| Jan 31, 2014
| 2:45 PM
When his son Owen was diagnosed with autism at 18 months, Pat Skerry did not believe it.
"I thought it was way too early," the Towson men's basketball coach recalled. "It could have been other things. I was not really accepting of it."
| Jul 5, 2013
| 9:57 AM
Wedding date: April 13, 2013
Her story: Jennifer "Jenny" Ayd, 29, grew up in Baltimore. She is a registered nurse at Johns Hopkins Hospital. Her mother, Elaine C. Ayd, is a secretary and her father, Gregory J. Ayd, is a general contractor and owner of...
| Sep 26, 2013
| 3:15 AM
When it opened 58 years ago, the Linwood Center was a groundbreaking school for children with autism, one of very few such schools in the country.
In recent years, however, the Ellicott City school lost some of its luster, as the 200-year-old building...
| Sep 12, 2012
Tatyana McFadden put on a remarkable performance at the 2012 Paralympic Games in London. Competing in "athletics," which is what we call track and field, she had nine races from Sept. 3-9. Five were finals.
Over that span the 23-year-old from Clarksville...
| Jan 4, 2013
| 2:27 PM
Autistic children of federal workers in 22 states begin receiving insurance coverage this month for a key behavioral treatment, under a decision by the Office of Personnel Management.
Maryland, home to the third-largest population of federal workers...
| Apr 16, 2014
| 6:25 PM
SACRAMENTO, California (Reuters) - California on Wednesday made it harder for health insurers to deny or delay coverage of key interventions for children with autism, the latest in an ongoing series of actions by U.S. states to help families obtain the...
| Apr 15, 2014
| 1:49 PM
When David Crosby wrote “Déjà Vu,” the song that would become the title track for the 1970 debut by rock supergroup Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, it was a meditation on recurrence.
When Crosby sang on stage Monday night at the Troubadour...
| Apr 14, 2014
| 5:06 AM
Most children with autism are well past their fourth birthday by the time they're diagnosed with the condition, according to new government data.
Their parents and teachers may have raised red flags earlier, but it takes months or years to confirm...
| Apr 11, 2014
| 3:01 PM
FLORIDA RENAISSANCE FESTIVAL
Through April 13. Food, crafts, demonstrations, games, rides, knight battles, and hundreds of live performers, including sword fighters, minstrels and magicians. Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m.-sunset. Cauley Square Historic...
| Apr 5, 2014
| 5:42 PM
HAMPTON — In one sense, opening day at a stock-car racing track is similar to the first game at a professional baseball field. A mix of veterans and rookies share the same butterflies and sense of anticipation.
There is one big difference between...
| Apr 4, 2014
| 1:18 PM
Crosby, Stills & Nash are back Saturday to headline the 2nd Light Up the Blues concert benefiting Autism Speaks, an event for which the veteran rock trio will be joined by John Mayer, former Eagles guitarist Don Felder, Brandi Carlile, Chris Stills and...
| Apr 4, 2014
| 4:10 PM
In honor of Autism Awareness Month this April, Senator Jason Welch (R-Bristol) will display an Autism Speaks decal on his office door, joining individuals and families in Bristol, Plymouth, Plainville, Thomaston and Harwinton and across the world, as well...