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Arlington Developers Hope Their Robot Helps Autistic Kids

With autism now at what some experts call “epidemic” levels, some North Texas entrepreneurs say technology is the key to making treatment more affordable and therefore available to more families.

04/26/2012

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Plano Mom Creates App To Help With Son’s Autism

Like any Mom, Karen Carmeli is full of pride when she talks about her son, 9-year-old Yair. “He was a great baby… always happy. He was such a joy, and still is.” Yair is also autistic.

04/19/2012

As Autistic Population Grows, So Does Need For Jobs

The Centers for Disease Control now estimates that one child in 88 in the United States is autistic. And there is no cure — only treatment.

04/13/2012

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Study: Autism Risk Tied To Mom’s Obesity During Pregnancy

Autism is more likely to occur in children whose mothers were obese while pregnant, new research suggests.

04/09/2012

A 4-year-old autistic boy undergoing intensive therapy. (credit: Getty Images/David Silverman/Newsmakers)

Autistic Child’s Mother Discusses Challenges

The Centers for Disease Control now estimates that one in 88 children in the US have autism. Fifteen-year-old Michael Susens is one of them, diagnosed when he was just two years old.

04/02/2012

A CBS 11 News studio was colored blue in honor of World Autism Awareness Day on April 2, 2012. (credit: KTVT/KTXA)

DFW Turns Blue For World Autism Awareness Day

Buildings across North Texas, and all around the globe, are basking in blue on Monday as part of World Autism Awareness Day.

04/02/2012

A 4-year-old autistic boy undergoing intensive therapy. (credit: Getty Images/David Silverman/Newsmakers)

CDC: Autism Affects One In 88 U.S. Children

ew numbers from the Centers for Disease Control show a significant jump in children with autism.

03/29/2012

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Study Says Moms Of Autistic Kids Earn 56 Percent Less

When a child in the family has autism, parents often devote extra time and finances to ensure the best possible outcomes for the child’s future.

03/19/2012

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Parents Use Hidden Camera To Capture Abuse Of Autistic Son

An Allen couple suspected a caretaker was abusing their autistic son. But they had trouble convincing operators of the group home where he was living, as well as state authorities.

02/29/2012

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Medical Expert Talks Autism, Statin Drugs, Breakfast

Dr. Crystal Foster joins CBS 11 News to talk about a new statin drug warning from the FDA, a new study on autism, and the trend of eating two breakfasts.

02/29/2012

A 4-year-old autistic boy undergoing intensive therapy. (credit: Getty Images/David Silverman/Newsmakers)

Autism Not Diagnosed As Early In Minority Children

One in 110. That is the estimated number of children who have Autism in the United States. A new report is raising concerns about the time it takes to diagnose the development disorder in minority children, sometimes up to one and a half years longer.

02/28/2012

A 4-year-old autistic boy undergoing intensive therapy. (credit: Getty Images/David Silverman/Newsmakers)

Autism Not Diagnosed As Early In Minority Children

Early diagnosis is considered key for autism, but minority children tend to be diagnosed later than white children. Some new work is beginning to try to uncover why — and to raise awareness of the warning signs so more parents know they can seek help even for a toddler.

02/27/2012

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