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Calvin Klein Model Defends Sister with Autism After She Is Kicked out of Russian Café

Calvin Klein Model Defends Sister with Autism After She Is Kicked out of Russian Café

Originally posted 08/14/2015 04:00PM

A supermodel is defending her sister with autism and cerebral palsy after she was allegedly kicked out of a café in Russia and told she was scaring the customers.

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Teen Lovingly Escorts Autistic Twin Across the Stage at Their High School Graduation

Teen Lovingly Escorts Autistic Twin Across the Stage at Their High School Graduation

Originally posted 06/01/2015 10:20AM

Aly Bonville's life at home and in school has always been deeply intertwined with her twin brother, Anders, a non-verbal autistic teen with the cognitive abilities of a 2-year-old.

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Former Pharmaceutical Exec Sentenced to 18 Years for Killing 8-Year-Old Autistic Son

Former Pharmaceutical Exec Gigi Jordan Sentenced to 18 Years for Killing 8-Year-Old Autistic Son

Originally posted 05/28/2015 08:20PM

Gigi Jordan, a former pharmaceutical executive and New York socialite, was sentenced Thursday to 18 years in prison after being convicted in the poisoning death of her autistic 8-year-old son.

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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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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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