The programs send eligible students home on Fridays with backpacks filled with food to help them get through the weekend.
Grim economy makes it difficult for some families to pay fees for students who want to participate in sports.
“I just feel so good about myself. I feel so vital,” says Joanne Hager, who is now working as a journeyman laborer.
According to child psychologist Bill Clafton, the kids on the bus were engaging in herd mentality at its worst.
People with autism range from those with no recognizable symptoms to those who are nonverbal and insular, with many variables in between.
Jesse Saperstein, author of “Atypical: Life With Asperger’s in 20 1/3 Chapters,” talks about his life in a Q&A.