Autism

Alternative Baseball Organization
Alternative Baseball Organization
Antionette Lee
May 19, 2019 - 1:43 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A baseball team that started in rural Georgia is breaking barriers across the country. The league, coming to Philly this fall, will give people with special needs and autism a shot on the diamond. Taylor Duncan , 22, started the team in 2016. Duncan, who was diagnosed...
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Andrew Kramer
May 17, 2019 - 9:36 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The Eagles Autism Challenge is back for a second year. The official kickoff party was held Friday night and on Saturday morning 3,500 people will walk, run or ride their bikes to raise money for autism research. We’re officially ready for the #EaglesAutismChallenge...
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David Madden
April 07, 2019 - 4:00 am
MOUNT LAUREL, NJ (KYW Newsradio) — A South Jersey facility is hoping to raise awareness of a problem that affects about 30 percent of children with autism. They have problems communicating with others. Parents are just looking for a way to help their child. Many schools call in specialists who...
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Dreamstime
Mike Dougherty
March 15, 2019 - 6:04 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- Minorities and people from low-income households have a harder time managing Autism as adults than others, according to a study from Drexel University. Graduating from high school to adulthood with Autism is especially difficult, even without financial barriers. "...
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Delaware County District Attorney's Office
Jim Melwert
January 17, 2019 - 4:30 pm
DELAWARE COUNTY, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — A Delaware County man has been sentenced to six to 12 years in state prison for posing as a girl to get naked photos and videos of his classmates at Monsignor Bonner & Archbishop Prendergast Catholic High School in Upper Darby — then threatening his...
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National Constitution Center
Dreamstime
Rachel Kurland
January 02, 2019 - 11:52 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The National Constitution Center announced Wednesday plans to offer a more accessible experience for museum-goers of all abilities and their families in 2019. Sensory-Friendly Sundays offer an everyday museum experience through programs and learning techniques...
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The Philadelphia Fraternal Order of Police brought Christmas and Disney joy to children on Sunday for its second annual party, designed specifically for FOP members who are parenting children with special needs.
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Pat Toddy
December 09, 2018 - 6:44 pm
NORTHEAST PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The Philadelphia Fraternal Order of Police brought Christmas and Disney joy to children on Sunday for its second annual party, designed specifically for FOP members who are parenting children with special needs. Children and teenagers who are dealing with...
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A SEPTA consultant is recommending the transit agency look at several ways to improve its bus network.
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Mike Dougherty
November 28, 2018 - 11:52 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Philadelphia police have released video of a brutal attack on a SEPTA bus, and they are trying to track down the person who beat up a 34-year-old man with autism. In the video, the suspect, believed to be in his 30s, can be seen knocking the victim to the ground,...
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The Milestone Tracker phone app from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is displayed on Thursday, Nov. 22, 2018, in New York. The app was created to help parents recognize developmental delays.
AP Photo/Jenny Kane
November 26, 2018 - 10:41 am
By Lindsey Tanner, AP Medical Writer How many American children have autism? The U.S. government answers that question at least three different ways and says the latest estimate — 1 in 40 kids — doesn't necessarily mean the numbers are rising. The new number, published Monday in Pediatrics , is...
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Autism
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Lynne Adkins
September 29, 2018 - 10:00 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- Researchers at a North Jersey center will be looking for new ways to tackle a growing problem. Autism rates in New Jersey are significantly higher than the national average, says Dr. Elizabeth Torres, principal investigator of the New Jersey Autism Center of...
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