Autism

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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Parents Allege Teacher Abused Autistic Students At Antioch School

The parents of three autistic San Francisco Bay area kindergarten students allege a teacher slapped, pinched and verbally abused the kids.

04/04/2013

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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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Autistic 1st Grader Disappears From Hayward School, Turns Up At Chuck E. Cheese

The mother of an autistic 6-year-old boy is looking for answers from her son’s Hayward school after he went missing and turned up at a Chuck E. Cheese restaurant more than a mile and a half away.

10/26/2012

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HealthWatch: New Autism Test Claims Quick Results

If you suspect your child might have autism, getting answers as fast as possible can be crucial. A researcher may have found a way to unlock the mysteries of the puzzling disorder in just minutes.

05/23/2012

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Autism May Be Linked to Obesity During Pregnancy

Obesity during pregnancy might increase chances for having a child with autism, according to new study out of University of California, Davis.

04/09/2012

A boy plays a game on a cell phone at the Hewlett-Packard 'Hack-a-thon' event in Santa Clara, October 11, 2011. (CBS)

Hewlett-Packard Hack-A-Thon Creates Apps for Autistic Kids

Hewlett Packard hosted a “hack-a-thon” in Silicon Valley Tuesday to create applications for families with Autistic children.

10/12/2011

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HealthWatch: UC Davis Study Finds Higher Autism Rate Among Siblings

A new study suggests that nearly 20 percent of children who have an autistic older brother or sister will develop the disorder too. That’s a rate much higher than previously thought.

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–08/15/2011

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ConsumerWatch: Insurers Deny Autism Treatment

Parents of Bay Area autistic children are fighting with insurance companies over coverage of a commonly used behavioral therapy called Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA) and claim state regulators aren’t doing enough to force insurers to pay.

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–07/15/2011

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