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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

Police officers pitch in to throw a birthday party for a boy with autism. (WBZ-TV)

Police Go Above The Call Of Duty To Help Boy With Autism Celebrate His Birthday

A Cambridge police officer recruited cops from 10 departments across the state to help Logan Pearson celebrate his birthday complete with a police escort to the party.

02/22/2014

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Auburn Offers Training On Dealing With Fire In A Home When A Child Has Autism

When there’s a fire in the home of a child with autism it poses special challenges for parents and caregivers.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030–02/19/2014

Logan Pearson with his parents and the piles of birthday cards. (WBZ-TV)

Andover Boy With Autism Gets Birthday Cards From Around The World After Mom’s Facebook Post

He has had 11 birthdays and his family says no one has ever really paid attention. Until now.

02/10/2014

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