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Autism

State Offering Resources For Parents Of Autistic Children

The State Department of Public Welfare is trying to make it easier for parents whose children suffer from autism to get help.

06/04/2013

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New Study Focuses On Autism, Development Of Language Skills

Niko Stevens loves playing with his big brother, Shawn. Niko is 3. He is autistic and doesn’t speak.

05/29/2013

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New Study Focuses On Environment & Autism

Can where you live have an effect on if you have a child born with autism. The Center for disease control says that 1 out of 88 kids are affected with ASD (autism Spectrum Disorder) which is why The University of Pittsburgh School of Public Health and Dr. Evelyn Talbot are performing a study to find out if the environment and peoples surroundings is a precursor to Autism.

NewsRadio 1020 KDKA–04/16/2013

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Family Shares Story Of Three Sons With Autism

Tuesday, April 2, is World Autism Day. It’s a day of support for those whose loved ones lack the ability to communicate, or process thoughts, in a normal manner – family members with autism.

04/02/2013

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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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