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  • Autism NJ Seeks To Help Autistic Adults Receive Available Gov't Services

    Autism NJ Seeks To Help Autistic Adults Receive Available Gov't Services
    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...
  • NJ Foundation Teaches Autistic Adults How To Live Independently

    NJ Foundation Teaches Autistic Adults How To Live Independently
    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...
  • Board: Drug therapy for children with autism was risky

    Board: Drug therapy for children with autism was risky
    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. Dr....
  • Betty Beekman To Head National Theatre of the Deaf

    Betty Beekman To Head National Theatre of the Deaf
    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...
  • West Hartford School Reviewing Whether To Let Embattled Group Hold Peace Program

    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."...
  • Low birth weight may increase autism risk, study finds

    Low birth weight may increase autism risk, study finds
    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...
  • Youth Camps Operated By Sport Institute Director Never Registered With State Health Department

    Youth Camps Operated By Sport Institute Director Never Registered With State Health Department
    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....
  • West Hartford School Rejects Camps Run By Embattled Group

    West Hartford School Rejects Camps Run By Embattled Group
    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...
  • Detecting autism early

    Detecting autism early
    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...
  • How Allentown school officials responded to Central Elementary sex allegations

    How Allentown school officials responded to Central Elementary sex allegations
    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...
  • Young adults with autism lag in school, work

    Young adults with autism lag in school, work
    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...
  • Oct. 6, 2007: Central school officials knew boy in rape case had troubles

    The Allentown School District says in a court document filed Friday that it was following federal guidelines when it transferred a psychologically troubled, special education student to Central Elementary School, where he raped four boys, according to a...