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.
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)
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.
August 24, 2008 |
When a 13-year-old Minnesota boy was banned from church after parishioners complained about his behavior, the incident exposed a painful truth so politically incorrect that some people feel guilty just saying it aloud: Some autistic children can be annoying and disruptive in public. The case of Adam Race and others like him has laid bare conflicted feelings -- among both parents of these children and other people -- over autistic youngsters in public places. And it has stirred debate over how much consideration one side owes the other.
November 25, 2007 |
On Nov. 9, 2004, historian Iris Chang was found dead on a rural California road just south of Los Gatos. The official cause of death was a self-inflicted gunshot. Chang, 36, who had suffered from bipolar disorder, left behind a husband and an autistic son. She'd gained international attention for her 1997 book detailing the 1937 massacre in China by the invading Japanese army.
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.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 21, 1987 |
Charging that developmentally disabled patients had been "sexually exploited and abused," the state Department of Social Service on Friday ordered the closing of five of six Machado Family Homes in Los Angeles and Orange counties. Cathleen Norris, a department spokeswoman in Sacramento, said a state investigation had revealed that administrators at the homes had failed to provide adequate care and supervision. The agency ordered closure of a home in Los Angeles County at 13418 Rose St.