Mom ‘Ugly Cried’ The Moment Her Daughter With Nonverbal Autism Said Her First Word

“We were told that it’s possible that Taylor may never speak.” When Briana Blankenship heard her 5-year-old daughter say “mama,” it meant so much more than a word. It was a big win. In a video uploaded to Facebook, Blankenship explains that she was in a McDonald’s parking lot when she heard her daughter, Taylor, say “mama.” She started “ugly crying,” …

VIDEO: Boy with autism repeatedly hit by bus aide, threatened by driver: ‘You little monster!’

Surveillance video shows a 9-year-boy with autism being tormented and abused by two adults on a school bus in suburban Chicago over the course of several months, WBBM-TV reported. Criminal cases against the bus aide and bus driver were wrapped up in July 2017, but WBBM’s report Friday includes sad, shocking video clips recorded inside the school bus the year before. What’s …