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Lethal autism 'cure' feared spreading to Britain

Police in Britain are investigating that country's first potential case of a parent giving their child bleach as a "cure" for autism.

Parents accused of housing 11-year-old autistic child in dog cage

Anaheim - Law enforcement officials in California have been arrested the parents of an 11-year-old autistic boy who officials belive was being kept in a cage.

Autistic boy's bike stolen, but replaced by stranger

Maple Ridge - A stranger donated a brand new bicycle to an autistic boy, 12, who had his own bike stolen outside a local library in British Columbia. Ryan Nicholson heard about Nathan's story, and he decided that he would help out.

Letter to autistic boy's family says 'move or euthanize him'

The family of a teenager with autism in Canada has received a letter saying the family should euthanize him or move out of the area.

Surfing Internet for long periods can cause withdrawal symptoms

Scientists at Swansea and Milan Universities say that a recent study shows that people who use the Internet for long sessions can suffer withdrawal symptoms similar to those experienced by drug abusers.

Photo Essay: At a botanic garden — Reflexive visions in solitude Special

Ibadan - There is something in every city dweller that yearns for return to unspoiled nature. The world of concrete jungles in cities fosters a sense of alienation.The serenity of a park speaks to a vaguely defined yearning in us for the reflexive vision.

Man saves 7-year-old autistic girl falling from 3rd-floor window

New York - A New York city bus driver is credited with saving the life of a 7 year old autistic girl who fell from a third floor window.

Technology firm develops robot to work with autistic children

High-tech company Interbots are working with the Autism Center of Pittsburgh to supply some robot style therapy to children.

Autistic Girl, 7, wows crowd by singing U.S. national anthem

Gina Marie Incandela didn’t speak until she was 3-years-old, and by the age of 7 she's become a talented singer. She gave a brilliant rendition of the national anthem during the playoffs between the Orlando Magic and Boston Celtics.

Travoltas Victimized by Extortion Plot

As if John and Kelly Preston haven't had enough tragedy, it turns out they were victimized in the Bahamas by people in the government.

Autistic Hacks US Military Defense Systems, Won't Be Extradited

Gary McKinnon is autistic. He hacked into U.S. military systems in 2001 and 2002 and faced extradition to the U.S. and a lengthy prison term.

Hamilton, Ontario Police Have Issued Amber Alert For 13-Year-Old Autistic Boy

Hamilton police are looking for Austin Large, 13. Austin is believed to be with his father Elias Large. The two left on Friday for a fishing trip.

The Zac Browser Helps Some Autistic Kids Use The Web

John LeSieur has created a new Web Browser for autistic kids so his grandson could enjoy the Internet. The Zac Browser For Autistic Children is free and named after the child it was designed for, his grandson Zackary.

Deputies subdue 15-year-old autistic boy with Taser

Orange County sheriff's deputies on Tuesday defended their decision to use a stun gun on a 15-year-old autistic boy who ran away from his parents and later dashed into traffic.

Legal costs should be giving therapy to hundreds of autistic kids in Ontario

A northern Ontario M. P. P. continues to pursue the question of how much it has cost the Ontario government to fight a class-action lawsuit against parents of autistic children.

Sudbury M. P. P. victim of political bullying while trying to access information

"A New Democrat MPP is accusing the provincial government of trying to conceal information about the legal costs of its court battle with the parents of autistic children. "

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