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Autism

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

Jesus Garza, missing teen

San Jose Police Looking For Missing At-Risk Teen

San Jose police are asking for the public’s help in finding a teen with autism who went missing from his home this morning.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–07/11/2011

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UCSF, Stanford Study Finds Autism Triggered By Environment, Not Just Genes

What causes autism? Scientists still don’t have an answer, but a new study by UCSF’s Institute for Human Genetics and Stanford University suggest that conditions in a mom’s womb may trigger the developmental disorder.

CBS San Francisco–07/05/2011

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