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Puzzles Bakery & Cafe’ Is Great For The Community

In April, a new business opened up in downtown Schenectady that hired employees with special needs, which includes autism and other developmental disabilities.

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LAX Expected To Be Busiest US Airport During Thanksgiving Holiday Travel Period
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Family Thrown Off Flight Because Autistic Teen Was Disruptive [VIDEO]

Did you read that headline?  Terrible, right?  If you haven't heard the story, let's review -and tell me if you agree with the airline's decision. 

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Bullied Autistic Boy Gets A Carnival Thanks To Some Local Police

An 11-year-old boy that has autism from North Adams was bullied last week by some very mean kids.

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Hurray! A Cafe That Hires Developmentally Disabled [VIDEO]

I guess my word of the day is 'Hurray"!   Hurray for Puzzles Bakery and Cafe for being so forward thinking, and hurray for a hard worker and family friend, Matt Genovese.

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The Most Disgusting Letter I Have Ever Seen – A Neighbor Writes It To A Woman With An Autistic Son

This honestly makes me sick. I feel like I should put out some sort of warning to people before they read it, however it doesn't contain violence or sexually explicit language. No, it is far worse than anything that we as a society deem socially unacceptable. Yet to me, it is the FIRST thing we should all be condemning.

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An Amazing 6 Year Old With Autism Plays and Sings Billy Joel’s Piano Man [VIDEO]

I find autism a fascinating "condition".  Or is it?  Some think of it as a deficiency of some sort.  When you see this video, it might just change your mind. 

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Shocking, Disgusting Video Of Autistic Girl Getting Bullied At A Bus Stop [VIDEO]

This year I've had the privilege of working with school kids and writing anti-bullying songs. After what we're seeing this year, I think I may need to write one song a day!   You'll never believe this video.  Ir sickens me to post it, but it needs to be shown.

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Wildwood Programs Helps More Than Children With Autism

There’s a place in the Capital Region that has been set up to help with some very extraordinary people called Wildwood.

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From Flickr user BLW Photography
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Autism Testing Must Be Covered By Health Insurers In New York

I know at least 8 people personally who have children afflicted with autism. Whether you know it or not, you probably know someone with a child that has autism to some degree as well.

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Autism A Greater Risk in Children with Autistic Sibling

A new study published online Monday in Pediatrics, shows nearly one in five children with an autistic older sibling will develop the disorder, too.

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Image: Flametheband.com
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A Very Special C.D. Release Party for Local Band “Flame”

Many years ago on the "Sean and Richie Show", we had a very special local band on the air. The band is "Flame" and it is made up entirely of incredibly talented people who also happen to be physically and or developmentally challenged, including autism, down syndrome, mental retardation and blindness. 

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