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Researchers Find Pesticides May Increase Chances Of Having Autistic Child

A recent autism study found that pregnant women who lived near farms where pesticides were used had a two-thirds higher risk of having children with autism.

06/26/2014

Study finds giving parents new information about vaccines actually made them more likely to oppose vaccinating a future child. (Getty Images)

Study: Vaccination Messages May Backfire

Giving parents new information about vaccines actually made them more likely to oppose vaccinating a future child.

03/04/2014

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Man Accused Of Sexually Assaulting Autistic Teen At Funeral Home During Wake

Stratford police say a 74-year-old man has been charged with sexually assaulting a teenage boy at a funeral home during a wake.

02/05/2014

Sandy Hook Elementary School, exterior of building (Courtesy Connecticut State Police)

Sandy Hook Commission Hears About Programs For Those With Autism

By PAT EATON-ROBB, Associated Press HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ An expert told a commission looking into the Sandy Hook Elementary school massacre in Connecticut on Friday that there is no data linking autism with increased […]

01/17/2014

Courtesy University of Saint Joseph.

University To Build Institute For Autism

West Hartford’s University of Saint Joseph announced plans Tuesday to build a new facility that would feature a special institute for autism.

06/18/2013

Simsbury Joins “Light It Up Blue” Autism Campaign

Connecticut lawmakers have joined in as the Town of Simsbury launches its participation in the “Light it up Blue” campaign organized by international advocacy group Autism Speaks.

04/01/2013

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TTYM: Stephen A. Smith Said What?? And People Like Mike Vick

Stephen, Please! ESPN’s Stephen A. Smith came under fire Thursday for using a racial slur on Thursday’s edition of First Take.  The comment happened during a discussion of whether or not Kobe Bryant will play in […]

10/26/2012

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150 Brains Lost After Freezer Malfunctions At Harvard Hospital

One hundred fifty frozen brains used in autism studies were lost after a freezer malfunctioned at a Harvard-affiliated hospital.

06/12/2012

Black flame and smoke damage is visible on the side of a house on Vineyard Avenue in Newington.  A mother and daughter died after the fire broke out. Photo by WTIC's Matt Dwyer.

Mother, Daughter Killed In Overnight Fire

Newington officials say an early morning house fire has killed a woman and her autistic daughter.

04/05/2012

Rep. John Larson, D-Conn (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

Autism Speaks Gathering Monday in West Hartford

Connecticut Congressman John Larson, two Obama administration officials, parents and others are gathering for a community forum in West Hartford about autism spectrum disorders.

09/26/2011

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