autism

Sail at Ferncliff Manor in Yonkers, N.Y. (file / credit: Sail)

Autistic Teen Found On Tricycle In Middle Of Yonkers Road

An autistic teen managed to escape the grounds of a special needs school and was found riding a tricycle in the middle of Saw Mill River Road.

05/07/2013

Maria Cepparo was to be arraigned on charges of endangering the welfare of a minor for leaving her four kids in a car while she drank at a bar. (credit: Suffolk County Police)

Cops: LI Mother Left 4 Kids Unattended In Car As She Drank At A Bar

Maria Cepparo’s children, a 13-year-old son, who is autistic, an 8-year-old boy and 6-year-old twin daughters, were left in the car with no heat and the doors unlocked.

05/05/2013

Pamela Efraimov is accused of stealing $200,000 from her former employer and an autism awareness non-profit. She pleaded not guilty to the charges against her on April 30, 2013. (credit: Nassau County District Attorney's Office)

Long Island Woman Pleads Not Guilty To Charges She Stole From Former Employer, Autism Charity

Pamela Efraimov, 39, walked out of court in Hempstead Tuesday without having to post bail. She is accused of stealing more than $200,000 and faces up to 15 years in prison if convicted.

04/30/2013

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Stories From Main Street: Yonkers Mom Tries To Help Others After Son’s Autism Recovery

An unusual and wonderful development for one Yonkers mother has led to her to try and seek out other mothers who need the help she didn’t have.

04/22/2013

Empire State Building participates in Light it up Blue campaign for Autism Speaks (file/credit: lightitupblue.org

Empire State Building Among Global Landmarks Going Blue For Autism Awareness

The Centers for Disease Control estimates one in 88 people are affected by Autism Spectrum Disorders.

04/02/2013

Special needs student Derek Bueno, 11, was left on a school bus to fend for himself for hours on March 19, 2013. (Photo: CBS 2)

Special Needs Student Left Locked In Cold Bus For Hours In Manhattan

It was a school bus shocker in Manhattan. A special needs student was locked on his bus for hours. By the time he was found, he was so cold, school officials called 911.

03/20/2013

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Jennie Garth Kicks Off Celeb Auction For Autism Awareness

Garth is joining representatives from Lindt and Autism Speaks to officially open the bidding of the Lindt Gold Bunny Celebrity Auction in New York on Tuesday.

03/05/2013

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Stories From Main Street: Greenburgh Honors Teen Who Made Life Easier For Those With Autism

For families coping with autism, life is a little bit easier because of 17-year-old Nick Lombardi from Ardsley, and it all stems from his own experiences with his younger brother.

02/18/2013

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N.J. Educators React To Federal Decision On School Sports For The Disabled

A groundbreaking decision came today from the U.S. Department of Education. It said that schools have to include students with disabilities in their sports programs, or at least provide equal alternatives.

01/25/2013

Nicholas Grippo (credit: CBS 2)

Autistic Teen Lauded By Teammates On Long Island Basketball Team

It is the story of Nicholas Grippo, a Long Island special needs student, who became a local hoops hero after hitting a buzzer beater.

01/18/2013

Adam Lanza seen in 2005 at the age of 13. (Credit: CBS News)

Autism Rights Group: Asperger’s Does Not Explain Newtown School Massacre

An autism rights group this weekend urged people not to stigmatize those with the disorder in the wake of revelations that Newtown, Conn., elementary school gunman had Asperger’s syndrome.

12/16/2012

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Studies Show Air Pollution May Be Even More Dangerous Than Thought

Air pollution has now been linked to everything from heart attacks to cancer and strokes, but now, research is pointing to more widespread health effects – and people may be at risk even when pollution levels are deemed safe.

12/04/2012

John Vahidi

Autistic Teenager Found Safe After Vanishing From Midtown Store

John Vahidi, 19, was found just before midnight Friday night on Lexington Avenue and 43rd Street. He was in the process of locating his parents, authorities said.

11/24/2012

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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 High School Football Player Has Moment For The Ages, Kicks Game-Winning Field Goal

A high school student with autism becomes a hero on the football field. Sounds like a good movie doesn’t it? Well, it’s a true story.

10/23/2012

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