| Jun 5, 2013
| 1:46 AM
I was recently at the Hospital for Special Care in New Britain, covering this story about it's Autism Center and the push to become a Patient Centered Medical Home for families affected by the disorder.
I immediately noticed the bright, vibrant art that...
| Apr 27, 2013
| 5:30 AM
In the first segment, Stan talks with Quinnipiac University professor Rich Hanley about misinformation in the media following the Boston Marathon bombings.
Up next, Marcela Nunez, director of the Innovative Autism Network, talks about a new program...
| Jan 11, 2013
| 6:11 AM
Hartford mother, Carmen Veal, recently featured in this Mommy Minute article, has been chosen to travel to Washington DC to help out with the Inaugural Ball. As a volunteer for the Obama campaign - making calls, canvassing neighborhoods and entering data...
| Apr 5, 2012
| 2:50 PM
Researchers at Yale University say they’ve made a discovery that will dramatically impact autism research.
Dr. Stephan Sanders- the first author of the study- says scientists found genetic mutations are linked to the condition. This finding will...
| Nov 8, 2012
| 10:40 AM
When I first learned my son Cash’an had autism six years ago, I didn’t want to talk about it. As a trained print and broadcast journalist, professional in communications, and even as an actress who has taken center stage to express my...
| Dec 7, 2013
| 4:10 PM
"Getting My First Hug" by Steven Yates is a collection of stories describes a family's journey through the discovery, diagnosis, and treatments of a beloved son's autism. At first there was denial and a lack of information, then acceptance and tentative...
| Nov 20, 2013
| 11:27 AM
The eyes may be the mirror of the soul, but for those with autism, the mouth will have to do.
Researchers at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center isolated neurons in the brain's amygdala that respond to facial expressions, and tested patients with autism against...
| Oct 25, 2013
| 10:31 AM
Many professional South Florida athletes, along with the backing of their organizations, are putting their platform to positive use to bring well-needed attention to causes dear to their hearts. Below you’ll find a selection of these athletes’...
| Oct 15, 2013
| 7:07 PM
As cameras flashed on the red carpet outside the St. Regis Monarch Beach Resort this weekend, Lisa Ackerman hugged several friends and guests who approached.
She hugged me. Everyone seemed to be part of the family at the seventh annual Ante up for ...
| Oct 13, 2013
Early on in “The Rosie Project,” 19 children punch the air shouting “Aspies rule!” It's a first clue that Graeme Simsion's sweetly disarming debut novel will change the way you think about Asperger's syndrome.
| Oct 10, 2013
| 6:50 AM
SACRAMENTO -- Gov. Jerry Brown has approved a 2 1/2-year extension of a program that requires insurance coverage for early autism treatment.
Since its creation in 2011, the program has helped more than 12,500 Californians, according to Senate leader...