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Single Mom of Autistic Children Helps Struggling Families: 'God Gave Me My Kids for a Reason'

Single Mom of Autistic Children Helps Struggling Families: 'God Gave Me My Kids for a Reason'

Originally posted 05/13/2015 10:00AM

Single mom Yadira Galván couldn't find the help her three children with disabilities needed – so she started a program to assist other families like hers in Kennewick, Washington.

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Teen Battling Epilepsy Fights for the Right to Take Medical Marijuana at School

Teen Battling Epilepsy Fights for the Right to Take Medical Marijuana at School

Originally posted 05/07/2015 05:40PM

Roger and Lora Barbour have seen their daughter, Genny, make incredible strides since they started giving her physician-prescribed medical marijuana last September to ease her seizures.

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Robert F. Kennedy Jr. Says Mandatory Vaccination Will Cause a 'Holocaust' | Robert Kennedy Jr.

Robert F. Kennedy Jr. Says Mandatory Vaccination Will Cause a 'Holocaust'

Originally posted 04/09/2015 11:55AM

Robert F. Kennedy Jr. strongly reiterated his stance against the mandatory vaccination of children on Tuesday.

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Why Nikki Reed Supports Autism Awareness

Why Nikki Reed Supports Autism Awareness

Originally posted 03/10/2015 08:00AM

As spokesperson for the Lindt Gold Bunny Celebrity Auction, which launches Tuesday and benefits Autism Speaks, Nikki Reed is passionate about countering labels and fighting stereotypes.

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Filed Under: Autism, Health, Nikki Reed
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Movie Theaters Turn Lights Up, Sound Down During Special Screenings for Kids with Autism

Movie Theaters Turn Lights Up, Sound Down During Special Screenings for Kids with Autism

Originally posted 02/22/2015 02:30PM

Saturday mornings have just become a lot more enjoyable for children with autism in Canada.

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School Lunch Buddies Make a World of Difference for 13-Year-Old with Autism

A Lesson in Kindness: Seventh-Graders Form a Lunch-Buddies Club for Classmate with Autism

Originally posted 11/15/2014 04:30PM

Kansas teen Tate Smith's diagnosis of autism at age 2 sent his mother, Lisa, scrambling for answers. But first came the dread.

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Susan Boyle Confesses Asperger's Syndrome Makes Her Feel Like 'King Kong's Mother'

Susan Boyle Confesses Asperger's Syndrome Makes Her Feel Like 'King Kong's Mother'

Originally posted 11/15/2014 02:45PM

On stage she feels "safe," but it's life out of the spotlight that's difficult for Susan Boyle.

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Jacqueline Laurita: 'It's Been Positive Being Away' from RHONJ

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Jacqueline Laurita: 'It's Been Positive Being Away' from Real Housewives of New Jersey

Originally posted 11/12/2014 10:00AM

After five seasons on The Real Housewives of New Jersey, Jacqueline Laurita knew it was time to take a break from reality TV.

"It was just very stressful," she tells PEOPLE. "So I agreed to do it part-time. It's been positive being away from the craziness of the show."

While the mom of three still appears in the show's sixth season, she's been focusing her time on family, including son Nicholas, who was diagnosed with autism in 2012.

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Jerry Seinfeld Believes He's on the Autism Spectrum | Jerry Seinfeld

Jerry Seinfeld Believes He's on the Autism Spectrum

Originally posted 11/07/2014 01:30PM

It takes a lot of guts to do standup, let alone front one of TV's most popular sitcoms for years. But despite all of that, comedian Jerry Seinfeld says he's not the social butterfly many assume him to be.

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Filed Under: Autism, Jerry Seinfeld

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