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Local teen with autism wishes for birthday cards, turning 18

A New Hanover County teen who has autism is asking for birthday cards to help celebrate his 18th birthday.
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In ‘lawless’ world of service dogs, many families suffer

All the counseling, therapy and medication did little to ease 9-year-old Sobie Cummings' crippling anxiety and feelings of isolation. And so a psychiatrist suggested that a service dog might help the autistic child connect with other kids.
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Autism Takes Flight at ILM

Autism Takes Flight allows families to soar to heights that they've never reached before.
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NC students share excitement as classmate with autism elected Homecoming King

Students at a North Carolina high school banded together to make sure one of their classmates had a special homecoming.

School bus driver accused of assaulting 7-year-old with autism

Police in North Carolina say a school bus driver assaulted a 7-year-old boy with autism.
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New Leland drop-in childcare includes special staff, room for kids with sensory challenges

If you are a parent and need to run some errands or just want a Saturday night out to dinner, a new drop-in childcare facility in Leland might be able to help. But it also has a unique offering for some families.
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Santa crawls on the floor to help a blind boy with autism feel the...

A Texas mom says her 6-year-old son met "the real Santa" last week at a Fort Worth sporting goods store.

Wilmington artist with autism shows off work at gallery

For the past few years we've been giving updates on a Wilmington artist with autism. Now, he's getting his own exhibit.
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Girl with autism mistakes bride for Cinderella

A 5-year-old girl with autism saw a bride taking wedding photos in New York's Akron Falls Park last week and mistook her for Cinderella.

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