Latest Autistic spectrum disorders News

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...

Savannah parents of kids with autism have few care options

Mar. 13, 2022 00:16 AM EST

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — Yolandria Baynes was in college studying social work when her first child was born. At the time, there weren’t any vacancies at her desired daycare, so she brought her infant daughter along to her internship. Once Baynes graduated and started working...

Couple sues over treatment of son in Rapid City school

Feb. 24, 2022 10:12 AM EST

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — A Rapid City couple has filed a federal lawsuit against the local school district, its superintendent and others over how their autistic son was treated by staff. Dwayne Milne and Jaclynn Paul claim in their lawsuit that their 8-year-old son, who has been...