(CHICAGO) -- An Illinois family said they are still reeling weeks after their 14-year-old son who has autism was tased by police in what they contend was a case of mistaken identity.The family told ABC Chicago station WLS-TV that the teen -- Avarius Thompson... Read More.
(NEW YORK) -- The 440 lawsuits brought against the makers of Tylenol and generic acetaminophen do not have "admissible evidence" to show that prenatal exposure to the medication can lead to autism or ADHD, a federal judge ruled this week.U.S. District Judge Denise Cote wrote... Read More.
(NEW YORK) -- Air travel for passengers with autism, especially younger flyers, can be stressful and nerve-wracking, according to Alan Day.Day, a former travel agent who has a son on the autism spectrum, said the long check-in procedures, the noise of the terminal and other... Read More.
A who's who of comedy — including Adam Sandler, Chris Rock, Jon Stewart and Amy Schumer — are gearing up to make people laugh for a good cause.On December 11 at New York City's Beacon Theatre, the charity Next for Autism will once again... Read More.
(TEL AVIV, Israel) -- An Israeli woman received an unthinkably tragic update on the fate of her daughter, who has autism, and her elderly mother 12 days after they were taken by Hamas: their bodies were found at the Gaza border, authorities told the family.Galit... Read More.
(DAYTON, Ohio) -- The parents of a non-verbal boy with autism are demanding answers after surveillance video appeared to show a Dayton Public Schools (DPS) employee striking their son, causing him to fall to the ground."He wasn't doing anything wrong," Taneshia Lindsay, mother of... Read More.
(NEW YORK) -- When many people think of autism and an initial diagnosis, they think of children. A growing number of adults are learning they have autism, and their condition has gone untreated for years."The Bachelor" star Demi Burnett, 28, sat down for an interview... Read More.
(GREENVILLE, S.C.) -- A South Carolina woman who ran an autism clinic is facing federal charges of health care fraud, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office for the District of South Carolina.Stamatina "Nina" Bourret, 41, from Greenville -- 200 miles northwest of Charleston --... Read More.
Neil Young was back on the stage over the weekend for the first time since before the pandemic hit. The Rock & Roll Hall of Famer took part in the Light Up The Blues fundraiser for Autism Speaks at the Greek Theatre in Los Angeles on April... Read More.
(NEW YORK) -- A Texas mom whose two kids have autism is challenging others to learn about autism spectrum disorder this April, which happens to be Autism Acceptance Month.It's an issue close to Tiffany Hammond's heart, not only because the condition affects her family,... Read More.
Joe Walsh and Willie Nelson have been added to Stephen Stills’ upcoming autism benefit, Autism Speaks Light Up The Blues 6. The event, hosted by Stills and his wife, Kristen, takes place April 22 at the Greek Theatre in Los Angeles.Sharon Van Etten also joins the lineup, which already includes Stills... Read More.
(ATLANTA) -- A growing number of children in the United States are being diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder according to a report released Thursday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.Overall, the report found that about 1 in 36, or 2.8%, of 8-year-olds... Read More.