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By Kaye Wonderhouse On Monday, September 9th, 2019
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Missing autistic boy Zavire Portis found dead in Inglewood park swimming pool

The body of a nonverbal 9-year-old boy with autism, Zavire Dion Portis, was found in a swimming pool at an Inglewood park in California, just hours after he was reported missing at the same park, authorities said. Zavire More...

By The Dispatch On Thursday, September 5th, 2019
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Home health care owner, Diandra Bankhead pleads guilty to defrauding Georgia Medicaid

Diandra Bankhead, the owner and operator of Elite Homecare (“Elite”), an Atlanta-based home healthcare provider, has pleaded guilty to defrauding Medicaid by submitting thousands of fraudulent claims for services More...

By The Dispatch On Wednesday, August 28th, 2019
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Autism: Rates among racial minorities increasing faster

Autism rates among racial minorities in the United States have increased by double digits in recent years, with black rates now exceeding those of whites in most states and Hispanic rates growing faster than any More...

By The Dispatch On Saturday, February 16th, 2019
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Las Vegas Man, Fredy Hernandez-Gomez Charged for Receiving Sexually Explicit Photos From Autistic Minor Victim

A Las Vegas man who repeatedly played the game of “truth or dare” with an autistic girl to entice her to send him sexually explicit photos was sentenced to eight years in federal prison to be followed by lifetime More...

By Brandon Jones On Wednesday, November 28th, 2018
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Orlando mother Leslie McKinley murders son, Kody Larue, then herself

The Orange County Sheriff’s Office are investigating the deaths of Leslie McKinley and her 14-year-old son, Kody Larue, as a murder suicide after being found dead in their Azalea Park home Monday afternoon. Sheriff’s More...

By The Dispatch On Tuesday, November 20th, 2018
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Hawthorne Man, Ali Elmezayen Charged in Insurance Scheme by Killing His Autistic Children

A Hawthorne man is due in court this afternoon after being arrested last week on federal charges that allege he intentionally drove his domestic partner and two severely autistic children off a pier into the ocean More...

By The Dispatch On Wednesday, January 24th, 2018
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Zebrafish study provides new insights into autism spectrum disorder research

Exposure to a compound used to treat migraines and seizures causes characteristics associated with autism, groundbreaking research with zebrafish has demonstrated. Image/ArtsyBee via pixabay The study conducted More...

By Butter Bracco On Tuesday, January 2nd, 2018
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New Jersey teen, Scott Kologi, murders family on New Year’s Eve: Steve Kologi, Linda Kologi, Brittany Kologi, Mary Schultz all dead

Just ahead of New Year’s Eve, a 16-year-old boy used a rifle to shoot and kill his parents, sister and a family friend inside the parents’ home in a coastal city in southern New Jersey. The Monmouth More...

By Guest Author On Thursday, November 9th, 2017
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The Use of Stress Balls for the Treatment of Autism

While autism is untreatable, some things can help reduce some of the main symptoms of the condition – the sensory symptoms. One of these things is the use of stress balls. Individuals with autism, children and More...

By The Dispatch On Wednesday, April 26th, 2017
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Autism complexities: Chronic GI distress, sleep disturbances and ADHD

Autism Speaks today issued the first in a series of annual, in-depth reports on special topics in autism. Autism and Health: Advances in Understanding and Treating the Health Conditions that Frequently Accompany More...

By Guest Author On Tuesday, July 7th, 2015
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The Difference Between Vaccine Injury Compensation and Personal Injury Cases Explained

Awareness of the anti-vaccination movement may have only become widespread in recent years, but its roots go way back to the 60s and 70s. Today, the movement’s popularity can be attributed to the ease of spreading More...

By Brandon Jones On Friday, September 5th, 2014
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Adam Matos, caught after Amber Alert, 4 dead bodies found – Ismael Santisteban safe

Pasco County sheriff’s deputies reported a child with autism missing and four bodies nearby while conducting a welfare check Thursday. The search immediately began as an Amber Alert was been issued for 4-year-old More...

By Brandon Jones On Wednesday, June 18th, 2014
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Antonio Jaramillo talks ‘Dallas’ season 3, the role of Luiz, Oliver Stone and World Cup

Actor Antonio Jaramillo is turning heads with his role on TNT’s Dallas and the FOX series Gang Related. Dallas is in their third season and Jaramillo talked with Dispatch Radio about the show. Luis is “the More...

By Robert Herriman On Sunday, April 6th, 2014
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Chili’s backpeddles on donations to National Autism Association after customer outrage

Chili’s Grill & Bar plan for it’s April 7 “Give Back Event” has been canceled after a huge response from people who feel the National Autism Association’s views on the (anti-vaccine) More...

By Robert Herriman On Saturday, April 5th, 2014
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Vaccinations: What do Americans think?

A recent survey published by the National Consumers League (NCL) shows that too many Americans are misinformed about vaccines and this is certainly a major contributing factor to the rise of vaccine preventable More...

By The Dispatch On Wednesday, April 2nd, 2014
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Majority of adults support mandatory vaccinations for school-aged children, 33% of parents with young children believe ‘vaccinations can cause autism’

PRESS RELEASE According to a survey released today by the National Consumers League (NCL), the nation’s pioneering consumer organization, adult Americans lack sufficient information about the safety of vaccines More...

By Robert Herriman On Saturday, March 29th, 2014
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Donald Trump weighs in on vaccine-autism link, later resorts to name-calling

Billionaire real estate mogul, Donald Trump took to Twitter Thursday after the release of the new Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) report on the new, increased estimates on autism spectrum disorder More...

By The Dispatch On Friday, March 28th, 2014
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Autism more common in boys: CDC

PRESS RELEASE The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that 1 in 68 children (or 14.7 per 1,000 eight-year-olds) in multiple communities in the United States has been identified with autism More...

By Robert Herriman On Thursday, March 20th, 2014
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Medical conspiracism: Monsanto, autism and the CIA-HIV link

In a new survey publish in the JAMA Internal Medicine this week, researchers from the University of Chicago looked at some of the more common “medical conspiracies” and how much the public subscribes More...

By Robert Herriman On Monday, March 17th, 2014
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Possible link between soy formula and seizures in children with autism: study

NEWS RELEASE A University of Wisconsin-Madison researcher has detected a higher rate of seizures among children with autism who were fed infant formula containing soy protein rather than milk protein. The study More...


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