With the potential to affect thousands, the recent outbreak of measles in the U.S. has placed a spotlight on a debate that’s raged for years.
Some parents of young adults with autism were expressing thanks for a local program that has helped their children become more independent.
A man with severe autism ended up shivering in the cold all alone after being dropped off by a transit service miles from home.
The organizers of the annual Pumpkin Festival in Highwood have a new goal this year, reports WBBM’s Regine Schlesinger.
An employee of the LL Bean store in Old Orchard Center found the boy, Brooklyn Venter, sitting on a stairwell in an “employee only” portion of the store.
(CBS) — There is new hope in the fight against autism and it starts before a child is even diagnosed. CBS 2’s Roseanne Tellez reports on the results of a very small study with big […]
A new study has found a link between a mother’s exposure to pesticides and her child’s risk of autism.
For Michelle and Peter Doyle, a trip to the doctor’s office with their daughter Calen in 2006 changed their lives forever.
Christopher Jorwic has autism. His family credits a Illinois State Board of Education program with helping him thrive. CBS 2’s Dana Kozlov reports.
Dylan Miller, 18, says Autism means his brain works extra hard to learn new things, but apparently it works well enough. WBBM’s John Cody reports.
A 14-year-old boy with autism was found stabbed to death inside an apartment in west suburban River Grove on Sunday.
April is autism awareness month. CBS 2’s Susan Carlson takes a closer look at how one Chicago-area woman turned her son’s diagnosis into a life-saving mission helping hundreds of other families.
A new study indicates autism is much more widespread than previously thought. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention now says 1 in every 50 school age kids has autism—that is about 1 million children nationwide.
A Downers Grove teenager with autism and a fear of fires was able to overcome those difficulties to warn his mother about a fire in their home over the weekend.
Stephen, Please! ESPN’s Stephen A. Smith came under fire Thursday for using a racial slur on Thursday’s edition of First Take. The comment happened during a discussion of whether or not Kobe Bryant will play in […]
Police are asking for the public’s help in finding a missing teenage boy who has autism.
Illinois firefighters and paramedics may soon know how to better help autistic people during emergencies.
A new study out today raises some serious concerns about unborn babies and the potential for autism.
About 10 people marched with the family of 15-year-old Stephon Watts Saturday, demanding sanctions against the Calumet City police officers who shot the autistic teen to death.
More than 700 people attended a funeral service in Dolton for the 15-year-old boy with autism who was shot to death February first by Calumet City Police.