| Apr 5, 2011
| 6:03 AM
Chances are, someone you know has an autistic child. According to the National Institutes of Health, three to six out of 1,000 children will be diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), and boys are four times as likely to have ASD, than girls. And...
| Apr 5, 2011
| 4:24 AM
Forty-seven-year-old John Richardson's parents knew something was wrong when he was born. At 2-years-old, he was diagnosed with autism. Since then his place on the autism spectrum has been given a name, Asperger's Syndrome.
"I had plenty of learning...
| Apr 5, 2011
| 7:17 AM
Autism Spectrum Disorders now affect 1 in 110 children according to a 2009 report by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
With these statistics on the rise, people like Linda Walder Fiddle, founder and executive director of The Daniel...
| May 4, 2011
| 6:25 PM
A doctor nationally known for treating autism with a drug sometimes used to chemically castrate sex offenders has been suspended from practicing medicine in his home state of Maryland after state officials determined he is putting children at risk.
| Jul 24, 2012
| 9:27 AM
Betty Beekman is the new executive director of the National Theatre of the Deaf, now based at the Monte Cristo Cottage in New London, operated by the Eugene O'Neill Theater Center in Waterford.
Beekman had been serving as interim executive director...
| Feb 17, 2012
| 2:33 PM
Although the Institute for International Sport says it will still hold its March 10 program at Kingswood Oxford School in West Hartford, a spokeswoman for the school says it is reviewing the program in light of the nonprofit's "business difficulties."...
| Feb 22, 2012
Low birth weight affects a child's risk of having an autism spectrum disorder (ASD), according to a study conducted by a Northwestern University researcher.
After studying 3,715 pairs of twins that include one twin with an ASD, Northwestern researcher...
| Mar 10, 2012
| 1:22 PM
In contrast to more than 450 other youth camps in Connecticut, the summer programs run in West Hartford by Daniel Doyle Jr., such as Camp Renaissance and Doyle's basketball skills clinics, were never licensed by the state Department of Public Health....
| Mar 19, 2012
| 10:16 AM
The American School for the Deaf has decided against hosting summer camps operated by Daniel Doyle Jr., whose Institute for International Sport has been dealing with debt, failed real estate ventures and a government audit over its use of a $575,000...
| Apr 13, 2012
| 1:28 PM
April is Autism Awareness Month. Don’t let this month pass by without learning the signs and symptoms of autism - even if your child is still an infant.
Autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) are a group of developmental disabilities that affect the...
| Apr 28, 2012
| 7:15 PM
A late winter snowstorm threw Allentown's Central Elementary School into a state of chaos, forcing an early closing the day Junior Doe IV was sexually assaulted.
The 6-year-old boy's teacher, distracted by the early dismissal, broke from the usual...
| May 15, 2012
| 11:21 AM
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Young adults with autism are less likely to go to college or hold down a job than their peers with other types of disabilities, a new U.S. study finds.
Researchers found that more than one-third of young adults with an...