BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) - UAB officials say a major grant will help fund a new research center aimed at finding treatments for developmental disabilities like autism, rett syndrome and cerebral palsy.
Researchers also hope the new facility will help offer new resources and new information for families.
Dr. Matthew Remich, executive director of Mitchell's Place, an autism treatment center says one in every 150 children are diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder and 30,000 Alabamians are currently living with autism.
Remich said if children with autsim are diagnosed early they can lead productive lives.
The new facility will be built on the site of the former UAB Mental Retardation Research Center. (Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.) AP-NY-09-16-08 0857EDT
Three capital murder suspects charged for the shooting death of a man in Athens made their first appearance before a Limestone County Judge on Thursday afternoon.More >>
A Huntsville couple that lives at Arch Street Apartments are concerned after receiving a notice on their door saying they failed to clean up after taking their dog outside.More >>
A state corrections officer is facing 14 counts of production of child pornography and 14 counts of possession of child pornography.More >>
A Texas man will spend six years in prison after posing as the beneficiary of a deceased Lockheed Martin employee in Huntsville.More >>
One person was killed and several others were hurt after a spinning ride broke apart at the Ohio State Fair Wednesday evening.More >>
The indictment stated that 13-year-old Dylan planned to confront his father over "compromising photos."More >>
A North Carolina woman is dead and another injured after a car ran into a golf cart Wednesday night in North Myrtle Beach. Horry County Deputy Coroner Tony Hendrick identified the victim as Kathern Snipes, 65, of Greensboro, NC.More >>
Richland County Sheriff's Department says two teens have been arrested in a crime spree that was escalating from a delivery robbery to armed robberies to a near sexual assault. And the victims were targeted because of their race, according to Sheriff Leon Lott.More >>
A North Carolina man remained in jail Thursday following his arrest in connection with a pregnant woman falling from the balcony of a North Myrtle Beach motel.More >>
A state inmate killed a Claiborne Parish woman after taking her hostage and later died in a shootout during a standoff with law officers, authorities say.More >>