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  • April is Autism Awareness Month and a local school is making a difference in the lives of children diagnosed with the condition.
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pennsylvania news, bucks county news, autism, school, local/state, katherine scott
  • The Flyers will be recognizing "Autism Awareness Night" at Thursday night's game.
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autism, philadelphia flyers, philadelphia 76ers, lifestyle, philadelphia news, healthcheck
  • The government increased its autism estimate on Thursday to 1 in 68 U.S children.
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lifestyle, autism, healthcheck
  • Action News Online
  • A mother has been charged with killing her 13-year-old autistic son and 9-year-old daughter in California.
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california, child death, autism, national/world
  • Action News Online
  • The parents of an autistic teenager who sued after New Jersey's high school sports governing body denied him a fifth year of eligibility are appealing a federal judge's ruling.
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new jersey news, autism, local/state
  • Hate mail for autistic teen
  • A Canadian family was appalled when they received a hate letter from someone in their neighborhood about their autistic son.
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canada, autism, hate crime, national/world
  • Hate mail for autistic teen
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canada, autism, hate crime, national/world
  • Authorities say a Miami-area woman locked her autistic adult son in a dungeon-like room to spend more time with her boyfriend.
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florida, autism, national/world
  • Marisa Bell has a 9-year-old son with autism, so when she heard about a missing autistic boy in a nearby town, she dropped everything to join the hundreds of volunteers to join the search.
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autism, missing children, homicide, california, national/world
  • High School Football
  • The parents of an autistic teenager are suing New Jersey's high school sports governing body, saying his civil rights were violated when he was due a fifth year of eligibility.
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autism, teens, new jersey, local/state
  • Teachers, therapists, and parents are always looking for new ways to reach children with autism.
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autism, healthcheck
  • The family of a man with autism, who was shot by an off-duty police officer in Camden, spoke only to Action News.
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new jersey, camden, autism, shooting, police, local/state
  • Police say a man with autism and his caretaker were shot by an off-duty cop in Camden, New Jersey.
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new jersey, camden, autism, shooting, police, local/state
  • Toni Braxton's autistic son makes his acting debut in her new Lifetime movie, "Twist of Faith," and could have had a bigger role, but the singer didn't want to put too much pressure on him.
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autism, movies, new york, entertainment
  • A new study is getting a huge buzz over its findings on autism.
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autism, healthcheck
  • Officials are sifting through a study that makes a disturbing link between pregnant women with the flu and babies with a form of autism.
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autism, flu, healthcheck
  • A Pennsylvania woman whose autistic adult son was not recommended for a heart transplant said she wants to bring more attention to the decision-making process so that those with ailments or disabilities are not passed over without careful consideration.
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philadelphia, autism, local/state
  • Click play to watch Ali Gorman's report from Action News at 5:00 p.m.
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autism, surgery, weight loss, healthcheck
  • Action News
  • A 28-year-old autistic man from Colorado was found emaciated but alive on Thursday after living off mainly frogs and roots while wandering for at least three weeks in the remote Escalante Desert of southern Utah, authorities said.
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utah, autism, national/world
  • Malakhai Stewart
  • Click play to watch Katherine Scott's report from Action News at 5:00 p.m.
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new jersey, gloucester county, missing children, autism, local/state
  • Malakhai Stewart
  • Gloucester County authorities say a young boy with autism, who went missing on Wednesday evening, has been found safe.
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new jersey, gloucester county, missing children, autism, local/state
  • Malakhai Stewart
  • Click play to watch Katherine Scott's report from Action News at noon
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new jersey, gloucester county, missing children, autism, local/state
  • Akian Chaifetz
  • Click play to watch Nora Muchanic's report from Action News at 5:00 p.m.
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new jersey, camden county, school, autism, local/state
  • There's no doubt about it - computer tablets like the iPad are revolutionary devices. They are even changing life for those with learning disabilities, like Giovanni Antinoro.
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autism, healthcheck, ali gorman, r.n.
  • Click play to watch Ali Gorman's report
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  • Autism may be linked to obesity during pregnancy
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autism, obesity, healthcheck
  • Autism awareness in Atco, NJ
  • Click play to watch a show of solidarity Thursday morning in Atco, NJ to raise awareness about autism.
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autism, children, new jersey, camden county, local/state
  • Autism may be linked to obesity during pregnancy
  • Obesity during pregnancy may increase chances for having a child with autism, provocative new research suggests.
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autism, obesity, healthcheck
  • Action News
  • A 9-year-old autistic girl who went missing from a children's party was found dead Saturday evening at the bottom of a nearby pond in west-central Florida.
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autism, drowning, florida, national/world
  • On healthcheck, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports more kids than ever before are being diagnosed with autism spectrum disorders.
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autism, healthcheck, ali gorman, r.n.
  • Autism cases are on the rise again, largely due to wider screening and better diagnosis, federal health officials said Thursday.
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autism, healthcheck
  • Action News
  • An 8-year-old autistic boy who spent five days alone in the woods has been released from a Virginia hospital.
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missing children, autism, virginia, national/world
  • Authorities say an 8-year-old autistic boy who has been missing since wandering away from his family at a park on Sunday has been found alive.
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virginia, autism, missing children, national/world
  • A New Jersey man who caused the death of his ex-girlfriend's autistic son last year has been sentenced to 12 years in state prison.
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new jersey, ocean county, child death, autism, crime
  • A new study suggests that nearly 20 percent of children who have an autistic older brother or sister will develop the disorder too. That's a rate much higher than previously thought.
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autism, healthcheck
  • Half of PBS's famous MacNeil/Lehrer news team is returning to the air after a decade to tell a personal story about autism.
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autism, entertainment
  • Stacey Strauss
  • An aide who spent hours on her cellphone the day she left a severely autistic client to die in a hot van was sent to prison Monday for two to five years.
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autism, pennsylvania, local/state
  • Only Action News was on-board this special flight that allows families with children with autism to practice travelling. The goal is to open opportunities.
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autism, air travel, special reports, ali gorman, r.n.
  • Many parents who have kids with autism avoid taking long trips not knowing if or how their child will tolerate going to an airport and flying on a plane. Now there is a new program helps those families prepare for a real trip.
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autism, air travel, special reports, ali gorman, r.n.
  • Close birth spacing may put a second-born child at higher risk for autism.
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autism, healthcheck
  • The first study to link a childhood vaccine to autism was based on doctored information about the children involved, according to a new report on the widely discredited research.
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london, autism, healthcheck
  • The death of a severely autistic patient who had been allegedly restrained at a state-run psychiatric facility in New York has been ruled a homicide.
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homicide, autism, new york, national/world
  • Philadelphia police were at the family's house when the missing teen came to the door this morning.
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philadelphia, pennsylvania, missing person, children, autism, local/state
  • A residential center for people with disabilities has suspended a second employee following the death of a 20-year-old autistic man found in a hot van after a trip to a suburban Philadelphia theme park.
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pennsylvania, autism, local/state
  • Get the latest Philadelphia news and headlines from across the Delaware and Lehigh valleys every day on 6abc.com.
  • The families of seven autistic students who were abused by their teacher in a northeastern Pennsylvania classroom have agreed to a $5 million settlement of their federal lawsuit.
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pennsylvania, allentown, abuse, autism, local/state
  • British doctor Andrew Wakefield
  • The doctor whose research linking autism and the vaccine for measles, mumps and rubella influenced millions of parents to refuse the shot for their children was banned Monday from practicing medicine in his native Britain.
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england, autism, national/world
  • The country's top medical group found he conducted his research unethically.
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united kingdom, autism, healthcheck
  • Action News
  • Health insurance cuts a dividing line right through the Thompson family.
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health care, autism, washington, d.c., national/world
  • Most of the time my baby does things that are delightful: Offer a little smile, make a funny new sign, show a new sign of skill or advancement. But there are sometimes little things, beyond the typical cold or funky mood, that makes me worry.
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autism, parenting - tamala edwards, parenting, tamala edwards
  • Theatre Horizon's Autism Drama classes need more funding
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special report, autism, special reports