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The Hartford CourantA bill that would provide protection to young children against toxic chemicals — both before and after birth — was unfortunately bottled up in the General Assembly's Appropriations Committee last week but should be revived by amendment...
"Awesome!" squeals Justin Slattery, after the sensei flips him over his shoulder with a solid thud onto the mat. But the 6-year-old's karate lesson isn't about cool stunts. For several weeks, he has been diligently working on his coordination and focus,...
Tags: Autism, Sports, Hartford Hospital, Karate
Data entry is repetitive and hard to do well — that is, quickly and accurately. Shane Foley is great at it. The 21-year-old Ellicott City man works on two computer screens, eyeing images of handwritten sheets on one and clicking the information...
When Annette Hickey's son was diagnosed with autism, her family paid $160,000 over the next four years to help him learn how to speak and be prepared for elementary school. Now that he's 8 years old and doesn't even know he has autism, his mother wants...
Sitting at the kitchen counter, playing a game on his mother's cellphone, Nick Brooks looked like any other 13-year-old, except for an occasional hand clap and the burbles that his brothers affectionately call "Nicky noises." Soon, he got bored with the...
Tags: Autism, Foods and Beverages, Soups, Breads, Apple iPad
Orlando SentinelIt’s FCAT week, as many of you know, and my son is in third grade. This is his first major standardized test, but he has been calm these few days and prepared each morning. He's even getting up early and getting ready without any prodding from...
The Hartford CourantOne of the most memorable moments on our journey to beat autism has to be trying to ship my son's urine overseas to a laboratory in France. I wanted to find out what deficiencies, from a biomedical standpoint, were in my then 4-year old son's body. I...
firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.comA federal lawsuit has been filed against the Harford County Public Schools and two school officials on behalf of a disabled student, who the suit claims was subjected to years of continuous bullying and threats from other students beginning when he was...
Tags: Harford County, Politics, Students, Litigation, Laws
Ten-year-old Francisco Steib rarely sits through an entire dinner at home. There's still food on everyone's plate when he starts to get fidgety and has to get up. Francisco, a Lakeview resident who was diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity...
Julian St. John's portrait "Crucifix Dreamz" looks lonely and haunted, not unlike the circumstances that created it. The image, mostly in blue pen, features a bearded man with ringed, blood-shot eyes staring almost vacantly at the viewer. Over his white...
I didn't play football growing up. Never got to date a cheerleader. But, as a consolation prize, I have had an ambulatory adulthood. I know guys who did play and aren't as lucky, and I don't want my kids to be like these guys. Matt, for example,...
When Dena Skinner was young, her mother could not stop her from drawing on the walls and floors of their home. "The bigger [the drawings], the better," Laurie Skinner said. "You'd have to lock up the crayons." Dena was later diagnosed with autism, a...
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