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On a flight from Israel to London a few years ago, the airplane video display wouldn't work for Margalit Francus' teenage son. The boy, who was 14 or 15 at the time, grew overwhelmingly frustrated. He screamed, he cried and he threatened to open the plane...
For families with autistic children, the stress and anxiety of air travel is a unique challenge – which is why JetBlue is partnering with Bob Hope Airport in Burbank to give those families a chance for an air-travel dress rehearsal. JetBlue’s...
South Florida nonprofit JAFCO is building a $12 million center in Sunrise to start offering services for children with autism and other developmental disabilities. The center is slated to open in October and serve more than 500 families annually....
Since 2008, when a group of physicians drew a hypothetical link between Lyme disease and autism, a growing number of patient activists have embraced the belief that the hallmark neuropsychiatric symptoms of autism may spring from the body's immune...
Raising a child is like doing a puzzle in the dark. You get two pieces together and think, "Finally, I know what to do," not realizing there are a hundred more pieces scattered across the room. For the parent of a special needs child, that puzzle has a...
Have you loved R2-D2 and C-3PO since you were a kid? Do you have a soft spot in your in your heart for WALL-E? Did you used to play with Furbies and care for a Tamagotchi digital pet? Can the sight of a Roomba roaming your living room bring a tender smile...
Special to the TribuneYou can learn a lot from a puppet. And not just one from Sesame Street. Teen and preteen puppeteers in Naperville will be tackling more mature lessons this weekend in Kidz Kabaret's production of "Avenue Q: School Edition." Of course, to theater-...
Pregnant women who took the anti-seizure drug valproate during pregnancy increased the odds that their baby would have autism, and were roughly twice as likely to give birth to a child who would go on to be diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder,...
To go along with Williamsport’s Civil War preservation project, some changes will be made at the historic site known as Doubleday Hill, accessed at the end of West Salisbury Street. For almost 116 years, the brick mounts that held the Doubleday...
Darius Johnson, a sophomore offensive lineman at Middle Tennessee State University and a former Dr. Phillips football standout, carried a special-needs child to safety during the Special Olympics at MTSU on Monday. Johnson (6-3, 293) was called upon to...
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Andrea Rediske knew her special-needs son had no business taking standardized tests. He was born with brain damage. He suffers from cerebral palsy and is legally blind. Just teaching Ethan to say "yes" or "no" — or even keep his gaze focused...
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