AutisMate App

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


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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.



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.


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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.


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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.


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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?


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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.



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 […]


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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.


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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.


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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.



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.”



Brotherly Love: Dragonfly Forest

Sleepaway camp is a rite of passage for many kids. But what if your child has a medical condition? A Conshohocken-based non-profit has a camp designed for them.




AutisMate lets children with the disorder improve their social and communication skills through video, pictures and voice recordings.


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Study Shows Need For Employment Services For Autistic Adults, Advocate Says

According to a new study, one in three young adults with autism has no paying job or college or technical schooling. A local expert says the research shows the need for programs to address the challenges faced by young people on the autism spectrum.





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