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Custodian Mel Turner (credit: CBS 2)

Long Island Parents, Students Rally Behind Fired Autistic Custodian

There is a call by hundreds of people for the rehiring of a Long Island high school custodian who was terminated for allegedly making threatening statements.

09/14/2012

FILE - NYC School Bus (credit: CBS 2)

CBS 2 Gets Action In Outcry Over NYC Special Needs Bus Problems

The parents of hundreds – and possibly thousands — of New York City special needs students seem to be caught in school bus chaos. With their ride coming late or not showing up at all parents are left asking “where’s that bus?”

09/11/2012

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Clinical Trial With Stem Cells Creates Hope For Parents Of Autistic Children

Cases of autism have soared in recent years: one in every 88 children is diagnosed with the disorder. Now, a groundbreaking clinical trial will test whether a child’s own stem cells – the building blocks of the body – might help.

CBS 2–09/04/2012

Jadyn Waiser cheering on the Jets as a member of the Jets Junior Flight Crew (credit: CBS 2)

Autistic Bridgewater, N.J. Girl Becomes Jets Cheerleader For A Day

Many little girls dream of cheerleading for their favorite professional sports team one day, but for one New Jersey girl, her wish has already come true. Jadyn Waiser, who is autistic, was the first special needs member of the Jets Junior Flight Crew, the kids version of the team’s cheerleaders.

08/27/2012

FILE - Therapist and Art teacher Janislaidy Valdez (L) plays the guitar to an autistic child. (Photo credit: ADALBERTO ROQUE/AFP/Getty Images)

Study: Father’s Advancing Age Linked To Frequency Of Autism

Consider this: the number of men who have children after the age of 40 has increased by more than 30 percent in the last 30 years. And in the last six years the rate of autism has doubled. Now, scientists are saying this is no coincidence.

08/22/2012

Rebecca Singer (credit: Drive4Rebecca)

Stories From Main Street: Tenafly Teen Part Of Autism Clinical Trial

For any parent of a child with autism, hope can be found in a red-haired freckle-faced girl named Rebecca Singer from Tenafly, WCBS 880’s Sean Adams reported.

07/16/2012

R.A. Dickey (credit: J. Meric/Getty Images), Citi Field ticket booth (credit: Chris McGrath/Getty Images)

Palladino: Two Things Mets Got Right

For a club that often can’t get out of its own way, they’ve done a couple of good things the past few seasons. And they’re totally unrelated to each other.

06/15/2012

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Mets Exploring ‘Quiet’ Section At Citi Field For Families With Autistic Kids

Yes, the Mets are examining the possibility of selling tickets for a designated “quiet” section. The Amazin’s posed the question to their fans in an email survey Wednesday.

06/14/2012

(Photo by Thos Robinson/Getty Images for Autism Speaks)

B&C Morning Show: Mets’ Silent Gesture

After going off on a rant about why this is such a bad idea, Craig heard from the Mets, who offered an explanation as to why they are mulling over the decision.

WFAN–06/14/2012

Teacher in Classroom (file / credit: clipart.com)

Father Documented Teacher’s Alleged Abuse Of Autistic Son

Stu Chaifetz decided to place a hidden microphone on his son, Akian, back in February. He recorded more than six hours of audio and said he was stunned by what he heard.

04/25/2012

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Eye On New York: Childhood Autism

In this edition of Eye On New York, CBS 2’s Dr Max Gomez tells parents everything that they need to know about childhood autism.

04/22/2012

Mt. Kilimanjaro (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images for Laureus)

Dix Hills Man To Climb Mount Kilimanjaro To Raise Money, Awareness For Autism

The Spectrum Designs Foundation, which gives employment to those diagnosed with autism, has touched the heart of Justin Abrams. The 23-year-old Dix Hills resident told WCBS 880’s Sophia Hall that he plans to climb Mount Kilimanjaro.

04/15/2012

The Empire State Building is seen from Chopper 880 - New York, NY - Jan 31, 2008 (credit: Tom Kaminski / WCBS 880)

Empire State Building, JFK Tower Honoring World Autism Awareness Day

New CDC figures place 1 in 88 kids on the autism spectrum. It aflicts 1 in every 54 boys.

04/02/2012

School Bus (file/credit: CBS 2)

Autistic Boy Left Alone On L.I. School Bus

The grandfather of 6-year-old Sean Feldt was nearly brought to tears as he told of how his grandson, the love of his life, was left strapped in a car seat in the back of a mini school bus, by himself, for at least 15 minutes in the bus depot.

02/07/2012

FILE - Therapist and Art teacher Janislaidy Valdez (L) plays the guitar to an autistic child. (Photo credit: ADALBERTO ROQUE/AFP/Getty Images)

Expert Panel Expected To Narrow Definition Of Autism, Related Disorders

Many experts think the current criteria are too vague and that has led to the recent sharp increases in the rate of diagnoses.

01/20/2012

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