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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. […]

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