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After Montgomery County Police discovered a set of 22-year-old twins with autism locked inside a dark, urine-soaked basement room, Montgomery County officials and autism advocates are reminding families of those with autism about available local resources.
Montgomery County Police say they visited the home where two men were found locked inside a darkened, urine-soaked basement but had not discovered the plight of the 22-year-old twins until Friday.
It's not uncommon for Montgomery County police to get two calls a week about someone with autism who is missing. That's one reason why the department is holding an open house event called "Autism Night Out"
It's always scary when a child goes missing, but when children with autism wander off, the people looking for them face special challenges.
The group of five photographers snapping away at the Tidal Basin Wednesday afternoon looked like every group of people admiring the cherry blossoms. But these men see the world differently. They are autistic.
The family of a 15-year-old autistic boy who was sexually abused by his teacher speaks to reporters. The teacher meanwhile faces multiple sex abuse charges and has fled the country.
Families of children with Asperger's disorder are concerned about a diagnostic change that now includes the condition within the autism spectrum. But an area doctor says the condition should benefit patients.
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