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iPads a Miracle for Autistic Kids - Or Not

Fighting autism with an iPad? Credit: Jeff Chiu, AP
You know what kids with autism need? iPads!
KTAL, the NBC affiliate in Fort Worth, Texas, reports a local school is getting two dozen iPads to help autistic children. "The iPad ...
Jury still out on how much iPads can help kids with autism.

Children With Autism Learn Life Skills at School's Coffee Shop

Kids with autism learn life and business skills by running their own coffee shop. Credit: Getty Images Across the country, parents of children with autism regularly battle local school districts to secure the best possible education fo...At a New Jersey middle school, children with autism or multiple learning disabilities step out of the classroom and into the business world on Friday mornings when they run their own coffee shop.

Should Autistic Children Go to Separate Schools?

Does an autism diagnosis warrant a different school? Credit: Getty Images Should children with autism have schools of their own? New Jersey Governor Chris Christie thinks so. But not everyone agrees. The New Yo...New Jersey Governor Chris Christie thinks so. But not everyone agrees.

Vegetables, Schmegetables, Autistic Kids are Picky Eaters; Study Says Relax

Man does not live by bread alone, the Gospel of Matthew tells us. True. There must frequently be peanut butter and jelly involved. Oh, and chicken nuggets. Don't forget the chicken nuggets. Beyond that, man is one happy camper. OK, so the ...

Breastfeeding Pics Banned, Apple Gadgets Help Autistic Kids and More

Breast may be best as far as the World Health Organization is concerned, but not according to Facebook. The social networking site has removed portraits of breastfeeding women created by a British Columbia artist. The iPad may look like the lates...

Nurturing Helps Baby's Development, Studies Say

A mom's caring can help diminish any prenatal stresses a baby may face once out in the world. Credit: Damon Dahlen, AOL
Go on, give your baby those few extra hugs and kisses today. Not only will the added affection make you feel good, but two...

Hot Wheels Have Heart

How often do you get to hear about a major corporation really doing the right thing without being forced into it? Well, here's one such instance. Young Jonathan Reyes has autism. He also had more than five hundred Hot Wheels cars. Unfortunately, all ...

Denis Leary apologizes for autism comments

(Click the photo for our Top 8 Offensive Celebrity Gaffes) When Denis Leary speaks, chances are whatever he has to say is going to be a little rough around the edges. But when quotes from his new book suggested that autism doesn't exist, that autis...

Denis Leary makes asinine comments about autistic children

When this newsbite from our colleagues at CeleBitchy made its way into the ParentDish inbox, I swear it seemed familiar. I thought for sure we'd recently written about Denis Leary making ridiculous comments that children with autism were actually j...

Psychic's claim leads to child abuse allegations

Just when you think you've heard it all, along comes this story out of Barrie, Ontario in Canada. 38-year-old Colleen Leduc is a single mom working hard to support herself and her 11-year-old autistic daughter, Victoria. Victoria attends Terry Fox El...

Does John Travolta abuse his autistic son?

Maybe he just couldn't handle the utter awesomeness of not only getting to meet Olivia Newton-John, but of getting to play her love interest (including getting to kiss her!) in Grease, and that's why John Travolta turned to dianetics. Me, I could han...

Parrot teaches boy to talk

Four-year-old Dylan Hargreaves is autistic and had previously uttered nary a single word. "Dylan would try to speak, but the sound came out as a noise," said his mother Michelle. Then the family got a new member -- a parrot named Barney. "A few month...

Could scientific parents pass on autism gene?

Fascinating, simply fascinating. Um, but not from a scientific standpoint or anything. Why am I afraid to show that my brain may be highly analytical? A professor at the University of Cambridge has a theory that when scientific couples unite, they pa...

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