• The face of Belarus' 'invisible people'

    The face of Belarus' 'invisible people'

    Jun 05, 2016 06:14 PM EDT

    ... and in each place I would find some outstanding characters.Two people who really caught my attention were Lyosha and Sveta. Lyosha was a severely autistic boy who is very active and impatient, but in front of a camera he would calm down immediately. He loved the flash light and ...

  • PBS NewsHour full episode May 12, 2016

    PBS NewsHour full episode May 12, 2016

    May 12, 2016 11:54 PM EDT

    ... secure an endorsement. Also: Brazil votes to impeach President Dilma Rousseff, new details emerge in the 2014 Winter Olympics doping scheme, Puerto Rico stares down the Zika epidemic, how grit makes people successful, why the middle class is shrinking, what autistic kids can teach their parents and concerts for animals.

  • PBS NewsHour full episode April 27, 2016

    PBS NewsHour full episode April 27, 2016

    Apr 27, 2016 11:46 PM EDT

    Wednesday on the NewsHour, Donald Trump lays out his foreign policy approach after victories in five more states. Also: Former House Speaker Dennis Hastert sentenced for a hush-money scandal, how a Seattle murderer slipped through the cracks, using brain trauma therapy to help autistic patients understand emotions and concussion ...

  • News Wrap: $1 million bail set for officers who shot 6-year-old

    News Wrap: $1 million bail set for officers who shot 6-year-old

    Nov 10, 2015 01:20 AM EDT

    ... after the news summary. GWEN IFILL: A judge in Louisiana set bail at $1 million apiece today for two police officers accused of murdering an autistic boy. Six-year-old Jeremy Mardis was killed and his father was wounded when the officers fired on the family's vehicle 18 times ...

  • Report: disproportionate number of black students being arrested in one Louisiana school district

    Report: disproportionate number of black students being arrested in one Louisiana school district

    May 12, 2015 08:38 PM EDT

    ... then left in a juvenile detention center for six days. Another instance, also from March, details the arrest of a 10-year-old African American autistic girl who police handcuffed face-down on the ground, after she disrupted her classroom by climbing on top of tables and out a window ...

  • Is Jordan Spieth’s Masters win the start of a great golf rivalry?

    Is Jordan Spieth’s Masters win the start of a great golf rivalry?

    Apr 14, 2015 12:16 AM EDT

    ... so everybody could go out and watch him play. And he's the oldest of three kids. His youngest sister, Ellie, who is 14, is autistic. And Jordan has not only spent obviously a lot of time with her, as a big brother, but has volunteered at her school, which ...

  • Two years after Sandy Hook, how have gun laws changed?

    Two years after Sandy Hook, how have gun laws changed?

    Dec 14, 2014 03:54 PM EDT

    ... 20 children and 6 adults who died in a hail of gun fire at Sandy Hook elementary school two years-ago today. Dylan who was autistic, was found in the arms of his school aid, Anne Marie Murphy, who died trying to shield him. NICOLE HOCKLEY: And in some respects ...

  • Why Social Security lowballs benefit estimates

    Why Social Security lowballs benefit estimates

    May 26, 2014 03:57 PM EDT

    ... My husband of 28 years who is considerably older, started taking his Social Security benefits at 62. We have two children, a 26-year-old autistic son who is cared for in a group home, and a 15-year-old daughter who is a high school sophomore. Our son is ...

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    Why Can't America's Social Security System Be as Simple as New Zealand's?

    Jul 15, 2013 06:10 PM EDT

    ... years after the injury, we had our first daughter. When our second daughter arrived dramatically, she was diagnosed with a neurometabolic disorder, and she is autistic as well. Can I apply for Social Security for my children due to my husband's disability? Or may I apply just for our ...

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    'Made in India' Explores the Business of Surrogacy, From America to India

    Aug 03, 2011 02:53 PM EDT

    ... of the Arts, where she also worked as a screenwriting instructor. Haimowitz has directed several documentary films, including a piece about a summer camp for autistic children and a youth-produced series on over-policing in New York City schools. Vaishali Sinha co-directed the short documentary, "Red Roses," and ...