J.J. Hart has autism and used to say little, stare into space and throw tantrums. That all changed when his family took in three hens, but they may soon be forced to give the animals up.
Susan Boyle, the Scottish singer who rose to international fame after stunning audiences on the television show “Britain’s Got Talent,” says she’s been diagnosed with Asperger’s syndrome.
Starting with a simple Facebook exchange, a new group is now pairing thousands of runners looking for inspiration with children and adults who have special needs.
Families are nervous as Kansas prepares to become the first state to put for-profit insurance companies in charge of in-home care services for residents with developmental disabilities.
A visit to meet Santa Claus can be overwhelming, but this weekend St. Nick will make some special adjustments to accommodate kids with disabilities at many malls across the country.
When the new film “American Hustle” hits the big screen later this month, the credits will include a handful of individuals with autism.
A college student who needs help with everything from showering to dressing and even getting out of bed is receiving all that and more from a group of devoted friends turned roommates.
As some of the biggest names in music turned out for the American Music Awards, there was a teen with Down syndrome in their midst, all thanks to pop singer Katy Perry.
A new calendar featuring scantily-clad models with disabilities is designed to squash preconceived notions about sexuality among those with special needs.
Kids with autism may be able to learn to speak later than previously thought and researchers say that iPads could be key.
When a mother of a boy with Down syndrome noticed that The New York Times’ “Ethicist” had a history of using the word “retard,” she took him to task. And boy did he respond.
Families are facing limited housing options as an increasing number of individuals with autism enter adulthood, a new survey suggests.