Year-to-year, autism spectrum disorders can take vast tolls on a family.
There are some red flags to look for when it comes to autism. Knowing the indicators can keep your child's development on track.
An autism diagnosis can be overwhelming for families, but there are organizations which have programs to help provide support through this difficult disorder.
NATIONAL -- iPad technology is helping kids with autism learn to communicate.
CHAMPAIGN COUNTY -- Supporters kicked off Autism Awareness Day with a message to state lawmakers.
CHARLESTON -- The number of kids with autism is changing and this mom is seeing it right in her own community.
CHARLESTON -- The number of kids diagnosed with autism continues to increase, but researchers have learned a lot about the disorder and who is most at risk.
Update: 5:20 pm, 1/20/14, Monday CHARLESTON -- Eastern Illinois University is working to build a new autism center.
CHAMPAIGN -- Hundreds got on their feet to support people with disabilities.
VILLA GROVE -- A community rallies around a boy diagnosed with Autism bringing more attention to the cause.
CATLIN -- The struggles of autism will soon be shown on the big screen.
SPRINGFIELD -- A new report finds the number of kids with autism is on the rise.
VILLA GROVE -- This Kid to Know is on a mission to help people understand autism.
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DECATUR -- Police say a modern day "Bonnie & Clyde" plotted to kidnap and steal from a man with autism.
CLINTON -- Car lovers are revving up their engines to help a little boy and his family buy a service dog.
CHARLESTON -- One mom has dedicated her life to her autistic son, and other kids just like him in Central Illinois.
SPRINGFIELD -- Many parents with autistic children struggle to find good health insurance.
CHAMPAIGN- Firefighters in Illinois are getting better prepared to help people with disabilities.
CHAMPAIGN-- People put on their walking shoes and stood up to autism.
SPRINGFIELD -- The number of children with autism spectrum disorder is up seventy-eight percent since 2002, according to a Center for Disease Control report.
The definition of autism could be hanging and it has parents worried what it could mean for their children.