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School Board: Disabled Student Can Use Faculty Restroom

A school board in western Pennsylvania voted unanimously Thursday night to deny a grievance brought by teachers seeking to prevent a special needs student from using a faculty restroom.

03/27/2015

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Mother, Caregiver Appear In Court Over Brighton Heights Abuse & Fraud Case

A mom and a caretaker appeared in court today for a case involving alleged abuse and Medicaid fraud.

03/25/2015

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Man Facing Charges For Alleged Abuse Of Child With Autism

A warrant has been issued for a man accused of physically abusing his 12-year-old step-son, who has autism.

03/13/2015

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Mother, Caregiver Charged In Brighton Heights Abuse & Fraud Case

A mother was arrested on Wednesday, accused of abusing her son who has autism and cerebral palsy.

03/12/2015

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KDKA To Host Autism Speaks Call Center

Don’t struggle with Autism, learn how to find the missing pieces. April 2nd is World Autism Awareness Day and KDKA will be conducting a call center from 8a-4p.

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Rankin Police Chief Fundraising For Girl He Saved From Crash

A Rankin police officer who helped save a 3-year-old girl’s life after a crash is now trying to help raise money for her care.

01/16/2015

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Measles Outbreak: To Vaccinate Or Not Vaccinate

With the potential to affect thousands, the recent outbreak of measles in the U.S. has placed a spotlight on a debate that’s raged for years.

01/14/2015

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Doctors Working To Diagnose Autism Before Kids Are Born

There’s a potential breakthrough regarding autism. Doctors might now be able to tell if a child has autism before they’re born.

12/18/2014

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McGuire Memorial Continues To Make a Difference For Those In Need

Everyday, McGuire Memorial in New Brighton helps those in need. Their mission is to serve children and adults who have severe physical and intellectual disabilities, including those on the autism spectrum.

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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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