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Arts Groups Offer 'Sensory-Friendly' Performances for People with Autism

Sunday, April 26, 2015

A growing number of performing arts venues offer programs for families affected by autism spectrum disorder. It's helping some orchestras demonstrate their relevance.
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The Leonard Lopate Show

The Future of Research, and Public Awareness, of Autism

Monday, April 20, 2015

Former First Lady Rosalynn Carter and Autism Science Foundation founder Alison Singer discuss the field of autism research.

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The Sporkful

Comic Ron Funches' Autistic Son Loves Oreos With Bacon

Monday, April 20, 2015

The popular comedian talks about trying to eat healthier and the frustrations of getting his autistic son to do the same. Plus Ron explains why comedy is a lot like cooking.

The Takeaway

School Discipline: When Local Police Call the Shots

Friday, April 10, 2015

An investigation from the Center for Public Integrity finds that schools refer racial minorities and students with disabilities to police at rates much higher than their white peers.

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The Takeaway

How Fraud & Lazy Science Led Us to Vaccine Madness

Wednesday, February 04, 2015

A study linking autism to vaccines was debunked and retracted but the perception it created lives on. The journalist who exposed the faulty science weighs in.

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The Takeaway

Autism, All Grown Up

Tuesday, February 03, 2015

For adults with autism, it can be difficult to find services and programs to help navigate the world and job market. 

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The Takeaway

Today's Takeaways: A Russian Flash Point, Women in Power, and Austism Grows Up

Tuesday, February 03, 2015

The Takeaway explores the escalating conflict in Ukraine, the number of women in Congressional leadership positions, and services for autistic adults.

PRI's The World

No matter where in the world you are, opting out of childhood vaccines can be a catastrophic choice

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

The new NOVA special, "Vaccines: Calling the Shots," explores the lingering global resistance to vaccination campaigns. Case studies from around the world explain just how bad the impact can be when groups opt out of childhood shots.

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Studio 360

Aha Moment: Aladdin, Iago… and Owen

Friday, August 08, 2014

When Owen Suskind was three years old, he was diagnosed with regressive autism. Doctors told his parents, Ron and Cornelia, that he might never speak again. But Ron found a way to connect with his son, using scenes from Disney films.

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On The Media

Seth Mnookin on the Panic Virus

Friday, May 02, 2014

There is a scientific consensus that the oft-claimed link between vaccines and Autism simply doesn't exist. And yet, after a decade of no convincing evidence of a link many in the public are still scared and vaccination rates are down. In an interview that originally aired in 2011, Bob speaks to Seth Mnookin, author of The Panic Virus, about why it's so hard to dislodge misinformation and fear.

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Schoolbook

A Day After Funeral, a Push for 'Avonte's Law'

Sunday, January 26, 2014

A day after the funeral for missing autistic teen Avonte Oquendo, Senator Chuck Schumer is sponsoring a bill to allocate $10 million in federal funds to make tracking devices available for people with autism.

 

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WNYC News

At Autistic Boy's Funeral, "It Felt Like It Was New York's Son"

Saturday, January 25, 2014

Hundreds of New Yorkers came to pay their final respects to Avonte Oquendo, the missing autistic boy, whose funeral was held on Saturday just over a week after his remains were discovered in the East River.

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Schoolbook

Avonte's Case Spurs Greater Awareness of Autism

Friday, January 24, 2014

The death of Avonte Oquendo, an autistic teen who ran out of his school unsupervised, has sparked a wider conversation: what's the role of the wider community when it comes to caring for kids with severe disabilities? The topic generated lively conversation on Friday's Brian Lehrer Show.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

How Can We Prevent Another Avonte Oquendo Tragedy?

Friday, January 24, 2014

Liz Feld, president of Autism Speaks, examines the realities of caring for autistic children after the tragic news of Avonte Oquendo's death.

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WNYC News

Remains Are Autistic Teen's; Family to Sue City

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

The New York City medical examiner's office says that human remains found along the East River are those of 14 year-old Avonte Oquendo, an autistic student missing for three months.

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Schoolbook

Family Fears Remains Belong to Missing Autistic Child

Friday, January 17, 2014

There may have been a break in the search for Avonte Oquendo, the autistic and mute boy who went missing this fall. The medical examiner worked to identify human remains found along the East River waterfront while the family's lawyer said the clothing found matched what the boy was wearing when he ran out of school in early October.

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Schoolbook

Lawyer for Missing Boy says D.O.E. Documented Mistakes at His School

Monday, December 23, 2013

It’s been two and a half months since a mute autistic boy ran out of his special education school after lunch. Now, an internal investigation by the Department of Education finds alarming missteps and confusion at the school after 14-year-old Avonte Oquendo disappeared, according to his family’s lawyer.

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Schoolbook

For Missing Boy's Family, a Sad but Familiar Cycle

Thursday, November 07, 2013

There are fewer volunteers showing up at the family's command center, and the announcements made by the MTA about Avonte Oquendo are fewer and farther between. More than a month after the autistic boy disappeared from Riverview School in Long Island City, his family has entered a new phase in their anguishing search.

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Schoolbook

Mother of Missing Child Calls Kelly's Remarks 'Heartless'

Friday, October 25, 2013

Three weeks after he disappeared, the family of Avonte Oquendo lashed out at the city's police commissioner for suggesting the boy could be dead.

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Schoolbook

Volunteers Vow to Ramp Up Search if NYPD Backs Off

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Even if the police decide to scale back, volunteers and relatives said they will not stop looking for Avonte Oquendo, the ninth grader who ran away from his school over two weeks ago.

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