As the number of people with autism and Asperger’s Syndrome grows, more are heading off to college. The influx is creating a demand for services to help students with the neurological disorder graduate, and find work. Colorado State University is one of the latest schools to adopt a transition program. And the school is wrapping up a two-day symposium on the topic today.
No sooner did Air Force One land at Andrews Air Force Base just outside Washington, returning President Obama from his Latin American trip, than did Speaker John Boehner make public a letter to Obama demanding clarification on many aspects of the U.S. intervention in Libya.
Boehner, an Ohio Republican, said he respected the president's role as commander-in-chief. But he took Obama to task in his letter, accusing the president of spending more time consulting foreign allies than he did Congress about the mission.
When Republican Gov. Dennis Daugaard of South Dakota signed into law Tuesday one of the most restrictive abortion measures in the nation, abortion-rights groups were quick to fill reporters' inboxes with statements condemning the measure and promises to file suit.
The silence from nation's largest anti-abortion groups, which you'd normally expect to match every statement, was notable.
A bill that seeks to help protect foster youth and make it easier for them to transition out of foster care is making its way to Governor John Hickenlooper.
Approximately half of kids in foster care end up dropping out of school or going to prison. There are many factors that may contribute to that; among them, restrictions that don’t easily allow foster youth to participate certain extracurricular activities. Senate Bill 120 would remove those obstacles in an effort to improve their high school experience. The bill would also protect foster youth against identity theft.
Tourists pass through Guayaquil, Ecuador, on their way to the Galapagos. What they don't see are thousands of street children, who have fled home to escape abuse or just to earn enough money to survive. Social service organizations there say once kids have lived on their own for too long, it can be impossible to reunite them with their families.