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Apr 22, 2013 at 8:31 AM PDT
From GPS devices and computer programs that help relatives track a wandering Alzheimer's patient to iPad apps that help an autistic child communicate, a growing number of tools for the smartphone, the tablet and the laptop are catering to beleaguered caregivers.
Apr 4, 2013 at 10:00 AM PDT

April is National Autism Awareness month and last month the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released a new finding that autism spectrum disorders, or ASDs, affect 1 in 50 American children.

Autism is a neurological disorder...
Apr 3, 2013 at 3:53 PM PDT
Production crews were not with a young star of the reality show "BUCKWILD" when he died over Easter weekend and hadn't filmed him since earlier in the week, MTV officials said Wednesday.
Mar 28, 2013 at 7:20 AM PDT
Search warrants released Thursday detailed the arsenal of weapons police found inside the home of Adam Lanza, the gunman who killed 26 people in Newtown, Conn in December.
Mar 27, 2013 at 10:23 PM PDT
KATU News brought two 12-year-old rivals back to the basketball court Wednesday after a play during a middle school game showed winning isn't everything.
Mar 27, 2013 at 10:23 PM PDT

HILLSBORO, Ore. – KATU News brought two 12-year-old rivals back to the basketball court Wednesday after a play during a middle school game showed winning isn't everything.

Mikey Garcia has autism, developmental delays and hearing loss,...
Mar 27, 2013 at 7:10 AM PDT
Mikey Garcia is a huge basketball fan, but he can’t cheer for the team he loves most. But he finally got his chance to play in his middle school team's final game of the season, and it was a day no one in the crowd will ever forget.
Mar 23, 2013 at 5:41 PM PDT
One in 50 school-aged kids has an autism spectrum disorder, according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control.
Mar 21, 2013 at 10:00 AM PDT

Nutrition has never been so hot. And, rightfully so. According to Elizabeth Somer, registered dietitian and author of Eat Your Way to Sexy, recent discoveries are redefining the entire field of nutrition and some of those old diet “facts” have...
Mar 20, 2013 at 7:56 AM PDT
Health officials say the new number doesn't mean autism is occurring more often. But it does suggest that doctors are diagnosing autism more frequently, especially in children with milder problems.
Mar 6, 2013 at 4:32 PM PDT

PORTLAND, Ore. - A local mom is hoping to get a different kind of swing installed in the park across the street from their home so her daughter, who has Rett Syndrome, can have fun like everyone else.

Jade Razzano can't really use a...
Mar 6, 2013 at 4:25 PM PDT
A local mom is hoping to get a different kind of swing installed in the park across the street from their home so her daughter, who has Rett Syndrome, can have fun like everyone else.
Dec 17, 2012 at 11:56 AM PDT
A mediator who worked with Adam Lanza's parents during their divorce in 2009 says his mother said she didn't like to leave him alone and that his parents went out of their way to accommodate him.
Dec 16, 2012 at 8:16 AM PDT
The gunman in the Connecticut shooting rampage shot his mother four times in the head before going to the school and gunning down 26, authorities said Sunday as details emerged suggesting that Adam Lanza had planned an even more gruesome massacre.
Dec 15, 2012 at 8:18 AM PDT
Investigators worked to understand what led a 20-year-old to slaughter 26 children and adults at a Connecticut elementary school, while townspeople struggled with how to get through a holiday season that has suddenly become a time of mourning.