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Go.com: 'The Good Doctor' star says season 2 shows his character with autism growing in ability to connect

Go.com: 'The Good Doctor' star says season 2 shows his character with autism growing in ability to connect

Freddie Highmore, who plays a young star surgeon with autism on “The Good Doctor,” said the second season shows his character growing in his ability to connect with other people.

Highmore joined “Good Morning America” on Friday ahead of the season two premiere and revealed that he flexed a new creative

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Go.com: Boy with autism steals ambulance, drags firefighter and collides with motorcycle

Go.com: Boy with autism steals ambulance, drags firefighter and collides with motorcycle

A 13-year-old boy with autism and ADHD stole an ambulance and crashed into an unoccupied police car and a motorcyclist in Rhode Island, authorities said Friday.

The unidentified boy was taken by his mother to Coventry Fire Station Number 7 Thursday because he was agitated, according to the Coventry Police.

That’s when

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Go.com: Long lingering pesticides may increase risk for autism: Study

Go.com: Long lingering pesticides may increase risk for autism: Study

Women who have high levels of a marker for a long-discontinued pesticide in their blood seem to have an increased risk of having a child with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), according to researchers from Columbia University Medical Center.

What is autism?

Autism is a complex disorder with largely unknown causes. It is

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Go.com: Parents to sue after 10-year-old boy with autism repeatedly pinned to ground, handcuffed by officer

Go.com: Parents to sue after 10-year-old boy with autism repeatedly pinned to ground, handcuffed by officer

The parents of a 10-year-old boy with autism in Denton, Texas, say they are planning to take legal action after they received a video that showed their son being repeatedly held to the ground by his neck and handcuffed by a school resource officer.

In the events captured by the officer’s

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Go.com: Family thanks worker who invited teen with autism to help stock groceries: 'He's the superstar'

Go.com: Family thanks worker who invited teen with autism to help stock groceries: 'He's the superstar'

A supermarket worker is getting special recognition from people across the globe and from one family in particular after video was shared of him stocking items alongside a teen with autism who’d expressed interest in helping.

Jordan Taylor, 20, was stocking orange juice at Rouse’s Market in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, on

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Go.com: Researchers explore Google Glass as a tool to help autistic kids socialize

Go.com: Researchers explore Google Glass as a tool to help autistic kids socialize

Children with autism spectrum disorders often struggle with reading the social cues that make it easier to interact with other people, such as making eye contact and recognizing different facial expressions. Because of this, it can be difficult for them to identify and respond to from friends and loved ones.

Professional

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Go.com: Hundreds of bikers help boy with autism celebrate 10th birthday after less than 5 people RSVP for the party

Go.com: Hundreds of bikers help boy with autism celebrate 10th birthday after less than 5 people RSVP for the party

Thomas William Edward Karna’s mother, Maranda Karna, sent out invitations to 70 people to come to her son’s 10th birthday party. Less than five people replied, “yes” to the invite.

Stephenie Lovejoy, Maranda Karna’s best friend, decided to turn to social media to help her friend by writing on Facebook a

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Go.com: Body cam footage shows a 19-year-old with autism being shocked with a taser

Go.com: Body cam footage shows a 19-year-old with autism being shocked with a taser

Footage showing a 19-year-old with autism being tasered by police has been released by a Texas police department.

The incident occurred in the north central town of Graham on June 26, but the police body camera footage was not released until Thursday, July 12.

The video shows Michael Moore, 19, being tossed

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Go.com: More children being diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder in recent years

Go.com: More children being diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder in recent years

More children are being diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder, according to new data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Their new numbers now show that autism affects one in 59 children, an increase from previously reported one in 68 children.

Dr. Walter Zahorodny, a pediatrician and autism researcher,

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Go.com: Missing 5-year-old boy with autism presumed dead; father arrested for 'intentionally' killing him: Authorities

Go.com: Missing 5-year-old boy with autism presumed dead; father arrested for 'intentionally' killing him: Authorities

A 5-year-old boy with autism who was reported missing in Tennessee earlier this week is believed to be dead, and his father is under arrest for “intentionally” killing him, authorities said Saturday.

Joseph Ray Daniels, 29, was arrested Saturday morning and charged with one count of criminal homicide, after authorities determined

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Go.com: Parents accused of leaving son with autism alone outside bar while they watched the Super Bowl

Go.com: Parents accused of leaving son with autism alone outside bar while they watched the Super Bowl

A Florida couple is accused of leaving their child with autism inside their car while they watched the Super Bowl at a bar Sunday.

Robert Valenti, 42, and his wife, Kristal Valenti, 38, face charges of child neglect, according to a Flagler County Sheriff’s Office charging affidavit obtained by ABC News.

The

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