Autism

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Lynne Adkins
March 22, 2020 - 5:56 pm
Starting Monday morning, there will be a new resource for families to keep members with autism engaged during this period of coronavirus-related social distancing at home. Read more here.
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Flyers Youth Special Hockey team
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Andrew Kramer
February 17, 2020 - 3:11 pm
After the Flyers finished practice in Voorhees, special guests joined them on the ice: the Flyers Youth Special Hockey team. Read more here.
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Muzz Skillings with those performing at the Autism Awareness and Fundraising Concert.
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Paul Kurtz
February 14, 2020 - 5:32 pm
An organization that utilizes football as therapy for children with autism is branching out. Read more here.
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Lynne Adkins
February 03, 2020 - 5:00 am
Saint Joseph’s and Thomas Jefferson universities are joining forces to train physicians to become more sensitive to the needs of people with autism. Read more here.
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17-year-old Jack Stockmal (left) and his mother Carrie (middle), with neuropsychologist Jennifer West-Gavin and service companion dog Lullaby (right).
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Andrew Kramer
November 17, 2019 - 11:46 am
In the past, the Wells Fargo Center would offer a sensory-friendly lounge for fans with autism during one Flyers game a season. Now, that lounge will be open during one home game a month.
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Blue pumpkin bucket
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John McDevitt
October 25, 2019 - 7:34 pm
Not everyone will be able to say “trick or treat” on Thursday. A distinct pumpkin trend is raising awareness so everyone feels included, but some parents feel it does the opposite. Read more here.
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Nathaniel Norris
Philadelphia Police Department
May 31, 2019 - 11:32 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Philadelphia police are searching for a missing 14-year-old boy who has autism. Nathaniel Norris was last seen in the Oxford Circle neighborhood on Monday, just before 6 p.m. Norris is 6' 3" and was seen wearing a red-and-black hoodie and black-and-white sneakers, and...
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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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Derrick Jones
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
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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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