Tag: Autism

Archived: Family Kept 22-Year-Old Autistic Woman in Cage

A 22-year-old woman with autism was found by authorities locked in a 6-by-8-foot chicken wire cage and was forced to eat dog feces and her mother’s ashes. Terry Knope, 45, Raylaine Knope, 42, Terry’s daughter, Jody Lambert, 23, and Raylaine’s son, Taylor Knope, 20, were arrested, and charged in New…

Archived: The Portrayal of Autistic Individuals on TV

The volume of exposure autism spectrum disorder, or autism, has gained in the years since Dustin Hoffman introduced it to mainstream America in his 1988 depiction of Raymond Babbitt in “Rain Man” has multiplied exponentially. But activists for this disorder, which affects more than 3.5 million Americans, are still waiting…