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Florida Man Charged with Beating Autistic Kid at Party After Video Winds Up on Facebook

Florida Man Charged with Beating Autistic Kid at Party After Video Winds Up on Facebook

By Josh Wolford August 15, 2014

An 18-year-old Okeechobee Florida resident has been arrested and charged with child abuse “without bodily harm” after police identified him in a disturbing video posted on his Facebook page. Andrew Wheeler can be seen repeatedly punching, kneeing, and dragging an …

Jenny McCarthy Speaks Out on Vaccination Views

Even though The View panelist Jenny McCarthy has long argued that vaccinations are linked to autism, which has earned her the “anti-vaxxer” label, the former Playboy model claimed that she is pro-vaccinations in a piece published in The Chicago Sun-Times …

Autism Spectrum Disorder Awareness

April marks “National Autism Awareness Month.” It is a time for educating the public about autism and issues surrounding it. According to the Center for Disease Control’s (CDC) Autism and Developmental Disabilities Monitoring Network, autism has been identified in one …

Autism Linked to Abnormal Neurons Formed in the Womb Autism Linked to Abnormal Neurons Formed in the Womb

Though it has been confirmed that autism is not caused by vaccines, health researchers are still unclear on exactly what does cause the condition. Research is continuing on the topic and this week a new study has shown that the …

Jenny McCarthy Gets Slammed Via Twitter Jenny McCarthy Gets Slammed Via Twitter

Jenny McCarthy has definitely rubbed a substantial number of Twitter users the wrong way over the past few days. A number of users have even taken the time to express their disdain. It all started on Thursday, Mar. 13 when McCarthy tweeted …

Kristen Cavallari Will Not Vaccinate Sons Kristen Cavallari Will Not Vaccinate Sons

Most people believe that vaccinations are a good thing and ensure that their children are vaccinated within a timely manner. Vaccinations were designed to introduce the human body to a weakened or dead strain of a virus so the body …

Jenny McCarthy's Anti-Vaccine Beliefs Slammed Jenny McCarthy's Anti-Vaccine Beliefs Slammed

Jenny McCarthy was slammed hard on Twitter because of her strong crusade against childhood vaccines. The cohost of The View has an 11-year-old son named Evan who she believes developed autism as a result of having his childhood vaccines. This …

John Travolta Reveals Grief Over Son's Death John Travolta Reveals Grief Over Son's Death

In a recent interview with Barry Norman of BBC, John Travolta revealed the devastating grief he felt over the death of his son, Jett, who died in 2009. The 60-year-old actor said that it was the worst thing that has …

Jenny McCarthy Slams Rumors About Son Jenny McCarthy Slams Rumors About Son

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Jenny McCarthy is slamming rumors regarding her 11-year-old son Evan who was diagnosed with Autism in 2005. In a recent article on Radar Online, which has since been removed, McCarthy was quoted as saying that Evan had been misdiagnosed with …

Jenny McCarthy Sets Record Straight About Son
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Jenny McCarthy spoke out recently against rumors that she said her son Evan doesn’t suffer from autism after all, saying she is taking “every legal measure” she can against those who started the lies. The actress and model says the …

New Autism Checklist More Accurate, Says NIH
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When it comes to autism, diagnostic speed is key. Treatments for the condition rely on early intervention therapies and the sooner in the life of a child with autism they begin, the better. This week a new study published in …

Eye Contact Could Predict Autism in Infants

A new study published this week in the journal Nature shows that children as young as six months old may show signs of autism. Researchers observed that for infants between the age of two and six months a decline in …

Avonte Oquendo, Yet to Be Found
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It was October 4, 2013 when Avonte Oquendo, a fourteen-year old autistic boy from Queens, New York, went missing. He was last seen leaving his school in Long Island City, New York, which was caught on a surveillance camera. A …

Daryl Hannah Opens Up About Autism Struggle

Daryl Hannah recently revealed to People her childhood autism diagnosis and the hardship she experienced as a result of the disorder. Although it’s hard to imagine such a huge star having issues with shyness, she says that was the main …

Autism Project in GA is Working for Early Diagnosis

Hearing that your child has a disorder is nothing any parent wants to hear, but often many developmental disorders are discovered when the child is fairly young. This isn’t always the case with autism, though, as the median age children …

Autistic Boy Receives Hate Letter
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How can someone harbor so much hate for someone, simply because they are different? That is the question that one mother has after her child, diagnosed with Autism, was sent a hate letter. 13-year-old, Maxwell Begley is just a normal …

Autism Not Linked to Mercury Exposure, Shows Study

Vaccines have already been eliminated as a cause of autism, but prenatal mercury exposure has still been suspected as a cause of the condition. Expecting mothers have been warned away from eating fish during pregnancy over fears of developmental problems. …