Autism

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Georgia’s New Laws: Effective July 1

ATLANTA,GA (WAOK)-Wednesday marks the effective date for hundreds of bills and resolutions the General Assembly adopted this year. Here is a look at some of the more important new laws. Autism: Children ages 6 and […]

WAOK-AM–5 hours ago

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Study: Children Of Older Moms, Dads Have Higher Autism Risk

A new study suggests children of older mothers and fathers may have a higher risk of autism.

06/09/2015

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Autistic Child Turned Away From Clinic Because It Was Over State Lines

The invisible line that separates states kept a young, autistic child from receiving the care he needed after falling down a flight of stairs.

06/06/2015

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Georgia Governor Signs Bill Including Insurance For Kids With Autism

Many parents who have struggled to get medical help for their autistic children will now qualify for insurance coverage under a new law signed Wednesday by Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal.

04/29/2015

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House Sends Bill Guaranteeing Autism Insurance For Children

Insurers would be required to offer $30,000 of insurance coverage to treat children with autism under a bill headed to Gov. Nathan Deal’s desk.

04/02/2015

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Senate OKs Bill Guaranteeing Autism Insurance For Children

The Georgia Senate has overwhelmingly passed a bill requiring insurers to offer $30,000 of insurance coverage for treating autism in children.

03/31/2015

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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

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Study Shows Treatment In Infants Reduces Symptoms Of Autism

There is new hope in the fight against autism and it starts before a child is even diagnosed.

09/10/2014

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Autistic Child Caged To Control Behavior

(AP/WAOK) — An 11-year-old autistic boy who police suspect was kept in a cage has been removed from a Southern California home, and his parents have been arrested. Anaheim Police Lt. Bob Dunn says a […]

WAOK-AM–07/02/2014

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Researchers Find Pesticides May Increase Chances Of Having Autistic Child

A recent autism study found that pregnant women who lived near farms where pesticides were used had a two-thirds higher risk of having children with autism.

06/26/2014

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