Autism

Sam is 19, and will age out of autism services in a couple years. (Image: WBZ-TV)

In Their Shoes: The ‘Tsunami’ Of Young Adults Aging Out Of Autism Services

In the next decade, a half million young adults with autism will need a place to live, and a job. It’s bringing a wave of anxiety to those who care for them.

04/28/2015

MMR vaccine. (WBZ-TV)

Study: MMR Vaccine Does Not Trigger Autism

New information that some doctors say could end concerns about the link between vaccines and autism.

04/22/2015

Autism

NightSide – April Is Autism Awareness Month

BOSTON (CBS) – April is autism awareness month, so we thought we’d take some time tonight to talk about this scary and all-too-common disorder. The CDC estimates that autism affects one out of sixty-eight children […]

WBZ NewsRadio 1030–04/17/2015

(Image Credit: Boston Opera House)

Autism-Friendly Performance Of Cinderella Coming To Boston Opera House

This October’s performance was inspired by the success of last year’s autism-friendly Lion King play.

03/03/2015

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

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