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Autism

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New Study Says Children With Autism Have More Synapses

A new study suggests that children who have autism may have more synapses in their brain than other kids.

08/22/2014

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Missing Fayette Co. Teen With Autism Found Safely

A missing teenager from Fayette County was found safely after he was reported missing Friday.

08/15/2014

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Volunteers Wash Cars To Help Fund Service Dog For Local Boy

Volunteers and employees from Kohl’s washed cars in Seven Fields Saturday to raise money to fund a service dog for a local boy with severe disabilities.

08/02/2014

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Get Marty: Family Gets Money For Service Dog, Plus More To Share

For Matt and Cassie Snedecor, everyday life brings many challenges.

07/29/2014

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Get Marty: Family Needs Service Dog For Son With Severe Autism

The Snedeor family is a unique one. Parents Cassie and Matt have an 8-year-old son Jack, who is severely autistic.

07/28/2014

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Family Needs Service Dog For Son With Severe Autism

A local couple is looking for a way to pay for a service dog that could change their son’s life.

07/28/2014

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Camp Provides Filmmaking Opportunity For Kids And Adults With Autism

It’s not your typical summer camp.

07/22/2014

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Investigation Underway Into Firing Of Camp Counselor Diagnosed With Autism

A local summer camp is under investigation by state police after one of its counselors, who has a form of autism, told officials he was being harassed.

06/27/2014

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Touchdown For Autism Campaign Kicks Off

April is Autism Awareness Month. Officials say the disorder is now diagnosed in 1 in every 68 children making it the fastest-growing serious developmental disability in the U.S.

Michael Marino, son of star quarterback Dan Marino is on the autism spectrum. He joined KDKA Radio’s Larry Richert and John Shumway to talk about how autism doesn’t have to hold people back and what the Dan Marino Foundation does for those on the spectrum.

NewsRadio 1020 KDKA–04/01/2014

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Research: Autism Set In Motion Before Birth

New research points to autism being set in motion even before birth.

03/27/2014

Autism Speaks Light it up Blue

Autism Speaks Raising Awareness With “Light It Up Blue” Campaign

Autism Speaks is asking everyone to Light It Up Blue to raise awareness for Autism.

NewsRadio 1020 KDKA–03/27/2014

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County Launches Special Needs Registry

Do you or someone you know have special needs?

02/25/2014

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Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre Offering Autism-Friendly “Nutcracker” Performance

Pittsburgh is a leader in making its performing arts accessible for people with disabilities — whether it’s a physical impairment, visual impairment, hearing impairment or a developmental disability.

12/26/2013

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Man Accused In Grandmother’s Fatal Stabbing Waives Hearing

The attorney of a man charged with stabbing and killing his grandmother raises questions about how the mental health system handled the case.

12/06/2013

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Ex-Coach Appealing Autistic Boy’s Beaning Case

A former T-ball coach wants a judge to grant him a new trial or let him appeal his conviction to Superior Court on charges that he offered a player $25 to bean a 9-year-old autistic teammate.

10/07/2013

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