Resource Fair Helps Parents Of Children With Special NeedsThe 8th annual Developmental Differences Resource Fair at DePaul College Prep featured more than 70 exhibitors Sunday.
Shedd Aquarium Expanding Sensory-Friendly Accessibility OfferingsChicago's Shedd Aquarium is expanding their accessibility offerings designed to assist guests with autism or sensory processing disorder.
Amazon Removes Books That Promoted An Autism 'Cure'The Center for Disease Control and Prevention says there is no cure for autism spectrum disorder, only medications that can help some function better. It also says there is no link between vaccines and autism.
Illinois Federal Worker Burning Through Savings To Pay For Medical Needs Of Son With AutismIf the partial government shutdown doesn't end Tuesday, some 800,000 federal workers will miss another paycheck on Friday, marking the second time federal workers have gone without pay since the shutdown began 32 days ago.
Missing Woman With Autism Found In Creek, Later Pronounced DeadA woman with autism who was reported missing Wednesday night has died, after she was found five hours later in a creek in southwest suburban Bristol, authorities said.
Autistic Child Wanders Away From Wheaton SchoolA mom from suburban Wheaton is demanding answers after her autistic toddler wandered out of his preschool and was picked up by a stranger.
Special Olympics Athlete From Bangladesh Still MissingPolice and Special Olympics officials are searching for a 22-year-old man with autism from Bangladesh.
Search Continues For Missing Special OlympianThe 22-year-old man with autism does not speak English. He was reported missing from the 100 block of East Delaware.
Michigan Says Autism And Arthritis Now Treatable By Medical MarijuanaMichigan has added several medical conditions to the state's list of ailments which qualify for a medical marijuana prescription.
Chicago Native Bikes Across America For Autism AwarenessA Chicago native and college basketball player is now biking his way across America to raise money and awareness about those with intellectual disabilities.
Hockey Used As Medicine For AutismHockey is more than just a game for one collegiate player. Stepping out on the ice is just the right medicine to help 21-year-old Walker Aurand live life to the fullest, despite having autism.
Cops Save Autistic Teen's Birthday When Only 3 People Show UpFirst responders in Arkansas made a different kind rescue recently as they saved an autistic teen's birthday party after his friends didn't show up.
Autism Speaks Walk To Enhance The Lives Of Those On The SpectrumThe goal of the Chicago Autism Speaks Walk is to raise money and enhance the lives of people living on the spectrum and fund autism research.
Hormone Linked To Autism May Provide New Test And TreatmentA test and possible treatment for autism may be on the horizon after a new study finds a link between the disorder and one particular hormone in the human body.
CDC: Autism May Be More Common Than Previously ThoughtAutism is a neurological and developmental disorder characterized by challenges with social skills, repetitive behaviors, and speech and nonverbal communication.