Today, Worldview spends the hour revisiting stories from the Global Activism series. Cristi Hegranes, the founder of the Global Press Institute, explains why she started a non-profit media organization to train women to be journalists.
Autism specialists have long thought the disorder has a strong genetic component -– maybe stronger than any other neurodevelopmental condition.Now a new study — the largest so far to look at autism in younger brothers and sisters of an affected child — finds their risk of also having autism is highe
Chicago writer Robert Hughes is the parent of a child with special needs. And there are times that he spends with his son, Walker, where the simplest things, bring a smile to both their faces.
We are two tall men crossing a busy Chicago intersection, holding hands.
April is Autism Awareness Month. One of the struggles many families deal with is simply finding help, where they live dictates their access to resources and treatment. Katrina and Darrick Brown live in Kalamazoo, Michigan, with their two sons Gibson and Brennen.
Many folks tune in to the Golden Globes for clues about which stars will scoop up Oscars. But there are other winners too – like Claire Danes, for her portrayal of Temple Grandin in an HBO biopic. Grandin is a research scientist with a gift for working with animals.
When a parent receives a diagnosis that his or her child has a condition with no known cure or treatment, it may be hard to know where to turn -- even if the parent is a professional with the expertise to take matters into his own hands.Dr.