A Prom For Autistic TeensA high schooler with an autistic sister organized a prom for her sister and other autistic teens and it was a huge success.
Study: Pets Could Help Lower Social Anxiety In Children With AutismResearchers from Purdue University found that when children with autism were exposed to companion animals, their stress levels dropped.
South Philly Child Battles Autism, Brings Community Together With Dragon DrawingsAn autistic boy from South Philadelphia is uniting his neighborhood through his love of drawing dragons, while also helping raise awareness about Autism.
Autistic Children And Their Families Participate In Scavenger Hunt At The ZooAutism Speaks and Hersha Hospitality Management, or HHM a hospitality investment firm, hosted area families of autistic children at the zoo.
For Philadelphia Family With Autistic Son, Neighborhood School Becomes a ModelDuring Autism Awareness Month, an East Mt. Airy couple is shining a light on how partnering with your public school can help create better services for children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorders.
Caregiver Charged With Neglecting Autistic Woman Found Dead Last Year in SW PhiladelphiaPolice say the woman was taken to Macy's, in center city, by the caregiver who went shopping. She was found dead the next day in sub-freezing weather.
Study Shows No Link Between Autism And VaccinesScientists found the MMR vaccine was not associated with an increased risk – even if the child’s siblings have autism.
Philadelphia Police: Missing Autistic Teen Found SafePhiladelphia police say a missing autistic teen has been located.
Philadelphia Buildings Go Blue For World Autism Awareness DayAccording to Autism Speaks, the day of awareness was established back in 2007 and aims to shed light on the disorder, which affects millions worldwide.
Philadelphia Police Officer Donates Dozens Of iPads To Help Non-Verbal Students Communicate In ClassOn 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.
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.
Phila. City Council Hears of Struggle in Autism Community To Obtain Appropriate ServicesAmong those testifying was attorney Jackie Gallagher, whose third child, Jack, was diagnosed with autism at age 18 months.