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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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Mother’s Dream To Create Life Home For Young Women With Autism Becomes Reality

It started out as a mother’s dream. Thanks to tireless fundraising, Stephanie’s House is now a reality.

10/31/2013

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Autism Seminar Focuses On Building Strong Foundation For Children

The seminar focused on a specific form of treatment called the Early Start Denver Model. It’s designed to help parents, educators and therapists work with children on the Autism spectrum who are nine months to four-years-old.

09/16/2013

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Play Without Boundaries At Please Touch Museum

‘Play Without Boundaries’ is a program for children with special needs playing out at museums across the country, including Philadelphia’s Please Touch Museum.

06/25/2013

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Pa. Launches New Autism Resource Center

The state Department of Public Welfare is establishing a website, toll-free number and specialists to help families and parents of the autistic get information and guidance.

06/03/2013

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Tech Company Looking To Fill Open Jobs With Adults With Autism

SAP, the software giant with a North American headquarters in Newtown Square, is looking for people with autism to fill hundreds of tech jobs.

05/22/2013

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Adults With Autism Look for Programs To Help Them Adjust To World

Drexel runs a program, now with about 40 students, designed to overcome those challenges.

05/06/2013

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