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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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Autism Conference at La Salle University Examines Pathways To Fulfilled Lives

The two-day conference heard from Dr. Temple Grandin, a noted author on autism who is herself autistic.

05/03/2013

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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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