Latest Autistic spectrum disorders News

West Virginia law enforcement receiving autism training

Jun. 18, 2022 11:52 AM EDT

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — A statewide program designed to teach law enforcement officers how to have safe interactions with those who have an autism spectrum disorder is being launched. The Safe Interactions for Law Enforcement and Persons with Intellectual or Developmental...

Louisiana business to offer job training to autistic adults

Jun. 18, 2022 01:09 AM EDT

MONROE, La. (AP) — A school and longtime business in northeast Louisiana are joining forces to spearhead a workforce program to assist those with developmental disorders. QuesTECH Learning, a private school in Monroe for kids in need of special learning assistance in grades 2-12,...

North Carolina police officer saves autistic child in creek

May. 20, 2022 17:46 PM EDT

SYLVA, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina police officer is being hailed for saving a 4-year-old autistic boy who authorities say was “up to his shoulders” in a fast-moving creek. The Sylva Police Department says on its Facebook page that the parents of the child called this week to...

WV native talks to CBS about program for neurodiverse people

May. 14, 2022 09:15 AM EDT

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. (AP) — Martinsburg native Morgan McCardell was recently interviewed by CBS in a special covering some of the pilot program she was involved with at the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency where she uses her talents in a unique way. The pilot program increases...

WVa woman selected as national small business person of year

May. 09, 2022 03:03 AM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia woman who owns a learning center for children with autism has been selected as the U.S. Small Business Administration small business person of the year. Jill Scarbro-McLaury is the first person in West Virginia to receive the award, Gov. Jim...

Ruling ordering new trial in death of 8-year-old is reversed

May. 06, 2022 22:03 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A federal appeals court has reversed a ruling that overturned a health care executive's manslaughter conviction for fatally drugging her 8-year-old autistic son. The 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Thursday that Manhattan Magistrate Judge Sarah Cave was wrong in...