CBS 11 Header TXA 21 Header MeTV Header KRLD Header The Fan Header
CBS DFW WEATHER APP: iPhone App Store | Android App Coming Soon | More Information

Autism

(credit:  Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Medical Expert Talks Autism, Statin Drugs, Breakfast

Dr. Crystal Foster joins CBS 11 News to talk about a new statin drug warning from the FDA, a new study on autism, and the trend of eating two breakfasts.

02/29/2012

A 4-year-old autistic boy undergoing intensive therapy. (credit: Getty Images/David Silverman/Newsmakers)

Autism Not Diagnosed As Early In Minority Children

One in 110. That is the estimated number of children who have Autism in the United States. A new report is raising concerns about the time it takes to diagnose the development disorder in minority children, sometimes up to one and a half years longer.

02/28/2012

A 4-year-old autistic boy undergoing intensive therapy. (credit: Getty Images/David Silverman/Newsmakers)

Autism Not Diagnosed As Early In Minority Children

Early diagnosis is considered key for autism, but minority children tend to be diagnosed later than white children. Some new work is beginning to try to uncover why — and to raise awareness of the warning signs so more parents know they can seek help even for a toddler.

02/27/2012

A 4-year-old autistic boy undergoing intensive therapy. (credit: Getty Images/David Silverman/Newsmakers)

Definition Of Autism Could Soon Change

The proposed revisions – which are “90 percent complete” – would dramatically change the current diagnostic criteria for an autism spectrum disorder.

01/23/2012

The Whole Foods logo adorns a cardboard box at a Whole Foods Market. (credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Autistic Man’s ‘Acting Odd’ Lands Him In Jail

A 28-year-old Dallas man says he’s afraid to leave his apartment, and his mother says a trip to a grocery store started a downward spiral.

10/03/2011

A teacher prepares her classroom. (credit: Dave Einsel/Getty Images)

Grand Prairie ISD Alters Special Needs Education Plan

Going back to school can be awkward for any child, but the parents of special needs children are particularly aware of that discomfort.

08/17/2011

A 4-year-old autistic boy undergoing intensive therapy. (credit: Getty Images/David Silverman/Newsmakers)

STUDY: Sibling Of A Child With Autism More Likely To Be Diagnosed

Six-year-old Andy Barrow loves to read, but his older brother Alex would rather play. One thing the two brothers from Cleburne have in common, however, is autism.

08/15/2011

A 4-year-old autistic boy undergoing intensive therapy. (credit: Getty Images/David Silverman/Newsmakers)

Autism Risks For Siblings Are Higher Than Thought

A new study suggests nearly one in five children with an autistic older sibling will develop the disorder too — a rate much higher than previously thought.

08/15/2011

A 4-year-old autistic boy undergoing intensive therapy. (credit: Getty Images/David Silverman/Newsmakers)

New Study Finds Higher Rate Of Autism In Children

A study in South Korea suggests about 1 in 38 children have traits of autism, higher than a previous U.S. estimate of 1 in 100.

05/09/2011

A 4-year-old autistic boy undergoing intensive therapy. (credit: Getty Images/David Silverman/Newsmakers)

Plano Gym Development Aims To Help Children With Autism

Tom Hise said he doesn’t know if his son will ever be able to verbalize his thoughts, but 10-year-old Robert is active and energetic about his time spent at a Plano gym development for children with autism.

CBSDFW.COM–05/06/2011

A 4-year-old autistic boy undergoing intensive therapy. (credit: Getty Images/David Silverman/Newsmakers)

Building A Village To Support Autism

Dan and Susan Burns worry about where their son will live and learn after they are gone. 23-year-old Benjamin Burns was diagnosed with Autism when he was three.

04/28/2011

A 4-year-old autistic boy undergoing intensive therapy. (credit: Getty Images/David Silverman/Newsmakers)

Child’s Case Illustrates Differences In Diagnosing Autism

When a Fort Worth boy was diagnosed by doctors to have autism, his mother asked his school place him in a separate class. But the school’s experts didn’t find him to have the condition. The issue, experts say, is that autism is difficult to diagnose and may differ between doctors.

04/12/2011

more

previous