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Father confesses to killing 5-year-old son who had autism, authorities say

<b>(CNN) —</b> A search for a missing 5-year-old boy in Tennessee turned into a homicide investigation Saturday after authorities arrested his father.<p>Joe Clyde Daniels' parents reported him missing Wednesday, according to the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation. It issued an Endangered Child Alert as …

Crime

Dragonfly: A Daughter's Emergence from Autism: A Practical Guide for Parents

Overview<p>Dragonfly: A Daughter's Emergence from Autism: A Practical Guide for Parents by Lori Ashley Taylor<p><b>A parent's guide to helping children with</b> …

How Can You Tell If Your Child Has ADHD?

Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a condition that people discuss a lot these days, often ascribing the term casually to persons who …

Autism spectrum disorder - Symptoms and causes

Overview<p>Autism spectrum disorder is a condition related to brain development that impacts how a person perceives and socializes with others, causing …

Not Every Disability Is Visible; I Have To 'Come Out' About Mine Daily

fizkes via Getty Images<p>It is easier to understand something if it is visible. This is true for almost everything, but all the more so when it comes …

Feeling lonely? 7 simple ways to overcome loneliness

The Government's recent appointment of a minister for loneliness has shed light on a sad problem in our society – but if you're feeling isolated, …

Loneliness

‘It makes no sense’: an Irish mother’s fight to return her 3 abducted children from Algeria

On a summer’s evening in July 2015, three young children were taken by their father from Ireland to Algeria while their mother waited for them at …

Middle East

Chris Packham reveals the reality of living with Asperger’s – and his “romantic plan” to be reunited with his dogs after he dies

The Springwatch presenter opens up ahead of a new BBC documentary on living with autism<p>Sitting at home in his New Forest cottage, Chris Packham is …

Autism

There’s No Such Thing As ‘Too Social’ For Autism

We have been blessed with two daughters on the autistic spectrum who have pretty opposite struggles when it comes to socialization.<p>For many years …

How slaying dragons and rolling dice can help people with autism

Dungeons and Dragons has its own special kind of magic, but you can't find it between the covers of any of its numerous rule books. It's a kind of …

Funding delays plague families of children with autism and their support workers

Ministry for Children and Family Development says most files are processed within 30 days<p>Professionals who provide services for children with autism …

'Help me mummy': Autistic boy wrote heart-breaking suicide notes before failed attempt

"What is wrong with me" and "I hate my life," are a few of the notes Jack had written.<p>An autistic boy wrote heartbreaking suicide notes before trying …

Blackbelts for Butterflies brings light to the darkness of Sandy Hook

On a warm, but otherwise unassuming early November morning, 100 people filed slowly into Manchester BJJ for the start of a two-day jiu-jitsu seminar. …

Martial Arts

Specsavers launches autism training for staff

Specsavers has launched a series of online learning modules that have been developed in partnership with The National Autistic Society in order to …

Your reactions: How ABC portrays autism in 'The Good Doctor'

ABC’s “The Good Doctor” is not the first show to feature a main character who is on the autism spectrum — “Atypical” on Netflix and, some argue, “The …

Variety Week on Global BC 2017: Day 1

We kicked off our second annual Variety Week on Global BC, highlighting stories from children and families around the province who have been helped …

Counseling

Nurse Eileen Mulholland is up for awards night number three

A health visitor from NHS Lanarkshire has made it to the final three in the Scottish Health Awards 2017 Nurse Award category.<p>The awards ceremony, …

Thousands of City Children Not Getting Special Education Help

Tens of thousands of New York City public school children did not receive mandated special education services last year, the education department said in its annual report to the City Council on Wednesday, offering further evidence that eligible children are not getting the education the city is …

Education

Epilepsy is personal for 'Hamilton' star

<b>(CNN) —</b> Miguel Cervantes and his wife, Kelly, welcomed daughter Adelaide in October 2015. They sensed that something was amiss early on.<p>"She wasn't developing on a regular trajectory," said Cervantes, who stars as Alexander Hamilton in the hit musical theater production "Hamilton" in Chicago. Soon …

Alexander Hamilton

Virtual reality technology helping kids with sensory challenges like autism

For kids with sensory challenges like autism, everyday experiences like popping down to the supermarket, crossing the road or swimming in the sea can …

Help Special Needs Kids Prepare for Community Inclusion

Community inclusion means people with all types of disabilities participating in all kinds of community events, activities, and pastimes with the …

Children who snore may have lower IQs

Children who snore may be suffering from a medical condition which could affect their IQ scores, say doctors.<p>Children who snore may be suffering from …

Breaking News: Emma Frost to Adapt John Elder Robison’s Switched On

According to an exclusive report from Deadline, Focus Features has teamed with producer Don Handfield’s company, Motor, to acquire the rights to <i>Switched On: A Memoir of Brain Change and Emotional Awakening</i> by John Elder Robison. Emma Frost (“The Man in the High Castle”, “The White Queen”) has been …

Autism

Autism assistance dog Rishi helps 11-year-old Jake

A charity that helps young people with autism by teaming them up with specially-trained dogs is appealing for more support.<p>Dogs for Good has 80 dogs around the country supporting children and their families and looks to place about a dozen dogs each year.<p>But last year it received 900 inquiries from …

Autism

Experimental drugs rewire brain connections in autism

New research from the University of Texas Southwestern in Dallas has identified two potential new treatments for autism spectrum disorder, targeting …

I Hate The Struggles That Come With Autism, But Not My Son’s Autism

It’s 7 p.m. Your child is yelling his head off because he does not want to hop in the bath. Tears are running down his face leaving clear trails in …

The science of Sad: understanding the causes of ‘winter depression’

For many of us in the UK, the annual ritual of putting the clocks back for daylight saving time can be accompanied by a distinct feeling of winter blues as autumn well and truly beds in. This might be felt as a lack of energy, reduced enjoyment in activities and a need for more sleep than normal. …

Ice Age

Why Microsoft, Chase and Others Are Hiring More People With Autism

It's good for business, they say: Adding 'neurodiversity' means bringing in employees with particularly coveted skills.<p>This story appears in the November 2017 issue of <i>Entrepreneur</i>. Subscribe »<p>Chargeback loves obsessive employees. The Utah-based company investigates and documents credit card …

Apps for autism: Silken Laumann campaigns for new technology

Victoria-based Olympic rowing legend Silken Laumann knows firsthand the role technology can play in the lives of children with autism and is bringing …

Mother and autistic son ‘kicked off bus because he kept singing the Wheels on the Bus’

<b>A mum claims she was kicked off a bus because the driver got annoyed at her autistic son singing The Wheels on the Bus.</b><p>Amanda Little and her …