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Autism

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Study: Autism Develops Early During Pregnancy

A new study has found that autism begins early in pregnancy.

03/27/2014

Study finds older fathers are at higher risk for having children with psychiatric problems. (Getty Images)

Huge Study Links Older Dads With Kids’ Psych Woes

Older fathers may face higher risks for having children with psychiatric problems.

02/27/2014

A government survey of parents says 1 in 50 U.S. schoolchildren has autism, surpassing another federal estimate for the disorder. (Photo by Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images for Autism Speaks)

Gov. Proposes Autism Coverage In State Health Plan

Gov. Nathan Deal is proposing the state employee health plan cover treatment of autism, a move applauded by advocates who say early intervention can improve behavior and quality of life.

01/16/2014

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Study: Signs Of Autism Can Be Found In Way Children Observe Others

A collaborative study conducted by researchers from several organizations, including Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, found that signs of autism are present in the first months of a child’s life.

11/07/2013

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Ga. Autism Project Looks To Early Detection

In a small room similar to a doctor’s office, Marlaina Dreher broke into applause as her 5-year-old son, Brandon, grabbed a red plastic spoon filled with puréed lasagna and fed himself.

09/21/2013

A government survey of parents says 1 in 50 U.S. schoolchildren has autism, surpassing another federal estimate for the disorder. (Photo by Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images for Autism Speaks)

CDC: 1 In 50 US School Kids Has Autism

A government survey of parents says 1 in 50 U.S. schoolchildren has autism, surpassing another federal estimate for the disorder.

03/20/2013

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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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Autism Cases Rise To 1 In 88 Kids, Nearly Twice As Common Than 5 Years Ago

Autism cases are on the rise again, largely due to wider screening and better diagnosis, federal health officials said Thursday.

03/29/2012

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Knuckle Sandwich With Ketchup: McDonald’s Manager Fired After Allegedly Punching Customer

A Marietta McDonald’s manager has been fired after being accused of punching a mother who brought a service dog and her autistic children into the restaurant.  Tiffany Denise Allen  is charged with battery, assault, fear and disorderly conduct. […]

WAOK-AM–07/25/2011