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Autism Insurance Beneficiaries Rising in Missouri

The state insurance department says insurers paid for 3,070 people to receive autism services last year.

02/04/2014

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Overnight America Podcast: January 7th, 2013 – Robert Melillo, Peter Lubin

Dr. Robert Melillo is an internationally known lecturer, author, educator, researcher and clinician in the areas of neurology, rehabilitation, neuropsychology and neurobehavioral disorders in children. He’s also an expert in nutrition with more than 20 […]

01/07/2014

Terry and Victoria Smith

Father Pleads Not Guilty to Keeping Autistic Son in Urine Soaked Cage

Terry Smith has pleaded not guilty to one count of felony child endangerment. He is accused of keeping his autistic son in a urine soaked cage.

11/25/2013

Study Finds Infant’s Eyes Could Signal Autism

Researchers at Emory University, led by Dr. Warren Jones, studied eye movements in babies from birth to three years of age.

11/07/2013

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SLU Pediatrician Criticizes Vaccine Skeptics After Measles Outbreak

“It is really important, as parents, if you have fears for your kid’s safety, for those fears to be rational,” SLU Care pediatrician Dr. Ken Haller says.

08/28/2013

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon

Nixon Signs Mo. Special-Needs Scholarships Bill

The measure requires the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education to seek grants and donations to be used for the scholarships.

07/11/2013

KENNEDY

Charlie Brennan – Wednesday, April 3rd — Caroline Kennedy, Dr. John Mantovani on Autism

Charlie talks with Caroline Kennedy about her new book; with Dr. John Mantovani about the CDC figures on school children with autism; and with St. Louis Cardinals Broadcaster Mike Shannon.

04/03/2013

An OFallon, Missouri couple has been charged with endangering the welfare of their child, after police discovered they had been keeping their six-year-old autistic son in a cage in their basement, it was announced on March 15, 2013. (UPI/O'Fallon Police Department)

More Details Emerge In Caged Child Case

A question posed by many is whether or not officials in St. Charles County were derelict in their duties when they returned the child and five others.

03/20/2013

An OFallon, Missouri couple has been charged with endangering the welfare of their child, after police discovered they had been keeping their six-year-old autistic son in a cage in their basement, it was announced on March 15, 2013. (UPI/O'Fallon Police Department)

Parents Who Allegedly Caged Autistic Child Are Charged Years Later

Police say the autistic child was in a 3-foot-by-6-foot crib covered with a plywood top and held together with bungee cords and zip ties.

03/15/2013

Sandy Hook shooter Adam Lanza.

Experts: Don’t Blame Asperger’s For Newtown

There’s no evidence that suggests that people who have Asperger’s are more likely than anybody else to commit homicide, expert said.

12/19/2012

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