Got Autism? PETA has answers for you. Well, if you like your medical advice to be lacking scientific validity, that is. You see, back in 2008, while PETA was off busying themselves with compiling violent slaughterhouse videos and purchasing Costco-sized containers of red paint for dousing people in ... More >>
For the last 17 years, researchers at Texas A&M have been getting pregnant sheep drunk and dissecting their babies' brains. No, they're not doing it for fun, but to find "preventative and ameliorative strategies" for addressing fetal alcohol syndrome. The National Institutes of Health has dropped ... More >>
Everyone takes a crazy road trip at one time or another. Sometimes the craziness comes from the people you've chosen to travel with. But if what the Montgomery County Sheriff's Office says is true, Sarah Peterson has made a far, far worse choice in a traveling companion than you ever have. The MCS ... More >>
Margaret DowningTerry Grier thinks more changes are needed for special ed in HISD.Houston ISD Superintendent Terry Grier has reason to believe his district has tagged too many African American students with mental retardation and emotional disturbance labels, and that it may be underserving ... More >>
Autism is a developmental disorder that currently affects nine out of every 1,000 American children, a number that has steadily risen since the 1980s. Symptoms usually appear by age three, and often encompass difficulties in communicating within normal developmental and social parameters. La ... More >>
Winter Wallace, local singer-songwriter and front woman of the Winter Wallace Band, has the voice of a celestial being and, evidently, the heart of one too. Wallace recently started a project called "Autism & Art," where she will be collaborating with artists across various media to raise mon ... More >>
Two local authors give us pithy, pulpy fiction
At 12 years old, Stephen Sumrall Orsak has a jump start on his art career
Connie Chung never looked so good - or so funny
Houston singer Kyle Cousins is making Hollywood take notice, not only because the 19-year-old suffers from autism, but because his songs rock.The fashionable teen already has a bevy of his songs available on iTunes and now it looks like one of his songs is up for consideration as the theme for a new ... More >>
Guess what? You can't take a pill with something called "glyconutrients" and cure Down Syndrome or cystic fibrosis.But if you're a Texan who thought you could, you can at least get your money back.Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott announced a settlement today against Mannatech, a company that offer ... More >>
Aurora Picture Show offers a psyche-shaking program
This exhibit explores the horrors behind the mercy killings of the Holocaust
Kid Koala spins 8 p.m. Saturday, July 28, in MFAH's Audrey Jones Beck Building, 5601 Main, 713-639-7300. $15 nonmembers; $10 students with ID. Eighteen and up.
The Chron is reporting that many local school districts aren’t taking enough steps to identify dyslexia. Twenty-two years ago, Texas passed legislation requiring districts to identify and tutor students with dyslexia, a learning disability that affects 5 percent to 20 percent of all children. T ... More >>
Chuck Close takes apart people's faces and puts them back together again
Students are using drugs illegally not to party down, but to get better marks on exams
When Eldo Bergman confronted his son's reading problems, he took the scientific approach. Now he is trying to convince schools to do the same.
While some Houston parents fight what they charge is "a river of Ritalin" running through the schools, one father has gone to court to try to prove that, for his son, Ritalin use is Ritalin abuse.