After A Tough Year, Birthday Cards Pour In For Shakopee Boy With AutismA Shakopee mom, hoping to do something special for her son's golden birthday, got way more than she bargained for. Jennifer Smart said her son Lucas has severe autism, and until this year he had never had a birthday party with other kids.
Black Lives Matter Plans Sunday Light Rail Shutdown For Vikes Home OpenerVikings fans heading to Sunday's home opener at TCF Bank Stadium may need to leave earlier than they would like. The group Black Lives Matter St. Paul is planning a protest which they say will shut down the light rail. Organizers say Metro Transit police violently arrested a 17-year-old black teenager with autism last month.
Boy With Autism's Birthday Brightened By Twins GameGetting older can be hard for any kid. It’s especially tough when you're different. It's why weeks before Nick St. Sauver's birthday, his mom asked for some help. St. Sauver has autism and has struggled with making friends.
Autism Education Options Changing In Minneapolis Public Schoolsinneapolis Public Schools is changing the way it provides instruction for children with autism. The district will shift resources so students classified as Level 1 or 2 can get the instruction they need in community schools rather than specialized programs.
Excelsior's 'Art On The Lake': Art & AutismCars, cityscapes, and streets those are the staples of <a href="http://www.thaddeusjameson.com/" target="_blank">artist Thaddeus Jameson's work</a>.
Weather Watcher Profile: Countin' On Dustin JohnsonThis time of year is when The WCCO Weather Team starts to really count on our weather watchers as severe weather becomes a threat. That's why we're really lucky to welcome Dustin Johnson as one of our newest members. He may be new to WCCO Weather Watching, but it's been a passion of his as long as he can remember.
MN Wrestler With Autism Qualifies For National TourneyA Minnesota wrestler is achieving life goals both on and off the mat. It's pretty remarkable, considering Ben Cousins has autism and weighed nearly 200 pounds in 5th grade.
Steps Of Hope 2015To learn more about Sunday's walk put on by the Autism Society of Minnesota, head over to SOHwalk.org.
'Steps Of Hope' Walk Aims To Benefit Autism Society Of MNThere will be an indoor walk at Southdale this weekend to benefit the Autism Society of Minnesota. This Steps of Hope annual walk is the largest fundraiser for AuSM (pronounced "awesome"), which has been around since 1971.
Excellent Educator: Falcon Ridge Middle School's Jen WelkNot always, but often times people who teach special needs students do it because they have a loved one living with a disability, such as a sibling or a cousin they helped as a child and developed an empathy to help others.
Twin Cities Police Officers Receive Autism TrainingPolice officers in Minnesota get training for almost any type of emergency. Now, the Autism Society of Minnesota (AuSM) is offering a unique class to law enforcement officers across the Twin Cities on what to expect when they encounter a person with autism.
Measles Outbreak: To Vaccinate Or Not VaccinateWith the potential to affect thousands, the recent outbreak of measles in the U.S. has placed a spotlight on a debate that’s raged for years.