CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 14, 1987
Recently, news items have been printed about the mentally retarded clients at the Machado Family Home in Cypress. I am a concerned parent of an autistic son who has been and is getting excellent care at the Machados' for the past seven years. The funding agency is the Orange County Developmental Disabilities Center. Much has been reported about the center's unilateral stand. Little has been reported about the legal rights of the parents/private conservators under the Lanterman Developmental Disabilities Act. Simply put, the law states that a client (mentally retarded person)
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 17, 2007 |
Settling a complaint by parents who said they were forced to lavish $100,000 worth of gifts on school personnel to ensure that their severely autistic son received proper care, the Irvine Unified school board voted unanimously Tuesday to spend an unspecified amount of money on the child's educational needs. The Board of Trustees also voted to consider creating a policy restricting gifts to teachers and other employees.
May 28, 1989 |
Backstreet Strays (O'Malley). Shooting in New Jersey and Los Angeles. Jason O'Malley and Brooke Shields lead the way in a story of a burly collector of gambling debts who undergoes a change in career to better look after his autistic son. Producers Lance H. Robbins and O'Malley. Director Rupert Hitzig. Screenwriter O'Malley. Opportunity Knocks (Imagine). Shooting in Chicago. Comedy fare with Dana ("Church Lady' ' ) Carvey as a down-on-his-luck, two-bit con man who alters his persona in an attempt to hang with the Ivy League elite.
February 10, 2006 |
The Berlin Film Festival opened Thursday with a story of love and loss starring Sigourney Weaver as an autistic woman whose daughter dies in a car crash and Alan Rickman as the man who helps her cope. With snow falling on the German capital, the bittersweet British-Canadian co-production "Snow Cake" kicked off the 56th annual "Berlinale," regarded as one of the top three European festivals alongside Cannes and Venice.
May 11, 2010
SERIES Ashes to Ashes: The time-traveling crime drama returns with new episodes (7 and 10 p.m. BBC America). The Biggest Loser: Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo is on hand to inspire the remaining contestants in this new episode of the weight-loss competition (8 p.m. NBC). American Idol: Oscar winner Jamie Foxx is tonight's guest mentor on the singing competition (8 p.m. Fox). Lost: The mysterious motives of the malevolent entity possessing John Locke (Terry O'Quinn)
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 27, 1994
Orange County is fortunate to have a number of facilities and programs helping the disabled, from Fairview State Hospital to groups dealing with specific afflictions such as cerebral palsy or Down's syndrome. But while it generally is not too difficult to find doctors specializing in treating patients with disabilities, finding a dentist is another matter. In fact, the California Dental Assn.
January 13, 2013 |
Jim Palmer choked up when talking about his autistic son. Fellow Hall of Fame pitcher Ferguson Jenkins paid tribute to the Philadelphia Phillies scout who signed him. Tom Lasorda showed he could still make a room full of people laugh. But Vin Scully was the undisputed star on Saturday night at the Professional Baseball Scouts Foundation's annual fundraising dinner. The 1,000-plus people who packed the banquet hall at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza stood and applauded when Bud Selig introduced Scully, who received a leadership award named after the baseball commissioner.
October 28, 2002 |
The recent report that autism rates are skyrocketing in California was bittersweet for many parents and children's advocates. Although the study confirmed what they've long suspected, it did little to answer other questions or ease the fight for services. Researchers have yet to identify what's behind the 273% increase in autism cases between 1987 and 1998, detailed in the UC Davis report.