Seven-year-old Riley Gallagher was cheering on racers crossing the finish line at the YWCA Women’s Triathlon Sunday at Lake Nokomis, when the fun ended in an instant. At first, Riley’s mother, Helen Gallagher, thought her son was just excited. “I heard screaming and he lives with Asperger’s, and I turned around because I thought maybe he was having a meltdown,” Helen said. “And then he’s like, ‘That dog bit me,’” Helen said.
As though doing it once wasn’t enough, a Minnesota man is preparing to run across the United States again.
The diagnosis for autism is about to undergo a big change, and it could mean the loss of certain services for some children.