Republican Sen. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) this week did something remarkable for a politician: He expressed regret. "It is time for our complicity and our accommodation of the unacceptable to end," he said,
For Carmen Tarleton, the day started out normally enough. Tarleton, 45, had errands to run, a piano lesson to get to, a house to tidy. Tomorrow was Valentine’s Day, and for the first time in a long time
I was 23 and needed a summer job; he was 21 and needed full-time support. He's one of an estimated half million people diagnosed with autism who are soon becoming adults — and who society is entirely for.
The first thing you notice as you walk into the operating theatre is the smell. There isn’t one. There’s no whiff of chemical preservatives, no sniff of disinfectant and, reassuringly, no smell of bodies.
When my wife was struck by mysterious, debilitating symptoms, our trip to the ER revealed the sexism inherent in emergency treatment. Early on a Wednesday morning, I heard an anguished cry—then silence.
In his quiet, modest way, Glenn was proud of his robot. It was 1974, at a local high school science fair in Boca Raton, Florida, and Glenn, a 15-year-old sophomore, had spent months painstakingly constructing
One in 100 people are diagnosed as being on the autistic spectrum, but there's a perception that it's a predominantly "male" condition. “I am quite eloquent, I can chat to people – my job is all about
A physiological theory of mental illness One day in February 2009, a 13-year-old boy named Sasha Egger started thinking that people were coming to hurt his family. His mother, Helen, watched with mounting
A local environmental activist fights to prepare her community for life beyond mining. One Sunday morning, just after deer-hunting season ended, Veronica Coptis, a community organizer in rural Greene Pennsylvania,