Autism

A man who joined a mob in one of the most violent attacks on police during the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol was sentenced on Monday to nearly four years in prison.

The Eustis Police Department in Florida is under fire after bodycam footage was released showing officers tasing a Black man with severe autism.

The assignment led to a recently-dismissed lawsuit from the family of a Black student with autism, but it's a bit of a slippery slope when determining if it was a fair decision to throw out the case.

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NEW YORK (AP) — Autism has grown slightly more common in the U.S., but a gap in diagnosis of white and black kids has disappeared, according to a government report released Thursday. Closure of that gap — thanks to increased screening — is the main reason autism diagnoses are up a little, some experts said. […]

ATLANTA (AP) — An Atlanta rapper’s take on country music has inspired a mostly nonverbal autistic boy in Minnesota to sing. Lil Nas X has found huge success with the song, “Old Town Road.” It has sparked controversy , spawned a clothing line, made the rapper a household name and got his collaborator Billy Ray […]

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WASHINGTON (AP) — An autistic man walks out of a store without paying for a toy he picked up. He’s followed by a storekeeper demanding he come back inside. The situation quickly escalates, and police are called. Officers arrive, their patrol car’s lights flashing and sirens blaring, to find the man in the parking lot, […]

Chick-fil-A is normally closed on Sunday, but at a location in Alabama it opened it’s doors to fulfill a birthday wish.

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Three of five people accused of keeping an autistic relative in a cage in Louisiana accepted plea deals on state charges Monday, WDSU-TV reports. Jody Lambert, Bridget Lambert and Taylor Knope reportedly pleaded guilty to cruelty to the infirmed, and Jody Lambert also pleaded guilty to second-degree kidnapping. Sentencing is scheduled for April 1. The suspects […]

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A Texas mom is demanding answers from a high school after her 21-year-old autistic son came home wearing a Confederate flag cap. Amelia Mornes-Njoka says her son, Austen, played with the Special Olympics flag football team at Lewisville High School. But when he came home earlier this month wearing a Confederate flag hat, she had to rethink […]

April is national autism awareness month and autism in the African-American is often ignored from a lack of education about the disorder. Aundrea Caldwell is the mother of three with two autistic children who educated herself on the disorder and worked hard with her kids. Caldwell’s first child Cameron was diagnosed with autism when he was […]

NEW YORK (AP) — The government estimates that autism is becoming more common, but it’s only a small increase and some experts think it can be largely explained by better diagnosing of minority children. About 1 in 59 U.S. children were identified as having autism in 2014, according to a Thursday report from the Centers […]

Dr. Dawn Kamilah Brown, M.D. (Dr. Dawn Psych MD), America’s favorite ADHD Expert, is a double-board certified child & adolescent and adult psychiatrist. She is the owner, CEO and sole practitioner at ADHD Wellness Center and has 2 private practice locations in Texas; she also has a growing virtual presence, offering online appointments. She is […]