A Broward County Animal Care officer was fired earlier this month because she says her anxiety and depression made it difficult to kill healthy animals. And that, her attorney charges, was something the county couldn't abide. In April, 30-year-old Hadad, was moved out of a field position with the ... More >>
John D'Eri wanted to create a business where his autistic 21-year-old son, Andrew, could work and thrive. So John, along with his other son, Thomas, founded the Rising Tide Car Wash in Parkland, which opened last week. With 35 autistic employees, the company claims to be the "largest single-store re ... More >>
Restaurants in Palm Beach, Broward and Miami-Dade counties will host "Lights Out" dinners benefitting Stand Among Friends. Diners will be blindfolded and served a prix-fixe meal. It's a chance find out what it's like to not have you eyesight, and to gauge the precision of your palate. The local nonp ... More >>
The "neurodiversity movement" doesn't get a lot of press. But in the closing hours of "Autism Awareness Month" -- or April, as it's often known -- neurodiversity got an unexpected shot of love in Nichole Brochu's Sun Sentinel column, which she outsourced for the occasion to filmmaker Todd Drezner ... More >>
via miamiherald.comIn early February, Gov. Rick Scott picked Carl Littlefield to run the Agency for Persons with Disabilities. Littlefield quit 17 days later. He stepped down on Monday Feb. 22, the day before a Senate panel was supposed to question him about sexual abuse allegations at a group ho ... More >>
John Kopras, formerly of Pembroke Pines, entered a guilty plea in Fort Lauderdale's federal court Thursday to charges that he raided the Social Security accounts of a cousin who was mentally disabled.According to the federal prosecutor's news release, Kopras set up trust accounts at Wachovia Bank th ... More >>
Spending a weekend with an accused domestic terrorist shows what kind of guy he is
The birds know it's coming. About two dozen of them were burrowing in the ground in front of my house before my four-year-old daughter knocked on the window and scattered on them. You can see it now. The winds are starting, the clouds are there, the clockwise rotation already visible in the sky, tho ... More >>
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