Autism

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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

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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.

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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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Siri Helps Autistic Teen

For children like Gus, an autistic 13-year-old who loves to chat, Siri is more than a diversion.

10/27/2014

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Autismate App

AutisMate, created originally for the developer’s 10-year-old autisic brother, lets children with the disorder improve their social and communication skills.

09/25/2014

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Local Doctor Offers Advice On Keeping Autistic Children Safe Near Water

Keeping autistic children safe near the water is a major issue as drowning is the leading cause of death for them.

07/12/2014

(Karen Corby, the mother of an autistic man, speaks in favor of legislation that would give the disabled equal access to organ transplants.  Photo by Tony Romeo)

Pa. Lawmaker Wants To Give Disabled Equal Access to Organ Transplants

The bill is sponsored by Rep. John Sabatina (D-Phila., third from left in photo).

06/16/2014

Jennifer Plumb, director of outreach for AJ Drexel Autism Institute, inside the van. (Credit: Michelle Durham)

Drexel Unveils New Autism Diagnosis Van

Clinical Director for the AJ Drexel Autism Institure James Connell says it’s critical to bring the care to the community.

05/30/2014

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Local Students Create Fundraising Puzzle To Raise Money For Autism

Some Temple University students are helping a Bucks County charity “piece” together a fundraiser to raise money for autism.

05/11/2014

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Legal Victory For Philadelphia Parents Of Students With Autism

A federal judge has given a preliminary okay to a settlement that ensures that autistic children won’t be shuffled from school to school without parents being given advance notice.

05/11/2014

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