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  • Florida Teen Arrested After Videotaped Beating of 16-Year-Old With Autism Surfaces on Facebook

    August 17, 2014 1:13 PM

    (CNN WIRE) - An Okeechobee 18-year-old is accused of beating up a 16-year-old boy with autism, and the attack was recorded and posted online, according to an incident report from the Okeechobee City Police Department. The 18-year-old and an adult have been arrested in connection with the case. ... more »
  • Project Independance 11th Annual Ride for Autism

    January 23, 2014 8:16 AM

    Project Independence is having there 11th Annual Ride for Autism. The ride starts off at Cajun Harley Davidson Thursday, March 20 at 6 p.m. with a kick off party. Then on March 21 at 8 a.m. the ride from Lafayette to Galveston, TX begins. The Overnight Motorcycle Poker Run includes... more »
  • Alleged Case of Abuse at Branch Elementary

    September 26, 2013 7:12 PM

    An Acadia Parish mother wants answers after she says her son came home from school with bruises and scratches. Eight year old Dylan Milliman is autistic and refused to get on the bus at Branch Elementary nearly two weeks ago. His family says three faculty members forced him on... more »
  • Walk for Hope

    March 26, 2011 11:53 PM

    Dozens strolled through Downtown Lafayette Saturday to raise awareness and money for a good cause. The Autism Society of Acadiana held their 5th annual "Walk for Hope and Family Fun Day" at Parc International. After the 1-mile walk, folks enjoyed live music, food and games... and each others company.... more »
  • Simon, Stills, Weir sing on autism film soundtrack

    January 10, 2011 9:41 PM

    LOS ANGELES (AP) - What do Norah Jones, Carly Simon, Scarlett Johannson, Ben Harper, Bob Weir, Steven Stills and Vincent Gallo have in common? All have lent their voices to the soundtrack for a documentary about autism, which will be released Tuesday on iTunes. "Wretches & Jabberers" follows two men... more »
  • Dr. Barred From Practicing After Autism Study

    May 24, 2010 11:44 AM

    LONDON (AP) - A gastroenterologist who persuaded millions of parents worldwide that a common vaccine could cause autism was barred from practicing medicine in his native Britain on Monday after the country's top medical group found he conducted his research unethically. Dr. Andrew Wakefield was the first researcher to publish... more »
  • Autism Society Awards Mini-Grants

    November 23, 2009 2:22 PM

    Autism Society of Acadiana Awards $20,000 in Mini-Grants to Acadiana Educators The Autism Society of Acadiana awarded $20,000 to 32 educators from 25 schools across Acadiana. Mini-Grants are awarded to educators who work directly with students with Autism Spectrum Disorder. The Autism Society thanks Sertoma for their generous donation... more »

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