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Gregory Chambers

Supervisor At Vulnerable Adults Facility Charged With Sexual Abuse Of Man With Autism

A supervisor at an Anne Arundel County facility for vulnerable adults is accused of sexual abuse.

07/16/2014

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Researchers Find Pesticides May Increase Chances Of Having Autistic Child

A recent autism study found that pregnant women who lived near farms where pesticides were used had a two-thirds higher risk of having children with autism.

06/26/2014

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Father Of Autistic Boy Abused By Girls Speaks Out Against Court’s Decision

New developments in the case of the Southern Maryland boy who suffers from autism allegedly abused by two girls.

05/30/2014

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Kennedy Krieger Helps Break The Silence With Annual ROAR For Autism Fundraiser

The prevalence of autism is growing in the United States. It now affects one of every 68 children.

04/22/2014

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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

Kennedy Krieger

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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