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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

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

Parents Pushing Insurance Coverage For Autistic Therapy

Tying a shoe lace. Buckling a seatbelt… Looking into the eyes of a mother and father… And recognizing them.

02/22/2011

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

Families, Educators Coming Together, Bonded By Autism

Hundreds of parents and teachers packed the Hurst Conference Center Wednesday with one thing in common: Autism.

01/19/2011

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

Study: Spacing Babies Close May Raise Autism Risk

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.

CBSDFW.COM–01/10/2011

A doctor vaccinates a patient against measles. (credit: AP Photo/Thomas Kienzle)

Fort Worth Doctor: Vaccines Not The Cause Of Autism

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.

01/06/2011

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