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My son went from nonverbal to starring in the school play

  This is a post by Kimberlee Rutan McCafferty, mother to two sons on the autism spectrum. Kim also has a blog about her family. Eleven years ago this month my beautiful boy Zachary was born, my second son, little brother to his autistic sibling. He was the easiest baby, reveling in sharing his delight with the world, walking early, babbling incessantly. He was …

Plane Crashes Into Autism Center

On Saturday, December 1st, 2018, a small Cessna 335 took off from the Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport, piloted by flight 51-year-old flight instructor Eladio Marquez, who had one passenger. Shortly after getting up in the air, however, Marquez reported to air traffic control that there was a fire in the left engine. Unfortunately, however, there was little air traffic control could …

Study Finds Autism May Be Detectable in the Blood

As it is right now, autism is typically diagnosed by analyzing a child’s behavior and seeing if they present symptoms of the disorder. A new, first-of-its-kind study published in mid-March, 2017, however, offers hope for a potential new diagnostic tool through a blood test. The study, led by Juergen Hahn and Daniel Howsmon, was published in the journal PLOS Computational Biology. It studied …

​Anne Hegerty’s Appearance On ‘I’m A Celebrity’ Prompts Increase In Calls To Autism Helpline

Many of the celebrities that enter the I’m A Celebrity jungle become the topic of conversation for camp romances or making amusing faces as they squirm their way through bugs for dinner, but this year there’s one contestant who’s been making headlines for possibly the best reason yet. Anne Hegerty – also known as ‘The Governess’ on ITV quiz show The Chase – has been …

Loving Father Photographs Unique Habits of His Son With Autism

an Francisco-based photographer Timothy Archibald began photographing his autistic 5-year-old son Elijah as a way of dealing with the young boy’s diagnosis. Noticing how his son behaved, different from other kids, and knowing that as a parent he was desperately eager to raise his child as best as he could, he felt the need to pour his frustrations into this portrait project …

Autistic Boy And His Aide Fight On Bus

A 9-year-old boy with autism is afraid to get on the bus to school after an altercation with the bus’s former aide. Evan is nonverbal, and has sensory sensitivities as well as difficulty using coping mechanisms. He takes a bus contracted by the Department of Education from his home in the Bronx to a special school in Westchester County during …