Mom accused of feeding child bleach to cure autism

An Indianapolis mom is accused of forcing her child to down bleach to cure her autism, police said. The father reported to authorities that his 28-year-old wife was placing drops of hydrochloric acid and water-purifying solution, which contains chlorine, into their autistic daughter’s drinks, WTTK reported. He said the woman

Desperate father who strangled teenage daughter sectioned

A desperate father who killed his teenage daughter after he was unable to cope with her severe anxiety problems has been sectioned under the Mental Health Act. Richard Kray, 64, snapped and strangled 19-year-old Olivia and then tried to do the same to her mother Damyantee "Sheila"

Transit bandit’s lawyer only cares about movie deal: prosecutors

The lawyer for New York’s notorious transit bandit talked her client out of sweetheart plea deals so she could make more money off a movie deal about his decades-long habit of commandeering buses and trains, a prosecutor accused Wednesday. “We have records that she will get a benefit in

Woman left autistic boy during Bingo to freeze in truck: cops

BAKER, La. — Police say a Louisiana woman left an autistic child in a truck with the engine off in cold weather while playing bingo. The Advocate reports a Baker police report says an anonymous caller reported someone sitting in a truck outside the Baker Bingo Hall for nearly

Classroom robot helps children with autism

Robots are taking over classrooms across the US. In October, South Carolina teachers at select schools began using the Robots4Autism curriculum and a small robot named Milo to teach students with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). “[Milo] is 100 times 1 million percent cool,” third-grade student Malachi McCarty told Fox News. About

Teen drowned nephew in bathtub, dumped him in trash: cops

The uncle of a 6-year-old autistic boy drowned the child in a bathtub Monday, then dumped his body in a dumpster at the Seattle-area apartment complex, authorities said. Andrew Clayton Henckel, 19, visiting from Kerrville, Texas, was babysitting Dayvid Pakko on Monday, according to court documents. The boy was reported missing

Mom accused of murdering 4-year-old by setting him on fire

A Wisconsin woman is accused of murdering her autistic 4-year-old son — binding the boy with belts and setting him on fire — after Googling ways to “kill” cannibals. Little Antonio DiStasio reportedly begged his mother, Amelia DiStasio, to stop just before she allegedly set him ablaze inside their apartment bathtub. “Please

How Siri helped me connect with my autistic son

I know I’m a bad mother, but how bad? I wonder for the hundredth time as I watch Gus deep in conversation with Siri. Obsessed with weather formations, Gus has spent the last hour parsing the difference between isolated and scattered thunderstorms – an hour when, thank God, I don’t have

School therapist accused of slapping autistic boy wants job back

An occupational therapist who was fired from her city schools job for allegedly grabbing a 9-year-old autistic student in his wheelchair, slapping him across the face and calling him a “little piece of s–t” is suing for her job back. Lori Perucci, 36, was accused of hitting the fourth-grade student at

Christine McGuinness praised for autism interview

Christine joined Eamonn Holmes and Ruth Langsford on the This Morning sofa to discuss life with their 4-year-old twins Penelope and Leo, who have autism. 43-year-old Take Me Out host Paddy McGuinness and his wife just weeks ago revealed online that their twins have been diagnosed with autism, with Christine posting

Couple sentenced to prison for starving blind autistic son

LONGMONT, Colo. — A Colorado couple has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for allowing their blind and autistic son to become so severely malnourished that he nearly died and doctors likened him to a concentration camp survivor. District Judge Ingrid Bakke sentenced David and Vanessa Hall of Longmont on