Day: January 3, 2018

Palmbeachpost.com: Musician visits Boca students to raise awareness about autism

Palmbeachpost.com: Musician visits Boca students to raise awareness about autism

First, they clapped. Then they stomped their feet. And when the chorus hit, the students chimed in. Together.

“We all live in a yellow submarine, a yellow submarine, a yellow submarine…”

The Beatles’ megahit was intended for children, but for the special needs students at Boca Raton’s Unicorn Village

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Tylerpaper.com: Tyler child one of 26 known patients in the world with genetic USP7 mutation

Tylerpaper.com: Tyler child one of 26 known patients in the world with genetic USP7 mutation

Five-year-old Rosie Wilt of Tyler is one of 26 known people in the world with a rare genetic mutation of the USP7 gene.

Rosie lives on the Autism spectrum, is nonverbal, and has developmental and behavioral issues and strabismus (the medical term for any eye misalignment). She only eats baby food. 

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Newsobserver.com: Maine lawmakers face costs besides Medicaid expansion

Newsobserver.com: Maine lawmakers face costs besides Medicaid expansion

Maine lawmakers facing big budget items this year like voter-approved Medicaid expansion must also figure out the future of funding for a minimum security prison and care for individuals with intellectual disabilities.

Lawmakers passed a two-year, $7.1 billion budget last summer that funded some programs for just one fiscal year.

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Pix11.com: Queens families say no heat in their homes, mom fears son living with autism will get sick

Pix11.com: Queens families say no heat in their homes, mom fears son living with autism will get sick

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ASTORIA, Queens — It’s been freezing for more than a week in New York and families in Queens’ Astoria Houses say they haven’t had heat in days.

Nirka Mercado, an Astoria Houses resident, is especially concerned about her 20-year-old Joshua Sanchez,who lives with

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Kcrg.com: Autism diagnoses increase

Kcrg.com: Autism diagnoses increase

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