autism

"The Magic Arrows" is a board game targeted at children with autism.  It was invented by Long Island teenager Ben Moelis. (Credit: CBS2)

Inspired By Neighbor, Long Island Teen Invents Board Game For Autistic Kids

Ben Moelis won a $36,000 award that recognizes teenagers committed to social good and presented the game at a Fragile X Foundation conference.

07/09/2015

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Families Of Children With Autism Practice Airport Protocol At ‘Wings For Autism’ Event

Getting through airport security is overwhelming for anyone, but it’s especially challenging for people with autism.

04/18/2015

Independence Day Clothing was designed for autistic children. (credit: Sean Adams/WCBS 880)

Stories From Main Street: Former TV News Anchor Develops Clothing Line For Autistic Children

Lauren Thierry teamed up with a designer and developed a special clothing line. Independence Day Clothing can be worn inside and out, backward and frontward.

04/13/2015

Volunteer search coordinator Donnell Nichols and the missing man's aunt, Linda Rivera announcing Brian Gewirtz, a missing autistic man in Brooklyn, was found dead. (Credit: Gary Baumgarten/1010 WINS)

Body Found On Marine Park, Brooklyn Shoreline Confirmed As Missing Autistic Man

Officials confirmed a 20-year-old autistic man was found dead in Brooklyn this week, some 44 days after he was reported missing.

04/03/2015

Evelyn Ain walks with her 15-year-old son, Matthew. (credit: CBS2)

Hofstra Research Could Lead To New Autism Treatments

Professor Keith Shafritz of Hofstra University and a team of medical scientists found a pointed difference in the way blood flows to specific brain regions, between those with and without autism.

03/31/2015

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

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