Autism

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A Prom For Autistic Teens

A high schooler with an autistic sister organized a prom for her sister and other autistic teens and it was a huge success.

06/08/2015

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Study: Pets Could Help Lower Social Anxiety In Children With Autism

Researchers from Purdue University found that when children with autism were exposed to companion animals, their stress levels dropped.

05/21/2015

Santino Stagliano (center) with father, Mario, and mother, Lisa. (Credit: Dan Wing)

South Philly Child Battles Autism, Brings Community Together With Dragon Drawings

An autistic boy from South Philadelphia is uniting his neighborhood through his love of drawing dragons, while also helping raise awareness about Autism.

05/14/2015

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Autistic Children And Their Families Participate In Scavenger Hunt At The Zoo

Autism Speaks and Hersha Hospitality Management, or HHM a hospitality investment firm, hosted area families of autistic children at the zoo.

04/28/2015

(Derek, Julian, and Sheila Green, photographed outside Houston Elementary School.  Photo by Cherri Gregg)

For Philadelphia Family With Autistic Son, Neighborhood School Becomes a Model

During Autism Awareness Month, an East Mt. Airy couple is shining a light on how partnering with your public school can help create better services for children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorders.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/27/2015

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Caregiver Charged With Neglecting Autistic Woman Found Dead Last Year in SW Philadelphia

Police say the woman was taken to Macy’s, in center city, by the caregiver who went shopping. She was found dead the next day in sub-freezing weather.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/23/2015

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Study Shows No Link Between Autism And Vaccines

Scientists found the MMR vaccine was not associated with an increased risk – even if the child’s siblings have autism.

04/22/2015

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Philadelphia Police: Missing Autistic Teen Found Safe

Philadelphia police say a missing autistic teen has been located.

04/07/2015

Buildings in Philadelphia go blue for World Autism Awareness Day. (credit: CBS)

Philadelphia Buildings Go Blue For World Autism Awareness Day

According to Autism Speaks, the day of awareness was established back in 2007 and aims to shed light on the disorder, which affects millions worldwide.

04/02/2015

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Philadelphia Police Officer Donates Dozens Of iPads To Help Non-Verbal Students Communicate In Class

On Thursday, a Philadelphia police officer gave five public schools a gift they could never have afforded on their own– iPads that will help non-verbal students communicate in class.

02/19/2015

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CHOP Doc: ‘The MMR Vaccine Doesn’t Increase Your Risk Of Autism. Not At All’

The anti-vaccine movement got a shot in the arm in the late 90s, when a medical journal published a paper claiming the Measles Mumps Rubella inoculation caused autism. It was discredited, but some people remain unconvinced by the science.

02/04/2015

(Jackie Gallagher.  Image from City of Phila. TV)

Phila. City Council Hears of Struggle in Autism Community To Obtain Appropriate Services

Among those testifying was attorney Jackie Gallagher, whose third child, Jack, was diagnosed with autism at age 18 months.

KYW Newsradio 1060–02/02/2015

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Measles Outbreak: To Vaccinate Or Not Vaccinate

With 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.

01/14/2015

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Police: Missing Teen With Autism Found Safe

Police say an autistic teenager in West Philadelphia who went missing Friday has been found safe.

11/30/2014

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With The Holidays Approaching, Now Is The Time To Get Ready For Travel If You Have A Child With Special Needs

Holidays with family can be dicey under the best of circumstances, but when you’re expecting guests with special needs, some care must be taken.

11/09/2014

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