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Vaccination (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Measles Outbreak: To Vaccinate Or Not Vaccinate

With the potential to affect thousands, the recent outbreak of measles in the U.S. has placed a spotlight on a debate that’s raged for years.

01/14/2015

Cayden Carbone and Officer Steven Mulcahy. (WBZ-TV)

Malden Police Officer’s Small Gesture Makes Big Difference For Young Boy

It only took 15 minutes, but a small gesture from a Malden police officer was an unexpected Christmas gift for a little boy with autism who was having a very bad day.

12/30/2014

Google glasses (WBZ-TV)

Local Entrepreneur-Scientist Develops Google Glass Program For Kids With Autism

Cambridge-based entrepreneur-scientist Ned Sahin and his team have been developing programs for Google Glass that build skills of kids with autism.

11/26/2014

Broadway in Boston is putting on a autism-friendly performance of "The Lion King" at the Boston Opera House. (WBZ-TV)

Broadway In Boston To Put On Autism-Friendly Performance Of ‘The Lion King’

The autism-friendly performance of “The Lion King” is for people on the autism spectrum who often can’t handle the high sensory output of a show.

09/25/2014

Photo credit: Lion King Broadway (Facebook)

‘Judgment Free’ Lion King Performance Planned For Autistic Audience

A special performance of The Lion King is aimed to create a “judgment free” environment for people with autism.

09/17/2014

Robbie Vargas, 3, was left on a school bus. (WBZ-TV)

Driver, Monitor Fired After Leaving Methuen Boy With Autism On School Bus

A 3-year-old boy with autism was left on a school bus after camp.

08/13/2014

Teresa Carrington claims these bruises on her son Scott came from a worker at a facility run by the May Institute. (Photo by Kim Tunnicliffe-WBZ NewsRadio 1030)

Mother Claims Autistic Son Beaten In Salem Group Home

Teresa Carrington of Lynn claims her 37-year-old son with autism was severely beaten back in March by a worker at the home, which is run by the May Institute.

07/14/2014

Autism

NightSide – Vincent Strully and Lisel Macenka In Studio For Autism Awareness Month

Shining A Light On Autism.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030–04/28/2014

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Mass. Higher Ed Report Due On Students With Intellectual Disability, Autism

A Massachusetts task force investigating the status of students in higher education with intellectual disabilities will release a report Monday.

04/27/2014

Child at school. (WBZ-TV)

Report Cites Rise In U.S. Children With Autism, Now At 1.2 Million

The Centers for Disease Control now estimates that 1 in 68 children may have some form of autism.

03/27/2014

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