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US Autism Estimate Rises to 1 in 68 Children

The government’s estimate of autism has moved up again to 1 in 68 U.S. children, a 30 percent increase in two years.

03/27/2014

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Boy’s Death Prompts Tracking Plan for Autistic Children

In July 2013, 7-year-old Michael Kingsbury was missing for nearly 36 hours before his body was found inside a vehicle near his Northeast D.C. home.

01/29/2014

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Deaths of Wandering Autistic Kids Prompt Action

Michael Kingsbury, the D.C. boy who died after going missing from his home in early July, is among at least 14 youngsters with autism known to have died this year after slipping away from their caregivers.

08/11/2013

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Trial Date Set for 2 Va. School Employees Charged With Assaulting Child

A June 25 trial date has been set for two former Culpeper County school employees charged with assaulting a 5-year-old autistic boy on a school bus.

05/08/2013

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Former Virginia School Aides Charged With Assaulting Boy

Two former Culpeper County school employees are charged with assaulting a 5-year-old autistic boy on a school bus.

04/23/2013

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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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American Psychiatric Association Panel Wants To Rewrite Definition Of Autism

For the first time in nearly two decades, experts want to rewrite the definition of autism. Some parents fear that if the definition is narrowed, their children may lose out on special therapies.

04/05/2012