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According to FOX6 News, the Milwaukee Fire Department was dispatched to investigate reports of smoke coming from an apartment on Sept. 28, 2017. The firefighters forced entry into the apartment of Amelia Di Stasio, 23, and found smoke coming from the kitchen stove and what they initially thought was a pile of clothes in the bathtub.…

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Autism impacts thousands of families and children each year and many families deal with this issue without any prior knowledge of autism. Debra Islam is the mother of an autistic son, Gabriel, and has dedicated her life to educating families and communities on autism. Debra and her husband, Ahmed created Gabriel’s Horn Foundation as a way…

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When parents have a child with autism they face a difficult challenge of caring for a child who may be developmentally delayed and prone to a wide range of emotions. Parents must also shield their children from the cruelty of the world. Two parents in West Virginia were faced with this problem recently and it…

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Being a parent of a special needs and medically fragile child is a daunting task, especially if you have other children. One Georgia stepfather is now facing murder charges that deal with the death of his 11-year-old son. Police are saying that Michael David Smith, 32, a second grade teacher in Clayton County, Georgia, was…

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50 Cent was in major hot water with the autism community earlier this week when he posted a video of himself unknowingly mocking an autistic teenager. Not surprisingly, 50 had to eat his words and apologize for the goof up. However, 50’s scandal ended up inspiring fellow public villain Martin Shkreli to donate money to…

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Chicago Bulls center and native Chicagoan Nazr Mohammed, in conjunction with the Nazr Mohammed Foundation, recently hosted his 4th annual fundraiser benefit for autism research. The swanky affair was held at the chic Galleria Marchetti and featured a casino theme in addition to a raffle and a silent auction benefiting Easter Seals Metropolitan Chicago and the Turning Pointe…

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It is estimated that 1 in 81 Black children are diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder. Boys are diagnosed at a rate five times higher than girls. Unfortunately, this also means that many Black boys are often disciplined more harshly than others with the disorder. Such is the case for Kayleb Moon-Robinson of Virginia who is…

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  Black children are less likely to be diagnosed with autism or the Autism Spectrum Disorder than white children. Some of this can be attributed to the parents not recognizing that their child is at risk until a later age. Here are 13 warning signs that every parent should recognize in their child when it comes…

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There is a silent epidemic sweeping America and it affects the black community the hardest. This epidemic is autism and what is known as the Autism Spectrum Disorders, ASD. This condition is a developmental disability of severe chronic conditions due to mental and/or physical impairments. For people with developmental disabilities, major life activities such as…

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For many parents having a child with autism is a unique hardship. There has been discussion in the news regarding giving children vaccinations and the link to autism. A 2004 study by the CDC titled “Examining the possibility of a relationship between an MMR vaccine and Autism,” concluded that the vaccination did not cause autism.…

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Felicia Phillips is the managing partner of Fillips International, Inc. an Atlanta-based sustainability consulting and training firm that assists businesses with establishing the framework for their sustainable initiatives. As an entrepreneur for more than 20 years, Phillips has assisted in business development and raising capital for small and mid-sized businesses. She will be speaking this…

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Harvard School of Public Health has revealed that pregnant women who live in polluted areas, double their risk of giving birth to an autistic child, especially boys. The researchers found that the biggest offenders are diesel particulates and mercury. Lead author and research associate in the HSPH Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences Dr. Andrea Roberts reports,…

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The first word Stephen Wiltshire ever spoke was “paper.” He was six years old and his art supplies had been taken away from him in an effort to get him to communicate.  His second word was “crayon,” a tool he used to express himself through drawing. Today, the 37-year-old artist is world famous for his…

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