Girls & Autism: It Can Be Subtle, Or Absent for Some at RiskThink autism and an image of an awkward boy typically emerges. The developmental disorder is at least four times more common in boys, but scientists taking a closer look are finding some gender-based surprises: Many girls with autism have social skills that can mask the condition.
Florida Senate Passes Disabled Children Bill; Moves To HouseThe Florida Senate on Wednesday passed legislation expanding aid for students with intellectual disabilities and named the program for Senate President Andy Gardiner, who has made what he calls "people with unique abilities" the signature issue of his tenure as president.
Mom: School Threatened To Suspend Son Over 'Smelly' Essential OilsA Central Florida mother’s battle is with a Lake County School that threatened to suspend her autistic son for the essential oils she used on him is officially over.
Study Shows Treatment In Infants Reduces Symptoms Of AutismThere is new hope in the fight against autism and it starts before a child is even diagnosed.
Researchers Find Pesticides May Increase Chances Of Having Autistic ChildA recent autism study found that pregnant women who lived near farms where pesticides were used had a two-thirds higher risk of having children with autism.
Father: Homeowners Association Is Violating The Rights Of His Disabled SonMichael Groves says the Home Owners Association of his Lakewood Ranch home should make an exception for the gravel path he built on his front yard for his autistic son.
Town Says Autistic Boy Cannot Keep Pet ChickensA central Florida town has voted against allowing a 3-year-old autistic boy to keep the chickens in the family's backyard.
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Before Legal Battle, Autistic Boy's Chickens Decapitated By CriminalsAn autistic Florida boy who kept pet chickens as a means of therapy is facing heartbreak after local criminals broke onto their property and decapitated the animals.
Teacher Reportedly Used Hot Sauce To Discipline Special Needs StudentsThe use of hot sauce as a disciplinary aid may have landed a local special needs teacher in hot water.