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Column: Autism and solitary

November 17, 2014 in Uncategorized

WASHINGTON — Reginald Latson’s path to solitary confinement began four years ago as he waited for the public library to open in Stafford County, Va.
Latson, known as Neli, has an IQ of 69 and is autistic. Teachers and therapists describe him as …continue reading on

The vaccination debate

August 17, 2014 in Uncategorized

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — Jimmy and Stephanie France have not had their 2-year-old son vaccinated against childhood diseases — and they don’t plan to.

“I don’t feel that it’s necessary,” Jimmy said.
The immunity his son received through b…continue reading on

SD House requires insurers provide autism benefits

February 24, 2014 in Uncategorized

PIERRE — Insurance providers should cover autism spectrum disorder in South Dakota, the state House of Representatives decided Monday.House members voted 57-12 to send HB 1257 to the Senate for consideration.”For seven dollars a year? That’s nothing…continue reading on

Autism often brings risk of wandering in children

August 10, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

EAST GRAND FORKS, Minn. The 11-year-old here who drowned last week was known to wander away from home and hide, a boy drawn to water and interested in tents, basements, recreational vehicles and cave-like spaces. Continue Reading

Autopsy: East Grand Forks boy died from drowning

August 9, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

GRAND FORKS A preliminary autopsy report shows that Anthony Kuznia died of accidental drowning, Polk County Deputy Michael Norland said Friday afternoon. Continue Reading

ND Autism Center to break ground on new home

May 22, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

WEST FARGO Sandy Smith formed the North Dakota Autism Center from her kitchen table in 2006, not long after her young son, Tyler, was diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder. Continue Reading

Sam’s story: Rock RApids boy featured in autism documentary

April 5, 2013 in Worthington Daily Globe

ROCK RAPIDS, Iowa At age 11, Sam Wessels has already hobnobbed with a lot of important political figures all the presidential candidates in the last two elections but he’s quick to quash any speculation about a future in politics.
“I don’t think I’m going to be a politician when I grow up,” he offered without even being asked the question. “I’m into politics, but it’s too tough for me.”
Sam’s campaign trail stumping has all been on behalf of people with autism people like himself. His message will reach a broader audience with the release of a documentary, “The United States of Autism,” next week. Sam and his parents are one of 20 families featured in the film. Continue Reading

Crazy Horse Memorial to turn blue for autism

April 2, 2013 in The Daily Republic

CUSTER (AP) The Crazy Horse Memorial is turning blue on Tuesday to shine the light on autism.
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Devoted Grafton mother pushes back the veil of autism

December 26, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

When her son, Ethan, was diagnosed with autism at age 2 in fall 2005, Jalene Suda devoted herself completely to his recovery. She quit a good job to stay home and marshal every available resource to free her son from this complex, isolating brain disorder. Continue Reading

Researchers use ‘toy’ robot to gain insight into autistic children

August 13, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Researchers are using “toy” robots in an attempt to diagnose autism early, before children reach the normal stage of speech development when the disease is usually recognized. Continue Reading

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