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Millions of Americans with disabilities have gained innumerable rights and opportunities since Congress passed landmark legislation on their behalf in 1990. And yet advocates say barriers and bias still abound when it comes to one basic human right: To be...
WSBT-TVMIDDLEBURY – This coming Saturday will be a big day for LoveWay stables in Middlebury when it holds a major fundraiser. The organization helps the disabled through therapeutic horseback riding. The recession hurts donations, but supporters are...
Tags: Animals, Students, Teaching and Learning, Education, Middlebury
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The father of an autistic Indianapolis man is suing Indiana's social services agency for ending a state grocery allowance that helped feed hundreds of developmentally disabled people. Indianapolis attorney Steven Dick filed...
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — An assistant professor at Indiana University is leading a four-year project aimed at improving autistic toddlers' ability to communicate. The U.S. Department of Education has awarded a nearly $3.5 million grant to IU...
For the last two days, police and family members of Sarah "Callie" Cox have been asking for the public's help in finding the missing South Bend teen who left home Friday afternoon. WSBT got word early Sunday afternoon from Sgt. William Redman of the St....
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Gov. Rick Snyder has signed an order establishing an Autism Council within the state Department of Community Health. The governor's office said Thursday's order is a step to implement Michigan's Autism Spectrum Disorders State...
VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) — A Washington state man accused of keeping two young autistic sons in a room with a cage-like door says he heard on a television show that it's OK to do so for their own safety. The Columbian newspaper reports (http://is.gd/...
Tags: Television, Entertainment
South Bend Tribune Staff WriterKathi Pierce noticed almost from birth that her son Wesley was having some problems when he had trouble breast-feeding. It took years of trying various medical exams before Wesley was diagnosed with low-functioning autism. Now Pierce worries about...
BELMONT, Mass. (AP) — Scientists say a freezer malfunction at a Boston-area hospital has damaged one-third of the world's largest collection of autism brain samples. The Boston Globe (http://bo.st/NsoCwH) reports that an official at Harvard-...
WSBT-TV ReporterMISHAWAKA – Three organizations are giving parents with autistic children something they never had before: Options. Lisa DelPrete is like a lot of mothers – she juggles work and her family, including six children. "I have a daughter and five...
Tags: Behavioral Conditions, Health
JONESVILLE, Mich. (AP) — A southern Michigan police chief under investigation following a complaint he used excessive force in dealing with an 8-year-old autistic boy who ran away from school has resigned. Ex-Jonesville Chief Brian Corbett told...
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