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Study: Early Autism intervention may change outcome

Very early treatment of children exhibiting signs of Autism Spectrum Disorder may lead to those children showing fewer symptoms later in life, according to a new study from the University of California - Davis MIND Institute.

Tuesday - 09/09/2014, 08:36am EDT

Tags: infant start

Montgomery County promotes autism resources in wake of twins' basement lock-up

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.

Wednesday - 07/23/2014, 05:07am EDT

Tags: project lifesaver, Montgomery County Police, kate ryan


Police: Montgomery County couple locked autistic twins in basement

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.

Tuesday - 07/22/2014, 09:04pm EDT

Tags: Rockville, Md., child abuse

Mongomery County Police host 'Autism Night Out'

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"

Friday - 05/30/2014, 04:26pm EDT

Tags: Autism Night Out, Montgomery County Police Department, kate ryan

How to help when an autistic child is missing

It's always scary when a child goes missing, but when children with autism wander off, the people looking for them face special challenges.

Thursday - 05/22/2014, 07:49am EDT

Tags: kate ryan, missing children

Autistic photographers share their cherry blossom visions

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.

Thursday - 04/10/2014, 05:29am EDT

Tags: alicia lozano, photography, photographer, cherry blossoms

Police: Md. teacher flees country to avoid sex abuse charges

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.

Tuesday - 12/03/2013, 09:30pm EST

Tags: Frost School, police, Crime, sexual abuse, Rockville, Md., kate ryan


Autistic teen's body pulled from Portsmouth creek

Friday - 08/23/2013, 07:00am EDT

Tags: WAVY-TV, drowning

Change for Asperger's designation to benefit patients

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.

Sunday - 12/09/2012, 12:26pm EST

Tags: medical diagnosis, kate ryan, Kennedy Krieger Institute


Va man creates app for autistic son

Joe Hill watched his son press a finger against the screen of an iPhone, pull back an animated slingshot, and fire a bird through the virtual air.

Monday - 01/09/2012, 05:53pm EST

Tags: Aeir Talk, Joe Hill, The Virginian-Pilot