Autistic boy with an IQ of 168 forced to go to a Special Needs school

Christian Farrington is seven years old, and has an IQ of 168. But according to Cambridgeshire Council in Great Britain he requires a special education because of his Autism. Christian could read a book aloud when he was 18 months old, and has the intellect and ability of a child of 15, but has high […]

Arizona mother charged with murder of autistic son and daughter

Marilyn Edge, 42 is charged of fatally poisoning her 13 year old autistic son Jaelen, and his 9 year old sister Faith. Their bodies were discovered early on Saturday morning and causes of death were not revealed by the coroner until this morning. Their deaths came after Edge lost custody of her children amid a […]

7 things I wish I had known when my daughter was diagnosed

Birthdays and anniversaries always make me nostalgic, particularly now that I am a little older. My oldest child recently turned 16 and I spent some time thinking about how far we have all come in her lifetime. I thought about when she was first diagnosed with autism. My mother had died only a couple of […]

Largest-ever study of parental age and autism finds increased risk with teen moms

New York, N.Y. (June 9, 2015) – The largest-ever multinational study of parental age and autism risk, funded by Autism Speaks, found increased autism rates among the children of teen moms and among children whose parents have relatively large gaps between their ages. The study also confirmed that older parents are at higher risk of […]