Man with autism wins five-figure payout and a police apology

North Yorkshire, England – Man with autism JP has been awarded a five-figure payout after a horrible incident that happened in 2011. JP was 33 and had traveled to York College to ask about enrolling in a course. Once done he spoke with a group of girls and gave them a hug. A misunderstanding followed […]

Autism, Asthma Not Eligible for Medical Marijuana in Michigan

The Michigan Medical Marijuana Review Panel rejected a petition to include autism and asthma as conditions that would be eligible for medical marijuana on Tuesday. The vote was 2 to 7 against, with one panel member absent. Some Michigan parents, like Jenny Allen, were disappointed. She’s tried several special diets, medications, and psychiatric therapies in […]

Autism and Co-occurring Conditions: OCD, PTSD, Panic Disorder

Our previous installment in this series on autism and co-morbidity covered the prevalence of anxiety disorders in people with autism. There are several diagnoses within the anxiety umbrella, and many are common in individuals with autism. Some of the more prevalent diagnoses include obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and panic disorder. Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder […]