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An OFallon, Missouri couple has been charged with endangering the welfare of their child, after police discovered they had been keeping their six-year-old autistic son in a cage in their basement, it was announced on March 15, 2013. (UPI/O'Fallon Police Department)

Parents Who Allegedly Caged Autistic Child Are Charged Years Later

Police say the autistic child was in a 3-foot-by-6-foot crib covered with a plywood top and held together with bungee cords and zip ties.

03/15/2013

Sandy Hook shooter Adam Lanza.

Experts: Don’t Blame Asperger’s For Newtown

There’s no evidence that suggests that people who have Asperger’s are more likely than anybody else to commit homicide, expert said.

12/19/2012

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TTYM: Stephen A. Smith Said What?? And People Like Mike Vick

Stephen, Please! ESPN’s Stephen A. Smith came under fire Thursday for using a racial slur on Thursday’s edition of First Take.  The comment happened during a discussion of whether or not Kobe Bryant will play in […]

10/26/2012

Cardinal Glennon Launches New Autism Study

Infants between six and twelve months who have an older sibling with some type of autism disorder are needed.

10/16/2012

Autism Awareness Effort By 11-Year-Olds May Expand

Three 11-year-olds in a suburban St. Louis school district are reaching out to their peers with autism.

08/08/2012

Missouri Governor Jay Nixon

Nixon Promoting Autism Funding in Missouri Budget

Nixon has chosen Springfield for a signing ceremony for another part of Missouri’s $24 billion budget.

06/21/2012

Missouri Man Chronicles Life With Asperger’s

Aaron Likens says living with a form of autism “is like running hurdles and not jumping.”

05/27/2012

Autism May Be Linked To Obesity During Pregnancy

On average, women face a 1 in 88 chance of having a child with autism.

04/09/2012

Health-Care

Insurance Companies Pay $4.3M for Autism Treatments in Missouri

In 2011 nearly 4,000 Missouri residents received autism treatments that were covered by their health insurance plans.

02/02/2012

Healthcare

Recurrence Risk Of Autism In Siblings Higher Than Thought

The rate in previous studies suggested the risk to be somewhere between 8-15 percent.

08/18/2011

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