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Wusa9.com: This trend poses a risk for kids with autism, and too few parents can stop it

Wusa9.com: This trend poses a risk for kids with autism, and too few parents can stop it

WASHINGTON — WASHINGTON — Freddy Richter laughs, splashes and smiles as he paddles through a swimming pool at the Jewish Community Center in Rockville over the summer. It’s clear at eight-years-old, Freddy has the heart to be a great swimmer.

Skills are the next challenge.

“He’s on the autism spectrum,”

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Wusa9.com: Meet Brandon Cohen: Talent Manager to Britney Spears' Boyfriend Sam Asghari and More

Wusa9.com: Meet Brandon Cohen: Talent Manager to Britney Spears' Boyfriend Sam Asghari and More

Talent manager and C.E.O. of BAC Talent, Brandon Cohen, comes from a family of achievers. After a working in education, Cohen decided to make a career change, and began producing major celebrity events in Los Angeles and New York. The 27-year-old currently represents a diverse primarily bicoastal roster of celebrity talent who are regularly booked

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Wusa9.com: Kids with autism meet Santa at Va. mall

Wusa9.com: Kids with autism meet Santa at Va. mall

SPRINGFIELD, VA. (WUSA9) – Meeting Santa and capturing the moment forever is a holiday tradition for most families, but for kids with autism, it’s no easy feat.

“Many have sensory issues,” said Fay Painter with Autism Speaks. “The crowds and the commotion of a normal visit to Santa and waiting in

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Wusa9.com: Fairfax County bus aide accused of assaulting 12-year-old with autism

Wusa9.com: Fairfax County bus aide accused of assaulting 12-year-old with autism

FAIRFAX, VA. (WUSA9) – A Fairfax County Public Schools bus aide is facing charges after an investigation found he assaulted a child with autism twice while on the way to school. 

The mother of the 12-year-old victim was alarmed when her non-verbal son started coming home from school with bruises.

She

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