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Report Shows More Children Are Being Diagnosed With Autism

New numbers released this week show more and more children are being diagnosed with autism. It’s 30 percent higher than it was two years ago.

03/30/2014

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U.S. 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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Police: Md. Teacher Accused Of Sexually Assaulting Autistic Student Flees To Hong Kong

Montgomery County Police say a teacher accused of sexually assaulting a 15-year-old autistic student has fled to Hong Kong to avoid prosecution.

12/03/2013

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Md. Man Gets 10 Years For Abuse Of Autistic Girl

A Thurmont man has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for fondling a 13-year-old girl who has a form of autism.

11/21/2013

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ROAR For Autism Event Will Be This Sunday

More than a million people in America are living with autism. As part of WJZ’s Continuing Community Commitment, we are sponsoring the ROAR for Autism event at Oregon Ridge this Sunday.

04/23/2013

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Green Street Academy Special Educator Named Teacher Of The Year

It was a joyous day at a Southwest Baltimore grade school. There were five finalists for the Baltimore City Public Schools Teacher Of The Year, but only one winner.

04/18/2013

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Kennedy Krieger Initiative Helps Identify Autism Spectrum For At-Risk Infants

It’s Autism Awareness Month, and researchers at Baltimore’s Kennedy Krieger Institute have developed a new initiative to help identify autism in infant siblings of children with the disorder.

04/02/2013

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Autism Rates Underestimated In U.S.

A new government report suggests the number of children with autism in the U.S. is underestimated.

03/27/2013

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Big Changes In Psychiatry’s ‘Bible’ Of Disorders

Ten years in the making, the rewritten manual has been embroiled in controversy.

12/04/2012

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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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Autistic Lawyer With A Prize-Winning Plan

Lisa M. Daly has developed a shield for the elements. But forget wind, rain and fire.

09/17/2012

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Kennedy Krieger Institute Reaches A Major Milestone

The Kennedy Krieger Institute is marking a milestone anniversary Wednesday. For 75 years it’s been serving children with disabilities.

05/09/2012

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