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BREAKING NEWS: How To Apply For Autism Tracking Devices

Officials are offering more details regarding how families can access the technology federally funded tracking devices for kids with autism.

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Avonte’s Law to Fund GPS for Autistic Children

NEW YORK—A law to fund voluntary tracking devices for children with autism was introduced by Sen. Charles E. Schumer at a Jan. 26 press conference at his Manhattan office.

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Missing Teen With Autism Found

Michael Karwan Found

A week after he was declared missing by New Jersey police, Michael Karwan, a high-functioning autistic teenager, has been found in Cleveland, Ohio. Currently, the boy remains with the police, who have confirmed that he was found safe.

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Update: Missing Autistic Teen Possibly in Manhattan

Walter Karwan, Michael's son, speaks to the press, hoping it will help his son return home.

Leads from police suggest that Michael Karwan, the high-functioning autistic teen who went missing Tuesday night, might be in Manhattan.

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Autistic Teen In Marlboro, NJ Goes Missing

Marlboro, NJ Police are looking for 19-year-old, high-functioning autistic teen Michael Karwan, who was last seen Tuesday night.

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New Companies Hiring Autistic People for Their Unique Skills

A new company called Meticulon is looking to specifically hire people with autism to be specialized information technology consultants.   The chief technical coach of the company, Michael D’Souza, explains that there are many benefits of hiring autistic people.   “They can focus strongly on a particular task and identify problems the rest of us [...]

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10 Characteristics of Asperger’s Syndrome

1. Difficulty Developing Friendships Children with Asperger’s syndrome may struggle to form and maintain friendships, due to a lack of social skills. They may lack the skills necessary to talk to other children or participate in group activities, though they may deeply long for this connection with their peers. 2. Selective Mutism Children with Asperger’s [...]

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Parents: How Well Do You Know Your Child’s Medicine?

Many children with autism are prescribed daily medication to [ideally] alleviate some of his or her symptoms, usually for a co-existing disorder. A recent study found that of the observed 34,000 children, nearly two-thirds were taking at least one medication. Furthermore, of that group, more than one-third were taking two medications, and even one in [...]

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Where is Avonte? NYPD May Scale Back

14-year-old non-verbal autistic boy, Avonte Oquendo, has been missing for 19 days. The search for Avonte has been quite extensive, using infrared cameras, voice-overs of his mother calling out for him, posters, announcements, etc., but to no avail. So what now? The New York Police Department is still continuing to search for the boy, interviewing [...]

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