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Autism

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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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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.

07/03/2012

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AutisMate

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

06/18/2012

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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.

05/15/2012

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La Salle, Green Tree Host Autism Conference Friday

One difficult topic on the agenda is sex education for those on the Autism spectrum.

05/02/2012

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Local Man With Asperger’s Syndrome Writes About His Experience In New Book

The number of people being diagnosed with autism spectrum disorders is on the rise, and while there are many different types, a new book looks at one of the best-known from the inside.

04/29/2012

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Phillies, Eagles Host Separate Charity Events To Raise Cancer And Autism Awareness

Sunday was a busy day at the sports complex in South Philly. In addition to the Flyers game, both the Phillies and Eagles hosted thousands of people for two separate charity events.

04/22/2012

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PhillyHealthWatch: SPIN Possibilities In The Park 5K

PhillyHealthWatch’s Tiffany Bucciarelli interviews SPIN about the 5K Run/Walk “SPIN Possibilities in the Park 5K.”

04/10/2012

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Local Editor Says There Are Still Many Misconceptions About Autism

April is being observed as National Autism Awareness Month, and the contributing editor for a new book on the subject says there are still many misconceptions–even among parents–about the autism spectrum.

04/01/2012

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