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Autism Numbers Are Up Based On Phone Survey

Dimitri Rivera, 12, has autism. His mother saw signs when he was just 2-years-old.

03/20/2013

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Family Of Grandson Accused In Fatal Stabbing Speaks About Mental Illness

The family of a Richland Township man, who is facing prison time in the stabbing death of his grandmother, is speaking out about mental illness one week after the tragedy.

02/26/2013

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Standout Teen Wrestler Raising Money For Good Causes

Jake Beistel is a born wrestler. At 15-years-old, he is already one of the top wrestlers in the state. And while Jake is turning heads for what he’s doing in wrestling, what he’s doing from wrestling may be even more impressive.

02/09/2013

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Students With Autism Get A Halloween Circus

The circus is in town and Wednesday, performers held a special Halloween party for a group of students.

10/31/2012

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TTYM: Stephen A. Smith Said What?? And People Like Mike Vick

Stephen, Please! ESPN’s Stephen A. Smith came under fire Thursday for using a racial slur on Thursday’s edition of First Take.  The comment happened during a discussion of whether or not Kobe Bryant will play in […]

10/26/2012

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New Autism Care Rules Require Some To Pay For Once Free Services

Parents of children with autism are protesting new rules that took effect today in Pennsylvania, which will require parents at certain income levels to partially pay for services that used to be free.

10/01/2012

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Pittsburgh Area Kids With Autism Shine In Filmmaking Camp

At a movie shoot at Wilkins School Community Center, Hester Wagner’s cast and crew are made up of Pittsburgh area kids with autism.

07/23/2012

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Fallen Officer’s Son Receives Service Dog

It was a very special day for a boy whose father was killed in the line of duty.

04/14/2012

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Autism Growing In United States

The Center for Disease Control and Prevention has recently released statistics showing that one in 88 children are diagnosed with autism. That is a 78 percent increase from 2002.

NewsRadio 1020 KDKA–03/30/2012

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Boy With Autism Wants To Bring Service Dog To School

The Pine Richland School District is grappling the issue of whether a boy with autism should be allowed to bring his service dog to school with him.

03/21/2012

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Stroller Belonging To Child With Autism Stolen

Police in Freedom Borough are investigating the disappearance of a stroller belonging to a child with special needs. The 8-year-old boy has autism and his mother, Theresa Salvatore, says she uses it because he tires easily.

07/01/2011

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Autism Study Volunteers Needed

University of Pittsburgh researchers announced today they are looking for parent volunteers for a new study to look at potential triggers for autism.

NewsRadio 1020 KDKA–06/09/2011

Pitt Autism Study

Researchers at Pitt are looking for volunteers for an autism study.

06/09/2011

Walk Now for Autism Speaks

Walk Now for Autism Speaks

Join us on Saturday, June 4th at Heinz Field for Walk Now for Autism Speaks!

NewsRadio 1020 KDKA–05/14/2011

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Local Piano Prodigy Receives “Yes I Can” Award

He is considered a piano prodigy. A teen from the East Hills who has been playing the piano by ear since he was about 18-months-old. While he’s an incredible musician, what’s really remarkable about Shailen Abram is he’s been blind all his life. On Wednesday night, Abram was recognized with a national award.

04/28/2011

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