Child with Autism Accidentally Shoots Brother

A bizarre and tragic story has emerged out of Houston this week, where a 7-year-old child with autism accidentally shot and killed his 5-year-old brother after they were left alone in a motel room. The boys’ father, Vincent Del Sol, was said to be paying the room’s bill when the older child shot his younger [...]

Another Child with Autism Involved in Wandering-Related Death

In what has seemingly become an epidemic within the autism community, another child with autism has tragically drowned as a result of a wandering-related episode. Seven-year-old John Burton, Jr., from southeast Indiana, had just moved into a new neighborhood and disappeared while playing with the family dog. Burton’s mother noted that her son was unfamiliar [...]

YouTube User Demonstrates What it Feels Like to Have Autism

Many parents of children with autism often wonder what their child is thinking and feeling and frequently pose the question, "I wonder what’s going on inside of that head?"  Well, thanks to a YouTube user that goes by the handle of WeirdGirlCyndi, viewers have been given the opportunity to briefly glance inside the mind of [...]

Mother Found Not Guilty of Murdering Son with Autism

In an upsetting story out of the United Kingdom, a 49-year-old mother has been found not-guilty of murdering her 11-year-old son with autism, despite admitting to strangling him in a hotel room back in May of last year. Yvonne Freaney, a resident of Wales, strangled her son Glen with a coat belt because she "was [...]

James Durbin Voting Complaints Yet to be Addressed

In many seasons since its inception, American Idol has been dogged with accusations of voting irregularities, mainly from disgruntled fans of popular contestants who were upset that their favorites did not advance to the next round. It’s no surprise, then, when James Durbin was eliminated last week, a large number of fans took to Facebook [...]

James Durbin in American Idol Voting Controversy?

In what could be reminiscent of the 2000 presidential election, there has been some Internet chatter about a potential American Idol voting controversy involving James Durbin and Lauren Alaina and the possibility that some votes intended for Durbin were accidentally funneled to her instead. Typically, when the Idol field is narrowed to a handful of [...]

James Durbin Eliminated in American Idol Shocker

In yet another shocking American Idol elimination episode, James Durbin was prematurely voted off tonight, despite being one of the most consistent performers of the season. This is the second time this year that voting results have produced outrage from Idol fans. A few weeks ago, Pia Toscano, another strong contestant and frontrunner, was also [...]

Vaccine Injury Report Set to Reignite Autism-Vaccine Debate

In what is sure to open up a new front in the autism-vaccine wars, the Elizabeth Birt Center for Autism Law and Advocacy (EBCALA) has announced a major press conference on the steps of the U.S. Court of Federal Claims tomorrow, apparently to unveil results of an investigation linking vaccine injuries to autism. EBCALA claims [...]

Another Potential Star with Autism Emerges

In what seems to be an emerging trend in reality TV competitions, another potential star with autism has been born from the fifth installment of Britain’s Got Talent. Eleven-year-old James Hobley appeared last night from Manchester, England and blew judges away with a dance routine that would have made Mikhail Baryshnikov proud.  Hobley, who admitted [...]

James Durbin Overcome with Emotion on American Idol

In what could be one of the most emotional performances in recent memory on American Idol, James Durbin performed "Without You, a powerful ballad by Harry Nilsson from the 1970′s. It was the second performance of the night for Durbin, who also sang "Closer to the Edge," a song that he used to open the [...]

 
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