Kelly Melius,an autism specialist with Easter Seals Goodwill, takes great pleasure seeing the kids she works with show progress.
Kelly Melius doesn’t get angry very easily. Growing up, however, one thing never failed to get under her skin: Seeing schoolmates pick on kids with disabilities.
Suppose 880 Montana adults and 90 Montana children showed up in the Capitol rotunda and demanded the job training and therapy they have been denied because our state rations those life-changing services.
After a few words from officials involved in the project, the Yellowstone Boys and Girls Ranch dedicated a new playground at its London Lodge for autistic boys in the most fitting way possible: by letting kids play on it.
A two-day conference held in Billings this week aims to send its 650 attendees from across Montana home with innovative ways to help people with autism and other social-learning challenges.
A leader in social communication interventions for individuals with autism will be the keynote speaker at a free two-day conference beginning Tuesday at the Holiday Inn.
Danielle Sample and her children Tyler, 3, and Malachi, 1, at their home in Casper. After Tyler had gastrointestinal issues and displayed what Sample believes were signs of autism, she decided to stop vaccinating her children.
Rebekka Lynn is a straight-A student, starting her freshman year at Cody High School and is passionate about art and writing. The teenager from Cody, Wyo., volunteers at the library, where she’s good at organizing books, and at the local Humane Society.
Three-year-old Ara Evans, foreground, relaxes in her home with her mother, Lindsay, and sister Molly.
Born 3-1/2 weeks early following a complicated pregnancy that saw her heart rate drop dangerously low, Ara Evans recently turned 3.
A Billings mother says a 4-year-old state-run program aimed at helping autistic children has been an “unbelievable blessing” to her family and her son who was once considered nonverbal.
Kannin Wald looks over his school lunch menu with his father, Matt.
Kannin Wald writes on a calendar in his bedroom after getting home from Alkali Creek Elementary School on Monday. Kannin enjoys calendars and remembering people's birthdays.
Kannin Wald uses an iPad at his home to look at a calendar after school on Monday.
Kannin Wald works on an alphabet exercise with Stephany Kessler, his rehab aide, at his home in Billings on Monday.
Kannin Wald sits on the floor of his home after getting home from Alkali Creek Elementary School on Monday.
POWELL ─ One of Time Magazine’s “100 Most Influential People in the World” will be in Powell Monday to talk about the two things she’s most renowned for: autism and animal welfare.
HELENA — For much of her first 11 years, Alexis Wineman was bullied and teased, staying quiet to hide her speech problems, descending into self-loathing, looking at herself as a punching bag, scratching her arms and even banging her head against walls.
A two-day autism conference will offer help to families navigating major transitions.
Adam Biel didn’t own a bicycle until just a few years ago, but today he has covered more than half of his 14,000-mile Pan-American Highway cycling journey to raise awareness about autism.