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Autism

Autism insurance in NC subject of pro-Tillis ad

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An group that says it's not required to disclose donors is spending another $2 million on television ads promoting U.S. Senate candidate Thom Tillis by highlighting his support for requiring insurance coverage for autism disorders. Full story...
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EXPLORE WITH GEORGE: Oasis NC

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videoThe very last Downtown Sundown Concert finished Friday night. Wristband sales benefited the non-profit Oasis NC. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Father says autistic son taken home from school in deputy's car, possibly in handcuffs

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videoA Bladen County dad is upset after he says his autistic son was taken out of class and put into a sheriff deputy's car. Full story...
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Health mandate coverage clouds NC session opening

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North Carolina lawmakers returning to Raleigh have reached an early impasse on disputed legislation surrounding autism insurance coverage as the first gavel on this year's session fell. Full story...
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Jewelry sales benefit autism awareness

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videoApril is Autism Awareness month and some local stylists are joining a nationwide effort to raise money for autism awareness and provide financial support for families dealing with autism. Check out this story to learn how you can buy some gorgeous items that help others. Full story...
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Teacher of the Week: Kelly Feamster

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videoSeveral Brunswick County parents took the time to nominate one teacher for her exceptional work...with exceptional children. Mrs. Kelly Feamster works with kids with special needs, particularly children with autism. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: City says autistic boy's chickens must go

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video Dealing with autism can be tough, but some unique perspectives have allowed growth that otherwise may be impossible. Now one family says the City of Wilmington has decided that their approach to help their autistic son is illegal. Full story...
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Autism brain samples damaged after freezer problem

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Scientists say a freezer malfunction at a Boston-area hospital has damaged one-third of the world's largest collection of autism brain samples. Full story...
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Fraternal twins with autism: Is risk in the womb?

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Experts have blamed most of the risk for autism on inherited genes. Now one of the largest studies of twins and autism shifts the focus to the womb. It suggests that the mother's age and health may play a larger role than was thought. Full story...
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HEALTHWATCH: Disputed autism study sparks debate about vaccines

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videoMore than a decade after a British doctor linked vaccinations to autism in children, his study is being called a fraud. Full story...
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Autistic kids get chance to surf

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videoSome 160 families showed up at Wrightsville Beach Thursday morning so kids with autism could learn how to catch a wave. Full story...
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Local mother starts autism summer school

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videoA local mother of two autistic boys has turned the challenges of her situation into a blessing for many other families. She was able to single-handedly start a summer school for autistic children. Full story...
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Autism cause hard to pinpoint

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As many as one in every 166 children in this country is diagnosed with autism, but medical researchers still know little about its cause. As the number of autism cases continues to rise, doctors still don't know why. Full story...
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