autism

This is the skin of a patient after 3 days of measles infection; treated at a New York hospital. (CDC/file)

Republican Party Takes On The Politics Of Vaccinations In Wake Of Measles Outbreak

The measles outbreak that started at Disneyland has now spread to 14 states and health officials in our area are doing all they can to keep the virus contained.

02/03/2015

Avonte Oquendo had been missing since Oct. 4, 2013. The medical examiner's office confirmed on Jan. 21, 2014 that remains found along the East River are a DNA match. (credit: Handout)

Sen. Schumer Calls For National ‘Avonte’s Law’ To Track Autistic Children

U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) announced a push Monday for a National “Avonte’s Law” to create a program where parents can always know where their children are.

01/19/2015

Lawmakers have questions about the Christie administration's decision to bring disabled adults back to group homes in New Jersey. (Credit: CBS 2)

Battle Over ‘Return Home New Jersey’ Program Reaches State Legislators

There is new hope for those fighting against the controversial program called “Return Home New Jersey.”

01/15/2015

Vaccination (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

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

Carnegie Hall (Credit: Peter Kramer/Getty Images)

Autism To Take Center Stage At Carnegie Hall Benefit Concert

Autism will take center stage at Carnegie Hall on December 4 at an all-star concert of The American Christmas carol to benefit Kate Winslet’s Golden Hat Foundation.

11/29/2014

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Brighton Beach School Aide Charged With Assaulting Autistic Student

An aide at a Brooklyn school has been charged with assaulting an autistic student in the school cafeteria.

08/14/2014

Paddleboarders take part in the Sufers' Environmental Alliance's SEA Paddle NYC fundraiser (Credit: Monica Miller/WCBS 880)

Group Fundraises For Autism Programs With Paddleboarding Event

Dozens of paddleboarders took to the water Monday in an effort to raise money for autism and environmental programs.

08/11/2014

Avonte Oquendo: New Video

Parents, Councilmen Advocate Plan To Keep Kids From Running Out Of School

The City Council on Wednesday discussed a proposal to keep children from walking away from their schools unnoticed.

05/28/2014

Stories from Main Street (credit: CBSNewYork)

Stories From Main Street: Using A Robot To Help Engage Autistic Children

The humanoid robot made by a French company helps children with autism at Shaler Academy in Ridgefield, N.J.

04/14/2014

Easter Seals NJ Walk With Me 5K flyer (credit: easterseals.com)

Kind Stranger, Autistic Girl Reunite In N.J. After Thank You Note Goes Viral

Eric Kunkel was the man who never corrected 3-year-old autistic girl Kate when she called him “Daddy” and engaged her in conversation on a recent flight.

04/11/2014

Avonte Oquendo had been missing since Oct. 4, 2013. The medical examiner's office confirmed on Jan. 21, 2014 that remains found along the East River are a DNA match. (credit: Handout)

Attorney: Avonte Oquendo Tried To Run Off A Day Before He Escaped

An attorney for the family of Avonte Oquendo said Tuesday that the autistic teen had tried to run out of school the very day before he disappeared.

04/08/2014

Noah Worrell's dog, Aimie, was picked up by two people driving by in Bridgeport, Conn. (credit: Handout)

Family: Missing Dog Had Special Connection With Autistic Connecticut Boy

A Connecticut family is desperately trying to find an autistic boy’s dog, which was snatched from in front of a relative’s home in Fairfield County.

04/02/2014

Sydney Opera House lit up in blue for World Autism Awareness Day (file/credit: autismspeaks.org)

Thousands Of Landmarks To Go Blue For Annual World Autism Awareness Day

A recent study from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found 1 in every 45 children in New Jersey has autism spectrum disorder, the highest rate in the nation.

04/02/2014

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Study: Autism May Begin Developing In Infants During Pregnancy

New Centers for Disease Control and Prevention figures and a study published in the New England Journal of Medicine are shining more light on autism.

03/27/2014

Avonte Oquendo had been missing since Oct. 4, 2013. The medical examiner's office confirmed on Jan. 21, 2014 that remains found along the East River are a DNA match. (credit: Handout)

Avonte Oquendo’s Brother Thanks New Yorkers For Support, Efforts In Search

The brother of Avonte Oquendo thanked the people of New York City Friday for their tireless efforts to find the autistic teen, whose body was found in the water in Queens in January.

03/21/2014

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