Autism

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TIMELINE: How The U.S. Went From Eliminating Measles In 2000 To The Worst Outbreak In Decades

We’re now in the worst measles epidemic in over 15 years. Is the anti-vaccine movement causing America to lose its herd immunity?

02/05/2015

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Measles Outbreak: To Vaccinate Or Not Vaccinate

With the potential to affect thousands, the recent outbreak of measles in the U.S. has placed a spotlight on a debate that’s raged for years.

01/14/2015

Jess Ohara is 4 feet 5 inches tall, 80 pounds, with light red hair and green eyes. He was last seen wearing a green shirt, blue jeans, and black and fluorescent green sneakers, police said. (Source: BayCityNews)

Missing 9-Year Old Autistic Fairfield Boy Found Safe

A 9-year-old child reported missing Sunday afternoon in Fairfield has been found, police said.

01/11/2015

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Medi-Cal Starts Covering Autism Therapy For Thousands Of Poor Children

Children enrolled in Medi-Cal are now eligible to receive treatment for autism spectrum disorders in an effort to level the playing field for kids from families unable to afford the expensive therapy.

09/18/2014

Austin Francis Blake (Napa County Sheriff's Office)

Missing 55-Year-Old Autistic Man Found At Napa Bus Stop

An autistic man who went missing Wednesday afternoon was found safe at a bus station in Napa the same day, a Napa County sheriff’s captain said.

08/14/2014

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Autistic Student’s Father Attacks Son’s Bully On Richmond School Bus

A father followed his 9-year-old autistic son onto the school bus Friday morning and attacked his son’s bully, said Richmond Police Lt. Mark Gagan.

05/30/2014

Light It Up Blue campaign to raise autism awareness. (Source: AutismSpeaks.org)

Discounted A’s, Giants Tickets Part Of World Autism Awareness Day

The world will light up blue Wednesday for the seventh annual World Autism Awareness Day.

03/31/2014

The entrance to MNO Grant elementary in Antioch (CBS)

Antioch School District To Pay $8 Million In Teacher Abuse Case

The Antioch Unified School District has announced that it will pay $8 million to eight families who sued over a teacher’s alleged abuse of autistic kindergarten students and the district’s failure to report it.

12/19/2013

CHP officers at the scene of  a multiple-vehicle crash on Interstate 580 in Oakland, October 4, 2013. (CBS)

Pedestrian Struck On I-580 In Oakland Is Missing Autistic Boy

A male pedestrian was seriously injured when he was struck on eastbound Interstate Highway 580 in Oakland Friday morning, according to the California Highway Patrol.

10/04/2013

Jefferson award winner Luby and Andy Aczel. (CBS)

Jefferson Award Winners Help Those With Autism Find Work

The CDC estimates one in 50 babies born in the U.S. today will be on the Autism spectrum. What will happen when they grow up? A San Francisco couple is working to make sure they’ll have jobs that match their abilities.

06/19/2013

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