Developmental disorders

FILE - In this Sept. 21, 2017, file photo, Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor speaks the Newseum in Washington. Sotomayor is working on a book about kids with “life challenges,” such as attention deficit disorder, autism, blindness and diabetes. She talked about the book on June 8, 2018, during an appearance in Washington. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)
June 08, 2018 - 7:07 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor spoke Friday about a book she's working on about kids with "life challenges," such as attention deficit disorder, autism, blindness and diabetes. Sotomayor, who was diagnosed with diabetes as a child, she said she wanted to write a book about...
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FILE - In this Monday, Oct. 24, 2016 file photo, Megan Krail helps a 4-year-old boy with Autism Spectrum Disorder practice trick-or-treating at The University of Texas at Dallas' Callier Center for Communication Disorders preschool class in Dallas. According to a report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released on Thursday, April 26, 2018, the estimate of how common autism is again going up slightly, after seeming to level off for a couple of years. (AP Photo/LM Otero)
April 26, 2018 - 1:04 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The government estimates that autism is becoming more common, but it's only a small increase and some experts think it can be largely explained by better diagnosing of minority children. About 1 in 59 U.S. children were identified as having autism in 2014, according to a Thursday...
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These undated arrest photos made available by the Shreveport Police Department show Corey Williams under arrest. Defense attorneys are urging the nation's highest court to throw out a case in which they claim Louisiana prosecutors withheld evidence that an intellectually disabled 16-year-old boy falsely confessed to killing a pizza deliveryman in 1998. (Shreveport Police Dept. via AP)
April 07, 2018 - 10:00 am
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A legal team has petitioned the U.S. Supreme Court to hear its claim that Louisiana prosecutors withheld evidence for a murder trial that ended in a guilty verdict against an intellectually disabled teenager accused of killing a pizza deliveryman. Corey Williams was 16 years...
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French President Emmanuel Macron listens to hospital staff during a visit at the Rouen hospital, Normandy, Thursday, April 5, 2018. Macron is unveiling a long-awaited autism plan for a country that is shockingly behind the curve on providing basic education and care for people on the autism spectrum. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena, Pool)
April 05, 2018 - 5:16 am
ROUEN, France (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron is unveiling a long-awaited autism plan for a country that is shockingly behind the curve on providing basic education and care for people on the autism spectrum. Yet families and associations say the plan is unlikely to take the giant steps...
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April 05, 2018 - 4:35 am
ROUEN, France (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron is unveiling a long-awaited autism plan for a country that is shockingly behind the curve on providing basic education and care for people on the autism spectrum. Yet families and associations say the plan is unlikely to take the giant steps...
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FILE - This Wednesday, Feb. 21,1996 file photo shows John Lotter, center, being escorted from the Richardson County Courthouse in Falls City, Neb., after being sentenced to death for the December 1993 murders of Teena Brandon, Phillip DeVine and Lisa Lambert, a crime that inspired the movie "Boys Don't Cry." In March 2018, Lotter's lawyers filed a motion stating that recent IQ testing showed that he is intellectually disabled and therefore can't be put to death under a 2002 U.S. Supreme Court ruling forbidding the execution of the intellectually disabled. (AP Photo/St. Joseph News-Press, Eric Keith, file)
April 03, 2018 - 6:00 pm
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Attorneys for a Nebraska death row inmate whose case inspired the 1999 movie "Boys Don't Cry" say he should be ruled ineligible for execution because he has the intellect of a young child. John Lotter was sentenced to death for his role in the 1993 killings of Brandon Teena, a...
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March 22, 2018 - 8:10 am
ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — A public wake will be held for an autistic New York teen who walked away from his school and apparently drowned. WHEC says calling hours for Trevyan Rowe will be Thursday night at Bethel Christian Fellowship in Rochester. The 14-year-old went missing on March 8. His body was...
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FILE - In this Monday, Jan. 29, 2018 file photo, Romanian Prime Minister Viorica Dancila reads the oath during the swearing in ceremony of her cabinet, in Bucharest, Romania. A government council cleared Romania's prime minister Monday Feb. 26, 2018 of wrongdoing for using the word "autistic" to describe political rivals. (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda, File)
February 26, 2018 - 1:37 pm
BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — A government council cleared Romania's prime minister Monday of wrongdoing for using the word "autistic" to describe political rivals. The National Council to Fight Discrimination, a government agency, agreed in an 8-1 vote that Prime Minister Viorica Dancila expressed...
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In this Oct. 29, 2011, image made from a video provided by A Elvis Chapel, David Allen Turpin, left, and his wife, Louise Anna Turpin, right, celebrate a renewal of their wedding vows with Elvis impersonator Kent Ripley in Las Vegas. The couple was arrested Sunday, Jan. 14, 2018, after authorities found their malnourished children in their home in suburban Perris, Calif., 60 miles (96 kilometers) southeast of Los Angeles. The couples' children were so emaciated the older ones still looked like children. (A Elvis Chapel via AP)
January 18, 2018 - 8:38 pm
RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on the torture and abuse case against the parents of 13 children and young adults in California (all times local): 2 p.m. The parents of 13 children and young adults have pleaded not guilty in a California court to numerous charges that they tortured and abused...
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In this Oct. 29, 2011, image made from a video provided by A Elvis Chapel, David Allen Turpin, left, and his wife, Louise Anna Turpin, right, celebrate a renewal of their wedding vows with Elvis impersonator Kent Ripley in Las Vegas. The couple was arrested Sunday, Jan. 14, 2018, after authorities found their malnourished children in their home in suburban Perris, Calif., 60 miles (96 kilometers) southeast of Los Angeles. The couples' children were so emaciated the older ones still looked like children. (A Elvis Chapel via AP)
January 18, 2018 - 3:35 pm
RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) — The parents of 13 siblings who were allegedly held in captivity in their family's Southern California home were charged Thursday with committing years of torture and abuse that left their children malnourished, undersized and with cognitive impairments. "Severe, emotional,...
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