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  • Autism Awareness Day

    Autism Awareness Day
    Expect to see a whole lot of blue tomorrow in Connecticut and around the world! Tomorrow, April 2nd, is World Autism Awareness Day. Each year, for the past 7, Autism Speaks celebrates "Light It Up Blue", which is a global initiative that kicks off ...
  • Autism care coverage improves but costs are still a worry

    More than 26,000 military families with autistic children are getting better TRICARE coverage of applied behavior analysis (ABA) therapy and related services, which can improve a child's development and quality of life. But a Comprehensive Autism Care...
  • KABC-TV General Manager Arnold Kleiner to retire

    After 46 years in the television business, Arnold J. Kleiner, the longtime general manager of KABC-TV Channel 7, is retiring. Kleiner joined KABC in February 1996 and was a chief architect of the channel's success. He helped elevate the Walt Disney Co.-...
  • Santa Claus is coming to town. Are you ready?

    Santa Claus is coming to town. Are you ready?
    The calendar may only say Nov. 13, but Santa Claus already has arrived at his throne at Lehigh Valley Mall in Whitehall Township, and two more area malls will welcome in the big guy this weekend. After that, Old Saint Nick starts popping up everywhere...
  • New autism risk factor emerges from California study

    Source: UCLA Fielding School of Public Health whatdoctorsknow.com While the prevalence of autism has been reported to be highest among non-Hispanic white children, a new study from the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health has turned that notion...
  • Jerry Seinfeld thinks he may be on the autism spectrum

    Jerry Seinfeld thinks he may be on the autism spectrum
    Jerry Seinfeld believes he might be on the autism spectrum. The observational comic of "Seinfeld" fame made the admission to Brian Williams during an interview for NBC Nightly News. The 60-year-old said that as he's grown older, he's become much...
  • Teen's book to help benefit autism groups

    Teen's book to help benefit autism groups
    We've all been there, that boring class in school that causes your mind to drift. For Matthew Goldsmith, his thoughts during one sleep-inducing algebra class turned to bacon. "Dreams of Bacon," a self-published book of poetry by the 18-year-old high...
  • Walk with a purpose: Help combat autism

    Walk with a purpose: Help combat autism
    Allison Craigie walked with her 17-year-old son Sam Gelfand, who has autism, to bring hope to other families. Craigie and her son joined more than 5,000 walkers, who raised about $200,000 during the Broward Walk Now for Autism Speaks at Nova...
  • Study finds childhood autism associated with increased exposure to air toxins

    PITTSBURGH -- A new study of children in southwestern Pennsylvania has found a link between autism spectrum disorder and air pollution. According to preliminary findings from the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health investigation,...
  • Jesse Saperstein shares successes for becoming fearless with Asperger's syndrome

    Jesse Saperstein's life can be divided into two parts. In his youth, he blurted out inappropriate comments, he had outbursts of anger and struggled terribly with new situations. He didn't see a future for himself. But in the second half of his life as...
  • Bracket Ears: A family business with a charitable bent

    What if braces were considered fashionable and could actually boost a patient’s self-esteem? That was the question on the minds of the daughters of a Columbia pediatric dentist when they hit upon the idea of Bracket Ears — earrings made from...