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Veteran Los Angeles film producer Leslie Urdang stands among the most fortunate independent filmmakers. One of 1,026 submissions, Urdang's low-budget "Adam," an uplifting love story featuring a man with Asperger's syndrome, was announced Wednesday as part...
Dallas Morning NewsBenjamin Nugent's book "American Nerd" might have had its genesis in grade school: "I was in fourth grade when I first observed that people who liked [Dungeons & Dragons]—people like me—tended to be the same ones who liked to play with...
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Of The Morning CallQ: My sister was recently told her 4-year-old son has autism. What does this mean and what kind of future can he have? A: The short answer is: It depends. The autism label refers to a range of symptoms collectively called Autistic Spectrum Disorder. It...
Tags: Family, Social Sciences, Autism, Children
Times Staff WriterAn 88-year-old widow who complained of being trapped for years under the unwanted and expensive care of San Bernardino's largest for-profit guardianship firm has asked a court to appoint her step-grandson as her new caretaker. Helen Jones said she hopes a...
Times Staff WriterAn 88-year-old Yucaipa widow won her independence from the Inland Empire's largest for-profit conservatorship firm Thursday when a San Bernardino County probate judge granted her request and appointed her step-grandson as her caretaker. Helen Jones, a...
On a trip to the art museum, my son, my husband and I stopped in the cafeteria for lunch. "I want chicken nuggets," my 11-year-old said. There were no nuggets on the menu, and I braced myself. "Sorry, kiddo, there are no chicken nuggets here." His...
Fathers always underestimate how mature their children are. In my case, it took a death in the family to show me how much my "babies" have grown. And for my 6-year-old son, Frankie, in particular, the loss of a beloved great aunt had a significant...
Sun StaffThe claims are everywhere: on posters and T-shirts, on the Internet and in books, even sometimes headlining the national news. Thomas Jefferson's eccentricities were actually a form of autism. Albert Einstein's genius flourished despite a learning...
Times Staff WriterIn 1973, after the death of reclusive, retired Chicago hospital janitor Henry Darger at 81, his landlord, the well-known photographer Nathan Lerner (1913-97), entered the cluttered third-floor room where Darger had lived since 1947 and made a mind-...
Q: My son just got a diagnosis of Asperger's syndrome. What does this mean for his future? How can I be the best parent possible under the circumstances? A: Before The Family Project answers the question, some background may be necessary for readers...
Special to the Tribune"Pacific" is a deceptively benign title. Opening Saturday at the Steppenwolf Garage Theatre, this dark and dramatic world premiere by Andrew Case depicts affluent Robert and Susan (James Krag and Rebecca Spence), a California couple whose tragic life is...
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Q: My 7-year-old isn't very outgoing and doesn't seem to have many friends. How can I help him be more popular? A: This is one of those questions that proves a lot more complex than it seems, say The Family Project 's experts. But the first thing to...
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