Autism

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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