Stories tagged: autism
UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 24, 2019, 9:02 p.m.
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 …
Mon., Sept. 23, 2019, 8:53 p.m.
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 …
Thu., June 20, 2019, 5 a.m.
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.
Thu., April 11, 2019, 2 a.m.
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 …
UPDATED: Mon., April 8, 2019, 2:02 p.m.
Curt and Ana Warner show the strength of family, even on the darkest of days, in memoir ‘The Warner Boys’
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.
UPDATED: Tue., April 2, 2019, 10:07 p.m.
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.
Tue., March 5, 2019, 10:02 a.m.
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 …
Wed., Jan. 23, 2019, 5 p.m.
Ana and Curt Warner recently published “The Warner Boys: Our Family’s Story of Autism and Hope.”
Wed., Jan. 16, 2019, 4:20 p.m.
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 …
UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 18, 2018, 11:03 p.m.
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.
UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 16, 2018, 10:07 p.m.
Temple Grandin sees the autism spectrum in some of the world’s most successful people. “I’ve been to Microsoft, Google, Facebook, NASA – there’s a lot of people with autism there,” …
Sat., Nov. 10, 2018, 8 a.m.
The study included nearly 2,500 children between 2 and 5 years old – an age group that can present a valuable window of opportunity for early obesity prevention. The research …
UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 5, 2018, 4:44 p.m.
Some families face fears around the Oct. 31 holiday in relation to childhood diabetes, food allergies, autism or mobility issues. In some cases, parents just dread all that sugar. But …
UPDATED: Mon., July 23, 2018, 10:12 a.m.
“Mirror twins” Kelsey and Marissa Weddle don’t let autism get in the way of their passion – singing vintage tunes in perfect harmony.
UPDATED: Thu., April 26, 2018, 7:57 p.m.
The government estimates that autism is becoming more common, but it’s only a small increase and some experts think it can be largely explained by better diagnosing of minority children.
Sat., April 7, 2018
A new program at Washington State University aims to provide job opportunities and an authentic college experience for students with intellectual and developmental disabilities such as autism and Down syndrome. …
Fri., March 2, 2018
Inventor Emory Clark’s SwRing finds therapeutic applications for autism, burgeoning market in Australia
Local inventor Emory Clark finds international success with his SwRing, a play device that has proven to be effective therapy for children with autism.
UPDATED: Sun., Feb. 18, 2018, 9:27 p.m.
Aidan Neelon’s grades rose from straight C’s to A’s and B’s last semester when the University of Idaho sophomore found the place he belonged on campus. Neelon, who grew up …
Sun., Nov. 26, 2017, 6 a.m.
Daniel Chappell was born severely disabled. Doctors didn’t think he’d ever sit up unassisted. Now, he’s learning to ride a bike and connecting with others.
Mon., Nov. 6, 2017, 5 p.m.
Awareness is growing about sensory processing issues among children. More schools offer subdued lighting and varied seating to allow movement, from exercise balls to specialty cushions, for all students. And …
Mon., Oct. 9, 2017
Sensory-friendly” is the new buzz phrase in family entertainment, describing performances that are welcoming to audience members who struggle with autism, verbal expression, overstimulation or short attention spans.
Sat., July 1, 2017, 5:15 p.m.
Every dive into the pool is a victory for Michael McQuay.
UPDATED: Mon., May 29, 2017, 9:15 p.m.
Curt Warner dodged the questions for years. How come we never see you? Is something wrong? People want answers when someone such as Warner, a famed and beloved Seattle Seahawks …
Mon., April 17, 2017
Quiet rooms and other programs are helping ease travel for families.
UPDATED: Sun., April 16, 2017, 9:58 p.m.
Spokane experts and families affected by autism react to Julia the Muppet, a character introduced April 10 on “Sesame Street” as a child who has autism.
Sat., April 15, 2017
It sets up a system in which dispatchers can relay information to emergency responders and create a training program so that responders know how to work with those with disabilities.
UPDATED: Sat., April 8, 2017, 9:09 p.m.
The complex, called the Dave Wright Apartments, opened in December and is among innovative housing developments popping up across the U.S. to serve those who were diagnosed with autism as …
UPDATED: Wed., March 22, 2017, 10:01 p.m.
A unanimous Supreme Court strengthened the rights of nearly 7 million schoolchildren with disabilities Wednesday, and did so by rejecting a lower standard set by Judge Neil Gorsuch.
UPDATED: Mon., March 20, 2017, 10:30 a.m.
For more than a year, Julia has existed in print and digital illustrations as the centerpiece of a multifaceted initiative by Sesame Workshop called “Sesame Street and Autism: See Amazing …
UPDATED: Mon., March 13, 2017, 10:54 p.m.
A young boy delivered a handwritten birthday invitation to Spokane Valley firefighters, and they didn’t let him down.