Autism

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Health Watch: Autism Rates Underestimated In US

A new government report suggests the number of children with autism in the U.S. is underestimated.

03/20/2013

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Redefinition Of Autism Could Impact Minn. Families

In the coming months there will be a big change in how we define autism.

12/21/2012

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Mom Sues After Therapy Was Denied To Son With Autism

A Minnesota mom says she’s suing two major insurance companies for not providing her son with the care he needs.

12/04/2012

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Study: Expecting Moms Need To Avoid The Flu

A new study suggests moms who get sick with the flu or fever while pregnant may have an increased risk of having a child with autism.

11/12/2012

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Minn. Autism Advocate Criticizes GOP’s Cravaack

An autism advocate accused Republican Rep. Chip Cravaack on Monday of revealing his son’s autism to get sympathy as he faces questions about his Minnesota ties in a tight congressional race.

10/29/2012

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Circus Juventas Teams Up To Fundraise With Fraser

Fraser is an organization helping families dealing with autism and Saturday night is their big benefit – their biggest fundraising event of the year.

10/27/2012

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TTYM: Stephen A. Smith Said What?? And People Like Mike Vick

Stephen, Please! ESPN’s Stephen A. Smith came under fire Thursday for using a racial slur on Thursday’s edition of First Take.  The comment happened during a discussion of whether or not Kobe Bryant will play in […]

10/26/2012

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Cravaack Reveals Son’s Autism As Minn. Ties Probed

Republican Rep. Chip Cravaack is defending his family’s move out of state last year by disclosing that his older son has autism.

10/26/2012

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Mall Of America Hosts ‘Walk For Autism Speaks’

Thousands of walkers headed to the Mall of America Saturday morning as it served as host for the annual “Walk for Autism Speaks” event.

10/13/2012

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Puppy Lovers Needed To Help Raise Assistance Dogs

Love puppies and helping people? Then a Minnesota organization could use your help.

09/11/2012

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Dog Finds Missing Wis. Boy Safe

Authorities say the 5-year-old boy with autism who went missing in Wisconsin on Tuesday has been found safe, and is reportedly in good condition.

07/04/2012

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Twin Cities Company Launches Toy Line For Kids With Autism

The popular Twin Cities toy company, Creative KidStuff, has launched a selection of toys for children with autism as part of Autism Awareness month in April.

04/06/2012

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Kennedy Wrestler With Autism Beats The Odds To State Ranking

To be among the best athletes in the state it takes hard work, passion and great coaching. That’s certainly the case for a unique athlete from Bloomington who is now beating the odds.

01/27/2012

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Redefining Autism Might Prevent Some From Help

The diagnosis for autism is about to undergo a big change, and it could mean the loss of certain services for some children.

01/20/2012

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Autism-Friendly Santas A Hit At Malls, Parties

Visiting the mall to share Christmas wishes with Santa has never been part of Ben Borre’s childhood, a sad but necessary concession to the autism that would make the noise, lights and crowds an unbearable torment for the 10-year-old.

12/21/2011

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MOA Offers Family Movie Time For Those With Autism

For most of us, going to and sitting through a movie is no big deal, but for someone with autism or for their families, it can be downright difficult.

11/04/2011

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Minnetonka Homecoming King, Mascot Beats The Odds Of Autism

When Minnetonka takes on Wayzata Friday night in the “Game of the Week” for WCCO-TV’s High School Sports Rally, you will note one big fan. He is the Minnetonka mascot, his name is Michael Korn and he is to his community the ultimate friend and fan.

09/30/2011

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Study: Siblings Of Kids With Autism Have Higher Risk Too

A new autism study found that siblings of children with autism have a much greater risk of developing the disorder than first thought.

08/15/2011

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Minn. Family Helps Start Camp For Kids With Autism

Being the parent of an autistic child can be lonely.

05/09/2011

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Autism Fears, Measles Spike Among Minn. Somalis

Health officials struggling to contain a measles outbreak that’s hit hard in Minneapolis’ large Somali community are running into resistance from parents who fear the vaccine could give their children autism.

04/02/2011

CDC, NIH To Study Autism Among Mpls. Somalis

National health groups are joining a study into autism rates among Somalis living in Minneapolis.

01/18/2011

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Investigation: Link Between Vaccine, Autism Unfounded

A groundbreaking study on Autism that linked the disorder to a vaccine for Measles, Mumps and Rubella is now being called a fraud.

01/06/2011

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Anderson Cooper Interviews Autism Study Author

Anderson Cooper spoke to the author of a British study linking autism to childhood vaccines about allegations that his study was fraudulent.

01/06/2011

9/21/10 Chad Hartman 1pm Hour

In his second hour on Tuesday, Chad focused on Autism. First he talked with Alison Singer, President of the Autism Science Foundation, about an an CDC study that claims there is no link between vaccinations […]

09/21/2010

Saturday Night with Esme Murphy – 6/19/10

Here are some of the highlights from Esme’s show on June 19th: Esme continues her series of interviews with this year’s Gubernatorial candidates as democratic hopeful Matt Entenza joins her in-studio. How does the oil […]

06/20/2010

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