Going back to school can be awkward for any child, but the parents of special needs children are particularly aware of that discomfort.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Tying a shoe lace. Buckling a seatbelt… Looking into the eyes of a mother and father… And recognizing them.
Hundreds of parents and teachers packed the Hurst Conference Center Wednesday with one thing in common: Autism.
Close birth spacing may put a second-born child at higher risk for autism, suggests a preliminary study based on more than a half-million children.
At the Fowler home in Forth Worth, 5-year-old William and his little sister Margaret are getting ready for snack time. It’s part of their daily routine in the late afternoons.