Twenty-Six-year-old Kevin Gibson, who has autism, lives on his own and is a file clerk at the law firm MG-IP, in Washington, D.C., August 2012.
Many parents of children with disabilities fear for the future of their adult child. It can be difficult to find services to help adults with disabilities - physical, mental or emotional - find work or live on their own. The mother of an autistic boy set up a foundation to advocate for the estimated 1.2 million American adults with autism, a developmental disorder that causes communication difficulties and often social difficulties. VOA's Faiza Elmasry reports.
The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act was signed into law by President Jimmy Carter in December, 1977
Experts say there are big differences between China's disputes in Asia and what has happened on the Crimean peninsula
The boy was unconscious for most of the flight, and appeared to be unharmed after enduring the extremely cold temperatures and lack of oxygen
One year ago, two bombs exploded at the finish of the Boston Marathon. The blasts killed three and left many others as amputees. Participants in this year's marathon are running with a different spirit. VOA's Carolyn Presutti is there and spoke with residents who were at the race, as the drama unfolded last year, to ask how the city is different since then.
During two-day visit, vice president intends to send "very clear message" of US support for Ukraine, says administration official
The men's field includes five of the top six finishers from last year, including defending champion Lelisa Desisa of Ethiopia
Carter, who following wrongful murder conviction became international symbol of racial injustice, succumbs to cancer
Pontiff also calls for end to terrorist acts in Nigeria, violence in Iraq, and success in peace talks between Israelis and Palestinians
Move called for in interim deal struck with world powers on its controversial nuclear program
April 23 marks the 450th anniversary of the birth of famed playwright William Shakespeare. A Washington-area theater company recently marked the bard’s birthday with a revival of its original wordless version of Hamlet from its well-regarded “Silent Shakespeare” Series. Synetic Theater Company's Paata and Irina Tsikurishvili kicked off their independent career in 2002 with this silent version of Hamlet - which earned several major local awards. Maia Kay, of VOA's Georgian Service, has more.
Georgian immigrant couple started Virginia-based company 12 years ago
$84 million project aims to clean up soil contaminated by Agent Orange
In weekly address, president says holy days remind us of our 'responsibilities to God and, as God's children, our responsibilities to one another'
The saying that a picture is worth a thousand words may be especially true these days with huge amount of people snapping away
There’s a saying that a picture is worth a thousand words. That may be especially true these days with the huge amount of what are called "selfies" on the Internet. VOA’s Deborah Block looks at this popular trend of taking a picture of yourself.
Dragon ship is loaded with about 2,300 kilograms of equipment, science experiments and supplies, and due to reach station on Sunday
Fourteen-year-old Reat Underwood and his grandfather, William Corporon, 69, were both killed on their way to the Jewish Community Center in Overland Park