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chicago man's success shows college dreams within reach for more people with aut


it was never a question whether paris king would go to college. the 23-year-old, who is on the autism spectrum, loved learning — especially history — and he and his parents saw no reason why he shouldn’t continue to do so after high school. but during the four years king spent earning his bachelor’s...






man who returned to chicago to work with children is fatally shot near u. of c.


xavier joy was a success story.  a graduate of one of chicago's top high schools, whitney young, he went on to play football at  morehouse college in atlanta.joy returned to chicago before finishing college to pursue what his family said was his passion: helping disadvantaged children succeed in...






autism complexities: chronic gi distress, sleep disturbances and adhd


autism speaks today issued the first in a series of annual, in-depth reports on special topics in autism. autism and health: advances in understanding and treating the health conditions that frequently accompany autism gathers into one comprehensive report the most authoritative research and the latest guidelines on treatment and support of children and adults with […]






autism linked to many other health issues


“we now know, beyond doubt, that for many people, autism​ is a whole-body disorder"






anti-vaccine voices contending link to autism growing louder on twitter, five-ye


an online chorus voicing anti-vaccine views with regard to autism has gained momentum via twitter, a five-year university of colorado boulder study shows, with most of the negative comments coming from california and several northeastern states -- particularly in areas of high affluence and concentrations of new moms.






which chicago-shot tv shows are coming back next season?


this week the broadcast networks are announcing their lineups for next season — both returning shows and new pickups. here’s a quick look at shows that will filming in chicago, plus a few new ones with chicago talent on board. (note: several cable and streaming shows not listed here will also be...






the band to be saluted at march 25 wild honey orchestra autism benefit


l.a.’s ad hoc wild honey orchestra will expand its musical vocabulary for its next autism think tank benefit show, moving beyond the catalogs of the beach boys and the beatles that have been the focus of recent shows to salute yet another classic-rock outfit whose name starts with “b”: the band....






amid trump immigration furor, emanuel hosts chicago dreamers for dinner


mayor rahm emanuel and first lady amy rule hosted six dreamer students for dinner at their home tuesday night to stress chicago's status as a sanctuary city among growing tensions over president donald trump's new immigration policies. "the dreams of these kids to go to college and what they want...






amid trump immigration furor, emanuel hosts chicago dreamers for dinner


mayor rahm emanuel and first lady amy rule hosted six dreamer students for dinner at their home tuesday night to stress chicago's status as a sanctuary city among growing tensions over president donald trump's new immigration policies."the dreams of these kids to go to college and what they want...






'philip k. dick's electric dreams' to begin filming in chicago this week


the amazon anthology series "philip k. dick's electric dreams" is slated to begin filming in the chicago area wednesday. the sci-fi drama, which features 10 stand-alone episodes inspired by dick's short stories, has been shooting in london. production moves to chicago this week and brookfield's...






'sesame street' to introduce julia, a muppet with autism, in april


she’s the wide-eyed little muppet with a big smile who has made it to “sesame street.” her name is julia and she has autism. julia was first introduced in 2015, playing alongside elmo and abby cadabby, as part of an online-only digital storybook story called “sesame street and autism: see the amazing...






vaccines do not cause autism; they save lives


the scientific debate over whether vaccines can cause autism spectrum disorder is over. vaccines save lives, and there is no evidence they cause autism.






data shows vast disparity among illinois high schools


chicago (ap) — data shows thousands of students in illinois’ public high schools are struggling as the state pushes students to achieve higher scores. the chicago tribune reports that the sat college entrance exam was offered to high school students for free last spring. illinois report card data shows average scores ranged from low 740s […]






giants in a foreign land: how two 7-footers from senegal are chasing hoop dreams


assane diouf, a 7-foot-1 giant from senegal, and samba kane, a 6-foot-11 native of dakar, are on an american odyssey with dreams of earning a college education through basketball.






young award-winning photographer in conifer raises awareness for autism


award-winning photographer 11-year-old morgan wolfers is on the autism spectrum and has used his photography to help raise autism awareness.






mapping of genomes leads to breakthrough study on autism


a new study on autism released tuesday reveals 18 new candidate genes. previously, researchers had identified 42 genes that they knew played a role in the cellular processes that caused autism, according to spectrum. the study, published in nature neuroscience, was the largest study of whole genomes...






12-year-old girl with autism found


a 12-year-old girl with autism who left her logan square home friday has been located, police said.  michaela padilla left her home in the 3700 block of west george street about 2 p.m. friday without her parents’ permission or knowledge, according to a news release from chicago police. police...






how to tell people about your dreams without boring them to death


if you're one of those people who insists on telling others about your dreams, at least follow this advice offered by cognitive scientist jim davies of scientific american: we tend to think of dreams as being really weird, but in truth about 80 percent of dreams depict ordinary situations.we’re just more likely to remember and talk about the strange ones. information we don't understand can often rouse our curiosity, particularly in the presence of strong emotion. just like someone having a psychotic experience, the emotional pull of dreams make even the strangest incongruities seem meaningful, and worthy of discussion and interpretation. these reasons are why most of your dreams are going to seem pretty boring to most people. but if you’re going to talk about some of your dreams, pick the






the use of stress balls for the treatment of autism


while autism is untreatable, some things can help reduce some of the main symptoms of the condition – the sensory symptoms. one of these things is the use of stress balls. individuals with autism, children and adults alike, can have serious sensory issues. for example, they can be irritated by excess or lack of certain […]






12-year-old girl with autism missing from logan square


a 12-year-old girl with autism has not been seen since leaving her logan square home friday, police said. michaela padilla left her home in the 3700 block of west george street about 2 p.m. friday without her parents’ permission or knowledge, according to a news release from chicago police. she...






‘my success in hell is assured’: manifesto shows oregon mass shooter’s racist sa


investigators in douglas county, oregon have released the “rambling” six-page manifesto left by chris harper-mercer, a 26-year-old who killed nine people at umpqua community college in 2015. according to the oregonian, the letter depicts a racist and violent ideology that, as recently as...






this poet is riding through denver delivering dreams to doorsteps. nightmares co


mathias svalina's dream delivery service has delivered custom dreams to people across the country.






sophia bush, jesse lee soffer top bill for 'chicago heroes' event


the filming of “chicago fire” and dick wolf's other chicago-set shows has become a tourist draw for the city and an arizona-based production company is betting fans will pay more than $100 for the “once-in-a-lifetime opportunity” to rub elbows with some of the stars of these shows. oce productions...






what's filming in chicago this spring


chicago has seen an increasing number to television shows filming here over the past few years — dick wolf is keeping it busy as ever with a quartet of shows for "nbc" including the newest edition, "chicago justice" — but things are picking up on the film side as well. here’s a quick rundown of...






autism signs may be detectable at 12 months, study says


signs of potential autism spectrum disorder can be detected in high-risk infants as young as 12 months with 80 percent accuracy, according to an international study published wednesday. the study used mri scans to provide the earliest physical evidence of autism-associated brain abnormalities this...






chicago's middling among college hoops cities — but depaul doesn't count?


chicago ranks 109th among college basketball cities in wallethub's report released monday. but neither northwestern nor depaul count as chicago schools, using the personal finance website's strict parameters. granted, northwestern university is based in evanston, just across the border from chicago's...






how the rise of the internet has increased businesses success


since the creation of the internet emerged it has grown into a resource that billions of people use every day.  the global network makes it possible for people to access virtually anything they want anywhere in the world.  this kind of privilege of visibility makes it possible to reach potential opportunities that you would have […]






autism, antidepressant link may not exist


research showing a link between autism and antidepressant use in expectant mothers may be misleading, according to a study published monday. antidepressant use in mothers of autism spectrum disorder (asd) children could be a consequence of existing psychiatric disorders, stated the study in jama...






autism signs may be detectable at 12 months, study says


signs of potential autism spectrum disorder can be detected in high-risk infants as young as 12 months with 80 percent accuracy, according to an international study published wednesday. the study used mri brains scans to provide the earliest physical evidence of autism-associated brain abnormalities...






rare video taken from balloon shows aerial chicago in 1914


chicago (ap) — a chicago newspaper has rediscovered a rarely seen 8-minute video taken from a dirigible airship in 1914 that shows the city from the air. the chicago tribune reports the film was taken from roy knabenshue’s dirigible airship “white city.” the video shows high-rise buildings downtown, rail yards, swimmers at a lake michigan […]






studies find no evidence for autism link to antidepressant use


one day after a study questioned the putative link between autism and maternal use of antidepressants, two more studies provide more definitive evidence suggesting there is no causal link. the studies examined data on mothers and children with autism spectrum disorder in sweden and ontario, canada....






ask amy: woman wants happiness tips for tough times


i'm a 28-year-old woman. until recently, i was building the life of my dreams. i was a musician, traveling around america in a volkswagen bus with my boyfriend and bandmates, climbing up the ladder of success. i was putting every fiber of who i was into this dream, and inspiring other people. then, my mother became terminally ill due to complications from alcoholism.






nowhere to go: young people with severe autism languish weeks or longer in hospi


teenagers and young adults with severe autism are spending weeks or even months in emergency rooms and acute-care hospitals because of a lack of community treatment programs able to deal with their outbursts, according to interviews with parents, advocates and physicians from maine to california as well as federal and state data.






young people with severe autism languish weeks or longer in hospitals


teenagers and young adults with severe autism are spending weeks or even months in emergency rooms and acute-care hospitals because of a lack of community treatment programs able to deal with their outbursts, according to interviews with parents, advocates and physicians from maine to california as well as federal and state data.






study: full-time enrollment boosts success at community college


enrolling full-time for even one semester or quarter increases the likelihood of earning an associate degree or certificate, a survey of more than 17,000 transcripts shows.