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Clickondetroit.com: Macomb County bus driver forgets 6-year-old with autism in bus

Clickondetroit.com: Macomb County bus driver forgets 6-year-old with autism in bus

MACOMB COUNTY, Mich. – A 6-year-old boy with autism went missing for nearly two hours on Thursday.

When he wasn’t dropped off from school on time, his parents called 911, only to find out their son ended up at the bus garage. Utica Community Schools immediately opened an investigation into the incident. 

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Clickondetroit.com: Macomb County teacher charged with kicking, slapping, demeaning students with autism

Clickondetroit.com: Macomb County teacher charged with kicking, slapping, demeaning students with autism

SHELBY TOWNSHIP, Mich. – Parents of Shelby Township students with autism heard excruciating details Wednesday in court about a teacher who allegedly abused their children.

Teacher Brittany Stevens is accused of kicking, slapping and demeaning the children. She’s facing 10 counts of child abuse as the case heads to trial.

“I

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Clickondetroit.com: Missing 6-year-old boy with autism found dead in neighbor's pool, Chesterfield Township police say

Clickondetroit.com: Missing 6-year-old boy with autism found dead in neighbor's pool, Chesterfield Township police say

CHESTERFIELD TOWNSHIP, Mich. – A 6-year-old boy with autism who was missing Thursday has been found dead in a neighbor’s pool, Chesterfield Township police said.

The boy, named Ethan, was last seen wearing blue basketball shorts, no shirt and no shoes or socks in the area of 24 Mile and

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Clickondetroit.com: Researchers work to gather DNA samples to learn more about genetics of autism

Clickondetroit.com: Researchers work to gather DNA samples to learn more about genetics of autism

DETROIT – Researchers across the United States are involved in solving one of the greatest challenges in autism research: collecting DNA samples from more than 50,000 people affected by the disorder.

While advances have occurred in autism research, there’s so much still unknown. It appears that hundreds of genes play

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Clickondetroit.com: Cedar Point provides safe atmosphere for guests with autism during Autism Awareness Week

Clickondetroit.com: Cedar Point provides safe atmosphere for guests with autism during Autism Awareness Week

SANDUSKY, Ohio – In partnership with the Autism Society of America, Autism Awareness Week at Cedar Point is this week, and there are new features at the roller coaster park that are safe and friendly toward guests with autism.

A new sensory room was added in the park earlier this

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Clickondetroit.com: Autism, arthritis approved, depression, anxiety denied for medical marijuana treatment in Michigan

Clickondetroit.com: Autism, arthritis approved, depression, anxiety denied for medical marijuana treatment in Michigan

LANSING, Mich. – Several medical conditions have been added to the list of ailments that qualify for medical marijuana treatment in Michigan.

The 11 new conditions approved are:

•    Arthritis•    Autism•    Chronic Pain•    Colitis•    Inflammatory Bowel Disease•    Obsessive Compulsive Disorder•    Parkinson’s•    Rheumatoid Arthritis•    Spinal Cord Injury•    Tourette’s Syndrome•    Ulcerative Colitis

Several

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Clickondetroit.com: Young girl with autism found wandering alone in Eastpointe

Clickondetroit.com: Young girl with autism found wandering alone in Eastpointe

EASTPOINTE, Mich. – The Eastpointe Police Department has located the family of a young girl with autism who was found wandering Thursday near 9 Mile Road and Gratiot Avenue. 

Police provided the attached photo of the girl.

“She is autistic and cannot provide much information about where she lives,” reads a

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Clickondetroit.com: Police locate family of young girl with autism found wandering alone in Eastpointe

Clickondetroit.com: Police locate family of young girl with autism found wandering alone in Eastpointe

EASTPOINTE, Mich. – The Eastpointe Police Department has located the family of a young girl with autism who was found wandering Thursday near 9 Mile Road and Gratiot Avenue. 

Police provided the attached photo of the girl.

“She is autistic and cannot provide much information about where she lives,” reads a

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Clickondetroit.com: From autism to Alzheimer's, a new way to help families find missing loved ones — today at 5

Clickondetroit.com: From autism to Alzheimer's, a new way to help families find missing loved ones — today at 5

Local 4 Defenders Week continues!

This report is about going high-tech to help families protect their loved ones. And it’s all thanks to a local dad.

Dad: “Not only parents of autism, parents of Down syndrome, dementia patients, Alzheimer’s patients, anybody.”

Defender Karen Drew reveals how effective this new method can be.

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Clickondetroit.com: NBA makes space for fans with autism spectrum disorder

Clickondetroit.com: NBA makes space for fans with autism spectrum disorder

(CNN) – When crowds of noisy fans pack sports and entertainment arenas, many people go expecting — even hoping — to experience some sort of sensory overload.

But for families with children on the autism spectrum, it’s difficult to enter an often rowdy, overpowering environment without worrying about the kids.

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