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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Spotlight on Scouting: Zadravecz's Gold Award project features Hope Gardens

    Spotlight on Scouting: Zadravecz's Gold Award project features Hope Gardens
    Each year, local Scouts complete projects in the community to earn the highest ranking in their various groups. The Glendale News-Press wants to share the Scouts' good deeds with readers as they answer questions about their service projects. Allison...
  • Jazz 'N' Blue Festival In Simsbury To Benefit Autism

    Jazz 'N' Blue Festival In Simsbury To Benefit Autism
    SIMSBURY — Ed Tankus, owner of president of Blue Plate Radio, has teamed with Autism Speaks to organize the first Jazz 'N' Blue Festival at the Simsbury Meadows Performing Arts Center on Saturday, Aug. 16. Tankus said he was inspired to hold an...
  • Early treatment may decrease autism signs

    How early can autism be detected in babies, and how soon can they be treated? A baby’s first birthday visit to the pediatrician usually includes a screening for the social deficits common with autism spectrum disorder. But doctors and scientists...
  • Donald Sweeney, Father of Anne Sweeney, Dies at 88

    Donald E. Sweeney, an educator who achieved breakthroughs in the integration of intellectually challenged children into the Kingston, New York, school system, died Sunday in Los Angeles. He was 88. Sweeney was the father of Anne M. Sweeney, who stepped...
  • Notes from a not-so-empty nester

    Maybe it's just this time of year making me pensive. Summer is ending. Kids are leaving for college. Social media are crammed with articles and advice on how to weather the seismic family shift: "Get Your Heart and Mind Ready." "Loosen the Times That...
  • Dodgers' Yasiel Puig has little to say, but he's giving his best

    Dodgers' Yasiel Puig has little to say, but he's giving his best
    For someone who plays with minimal restraint and is loud when in the company of his teammates, Yasiel Puig is a surprisingly careful public speaker. Even in his native Spanish, Puig reveals little, frequently falling back on cliches. The 22-year-old...
  • Free steampot, crab dip at Joe's Crab Shack with autism donation

    Free steampot, crab dip at Joe's Crab Shack with autism donation
    Get a free steampot or crab dip at Joe's Crab Shack with a donation to Autism Speaks. The seafood restaurants are offering the freebies with donations made during the month of April. Donate $10 and get a coupon for free steampot entree with purchase...