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Autism

Dr. Varleisha Gibbs (credit: Lauren Whetzel, University of the Sciences in Philadelphia)

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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Devon, Pa. Auto Repair Shop Will Be Training Ground For Autistic Adults

Inventor and businessman Dave Reichwein, who has a son with autism, helped make this Devereaux program possible with a donation.

05/09/2014

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Study: No Link Between Inducing Labor And Risk Of Autism

A new study says there is no link between autism and the use of Oxytocin during induced labor.

04/22/2014

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Chili’s Cancels Fundraiser With Group That Believes Autism Is Caused By Vaccinations

The cancellation was prompted by customer feedback and a heated debate on the chain’s social media page.

04/09/2014

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Dr. Offit: The Science is Clear, Vaccines Do Not Cause Autism

To begin with, Offit said the science is clear that vaccines do not cause autism, as many groups and some celebrities insist.

04/07/2014

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New Jersey Shows High Occurrence of Autism Disorders

“In New Jersey, the prevalence is one in 45 children with (some degree of) autism,” says Dr. Walter Zahorodny, an assistant professor of pediatrics at the New Jersey Medical School.

03/27/2014

Timshel Purdum demonstrates the Academy of Natural Sciences' website for children on the autism spectrum. (Credit: Mike DeNardo)

Academy Of Natural Sciences Launches Effort To Be More Welcoming To Autistic Children

The Academy of Natural Sciences has launched an effort to make museum visits more welcoming to children with autism.

03/04/2014

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Health: Local Girl’s Family Claims Daughter Was Discriminated Against at Hershey, Now They’re Trying To Make A Difference

A disabled little girl was barred from popular attraction, including a visit to Santa. Now her parents are trying to make sure it doesn’t happen to others. 3 On Your Side Health Reporter Stephanie Stahl has more on the push to change federal laws.

01/30/2014

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Service Animals Must Meet Legal Definition

The Department of Justice has said that animals not trained to perform any specific tasks are not considered service animals, even if they provide comfort for those in need.

01/08/2014

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More Support Needed For Adults With Autism

“There’s no national plan or effort to really strategically deal with so many adults with autism coming into the system,” says Leslie Long, director of adult services for Autism Speaks, which conducted the survey.

11/14/2013

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Walk To Raise Money For Autism Held In Philadelphia

Around 15,000 people turned out for the 11th annual Philadelphia Walk Now for Autism Speaks Saturday at Citizens Bank Park.

11/02/2013

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