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ONLY ON 3: City says autistic boy’s chickens must go

video Dealing with autism can be tough, but some unique perspectives have allowed growth that otherwise may be impossible. Now one family says the City of Wilmington has decided that their approach to help their autistic son is illegal.

Autism brain samples damaged after freezer problem

Scientists say a freezer malfunction at a Boston-area hospital has damaged one-third of the world's largest collection of autism brain samples.

Fraternal twins with autism: Is risk in the womb?

Experts have blamed most of the risk for autism on inherited genes. Now one of the largest studies of twins and autism shifts the focus to the womb. It suggests that the mother's age and health may play a larger role than was thought.

HEALTHWATCH: Disputed autism study sparks debate about vaccines

videoMore than a decade after a British doctor linked vaccinations to autism in children, his study is being called a fraud.

Autistic kids get chance to surf

videoSome 160 families showed up at Wrightsville Beach Thursday morning so kids with autism could learn how to catch a wave.

Local mother starts autism summer school

videoA local mother of two autistic boys has turned the challenges of her situation into a blessing for many other families. She was able to single-handedly start a summer school for autistic children.

Autism cause hard to pinpoint

As many as one in every 166 children in this country is diagnosed with autism, but medical researchers still know little about its cause. As the number of autism cases continues to rise, doctors still don't know why.

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