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)
April 27, 2010 |
"The Vaccine Wars," Tuesday's edition of the PBS documentary series " Frontline," concerns the decision of a growing number of parents not to vaccinate their children — primarily out of fear that the vaccines, of which there are more today than when your critic was a boy, can cause autism and other neurological disorders — and the public-health officials who find that trend alarming and dangerous: Falling rates of vaccination can reopen the...
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 17, 2006 |
To get proper schooling for their severely autistic son, an Irvine couple say they were forced to shower employees at his elementary school with diamond jewelry, Coach bags, Chanel perfume and other lavish gifts worth a total of $100,000, according to a legal claim filed this month.
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.
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.
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.