.
The latest evidence unequivocally denying any link between autism and the vaccine for measles, mumps and rubella – a two-dose course that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says is 97 percent effective – came Monday in a paper published in the Annals of Internal Medicine.
Ana and Curt Warner recently published “The Warner Boys: Our Family’s Story of Autism and Hope.”
On December 18th, The Spokesman-Review reported on a young woman severely affected by autism and enrolled in Shadle High School’s ABLE (Autism Behavior Learning Environment) program, and her father’s efforts to obtain accountability for injuries resulting from, he alleged, poor behavioral management, inappropriate isolation, and general practices of abuse and neglect. I know from my own son’s experience that we can choose to do better.
A severely autistic teenage girl endured severe physical abuse this year while being held in an unpadded room at Shadle Park High School, her father alleges.
A former Idaho autism therapist accused of embezzling from her clients has been sentenced.