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Concern About Vaccines Aired On Social Media

There may be a battle brewing on social media between parents who are in favor of vaccines and those who are against it for their children.

04/23/2013

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Two South Jersey Mothers Spread Awareness of Autism’s Challenges

Today is World Autism Day. But autism is always on the minds of two New Jersey moms who are now taking their message statewide, and beyond.

04/02/2013

Starbucks Beware

A special education teacher at Kennedy High School in Silver Spring, Maryland, dreamed up Cava Java, a coffee house as a teaching experience for her students. Starbucks beware!

03/27/2013

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AutisMate App

Autism is a growing area of interest for app makers, but AutisMate is trying things a bit differently.

03/05/2013

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Class-Action Ruling Gives Philadelphia Parents of Autistic Kids a Say in School Placement

Two years ago, the Public Interest Law Center of Philadelphia filed a class-action lawsuit against the School District of Philadelphia on behalf of the 1,600 children with autism in grades K through 8.

02/20/2013

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Health: Folic Acid May Reduce Risk Of Autism

Reducing the risk of autism with a popular vitamin. New research out is generating a lot of excitement. Health Reporter Stephanie Stahl explains the discovery.

02/13/2013

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Philadelphia Police Searching For Missing Teen With Autism

Philadelphia police are reaching out to the public for help finding a missing girl.

01/17/2013

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Autism: Its Impact And Reality

The impact and reality of autism is still a mystery to many people, but in our region, there are people who are trying to get a better understanding and take direct action as well.

01/13/2013

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Asperger’s Syndrome At Work

Offices value not just skill but also “corporate fit” – someone who fits in. But what does an office do with a worker who has Asperger’s syndrome?

12/03/2012

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NJ Police Searching For Missing Autistic Teen

Police in Ocean City, New Jersey are searching for a missing autistic 16-year-old girl who was last seen early Wednesday morning.

11/28/2012

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TTYM: Stephen A. Smith Said What?? And People Like Mike Vick

Stephen, Please! ESPN’s Stephen A. Smith came under fire Thursday for using a racial slur on Thursday’s edition of First Take.  The comment happened during a discussion of whether or not Kobe Bryant will play in […]

10/26/2012

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Nearly 15,000 Turn Out For Walk Now For Autism

Walk organizers couldn’t have ordered a more perfect day and that beautiful weather attracted nearly 15,000 people for Philadelphia’s Walk Now for Autism’s 10th anniversary event.

09/15/2012

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Father’s Age Linked To Baby’s Health

There was an interesting study last week which showed a link between autism and the age of the father when the baby is conceived.

08/27/2012

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Health: Heart Transplant Controversy

A Pottsville mom says her son is being denied a lifesaving organ transplant because he has autism.

08/15/2012

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How To Prepare Your Autistic Child For The 1st Day Of School

“Each day as you’re doing your countdown, I would review the bus driver’s name, the bus aide’s the teacher, the teacher’s assistant and the principal.”

08/15/2012

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