Autism Today

Andover boy to celebrate special birthday, courtesy Facebook

Little did the parents of Logan Pearson, 11, imagine that they would get an overwhelming response to just a Facebook post seeking blessings on the occasion of their autistic son’s upcoming birthday on February 24. Logan has so far spent 11 birthdays rather unceremoniously, with no splendor of parties, cakes and candles. But his 12th…

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  • Mentor turns monster, impregnates girl with autism

    In a gut-wrenching incident in Putnam County, WV, a man is found guilty of impregnating a 13-year-old girl with autism. Justin Matthew Vance, 28, met Wendell and Geneva Rose last September while volunteering at the Special Olympics, and agreed to help them with their household projects. Vance also needed a shelter, so the Roses offered…

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  • Autism services: Education costs higher than healthcare, survey shows

    Educating a child on the autism spectrum is far more expensive than paying the therapist, according to a new survey. While previous studies primarily estimated healthcare expenses, the new survey revealed that the average annual education budget per child is about $14,000, which is 4.5 times the medical budget. Schooling accounts for more than 60%…

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