Autism

93% of Pediatricians Say Parents Ask for Alternative Vaccination Schedules

The ‘Other’ Vaccination Debate – Alternative Vaccine Schedules

Julie Watts is the KPIX Consumer-Investigative reporter and mom. She offers her unique perspective on the issues facing Bay Area parents: As a #NewsMom, you better bet I bought the book and even took classes […]

03/05/2015

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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

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