Autism
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Teacher of the Week: Carla Simon
Submitted by Randy Aldridge on Wed, 12/17/2014 - 7:43am.

videoCarla Simon has only lived in the Cape Fear area for nine months, but she has already discovered a classroom of students that inspire her.

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Autism insurance in NC subject of pro-Tillis ad
Submitted by Makenzi Henderson on Tue, 09/23/2014 - 8:44pm.

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.

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EXPLORE WITH GEORGE: Oasis NC
Submitted by Ashley Cimino on Fri, 08/29/2014 - 9:04pm.

videoThe very last Downtown Sundown Concert finished Friday night. Wristband sales benefited the non-profit Oasis NC.

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ONLY ON 3: Father says autistic son taken home from school in deputy's car, possibly in handcuffs
Submitted by Alyssa Rosenberg on Thu, 05/15/2014 - 5:05pm.

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.

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Health mandate coverage clouds NC session opening
Submitted by WWAY on Wed, 05/14/2014 - 11:04am.

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.

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Jewelry sales benefit autism awareness
Submitted by Ashley Jacobs on Wed, 04/02/2014 - 5:45am.

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.

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Teacher of the Week: Kelly Feamster
Submitted by Ashley Jacobs on Tue, 10/01/2013 - 5:00pm.

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.

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ONLY ON 3: City says autistic boy's chickens must go
Submitted by Katie Harden on Thu, 11/01/2012 - 4:28pm.

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.

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Autism brain samples damaged after freezer problem
Submitted by WWAY on Mon, 06/11/2012 - 11:14am.

Scientists say a freezer malfunction at a Boston-area hospital has damaged one-third of the world's largest collection of autism brain samples.

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Fraternal twins with autism: Is risk in the womb?
Submitted by WWAY on Mon, 07/04/2011 - 3:50pm.

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.

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