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Ajc.com: SEC football tailgate in Alpharetta to benefit school for autism

Ajc.com: SEC football tailgate in Alpharetta to benefit school for autism

If you need a place to watch college football on Sept. 8, head to Alpharetta.

The city is hosting its sixth annual Grilling and Gridiron event to benefit The Lionheart School. The Alpharetta-based private non-profit school was established in 2000 and specializes in educating children with autism and other neurodevelopmental

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Ajc.com: Sesame Place is the world's first certified autism-friendly theme park

Ajc.com: Sesame Place is the world's first certified autism-friendly theme park

Langhorne, Pennsylvania’s “Sesame Street”-themed amusement park is now the world’s first certified autism-friendly theme park, boasting designated “low-sensory zones,” and trained, knowledgeable staffers.

» RELATED: Atlanta resources for those on the autism spectrum

Sesame Place partnered with the International Board of Credentialing and Continuing Education Standards to earn its classification as a Certified Autism Center.

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Ajc.com: Children with autism take on world's busiest airport

Ajc.com: Children with autism take on world's busiest airport

Hartsfield-Jackson International hosted an airport “rehearsal” Wednesday for 40 families with autism to practice moving through the airport, boarding and being in the airplane cabin.

The program is aimed at reducing stress when flying for families that have a child with autism and raising awareness for airport, airline and Transportation Security Administration

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Ajc.com: Can taking folic acid lower the risk of autism? New studies suggest it may help

Ajc.com: Can taking folic acid lower the risk of autism? New studies suggest it may help

Folic acid, a form of vitamin B, may reduce the risk of autism and ease some of its features, according to a series of unrelated studies published in recent months.

» RELATED: Atlanta resources for those on the autism spectrum

Although none of these studies were connected, they all found significant correlations.

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Ajc.com: NEW: Airport employee with autism ID'd as body found in Yellow River

Ajc.com: NEW: Airport employee with autism ID'd as body found in Yellow River

A Forest Park woman with autism who was reported missing last month was identified as the body recently found in the Yellow River in Newton County.

RELATED: Family launches search for missing 23-year-old with autism

Newton County Coroner Tommy Davis confirmed that Shanequa Quanee Sullivan, 23, was found by a

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Ajc.com: Fourth-grader makes video for classmates to describe his life with autism

Ajc.com: Fourth-grader makes video for classmates to describe his life with autism

RALEIGH, N.C.

A 9-year-old North Carolina boy’s message to his classmates about autism is making a bigger impact on the internet.

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Lisa Jolley shared her 9-year-old son George’s video on YouTube, where he describes his life, KTRK reported. The video was made for his 21 fourth-grade

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Ajc.com: Bakery employee accused of spanking child

Ajc.com: Bakery employee accused of spanking child

BAYTOWN, Texas

A Texas woman called police Thursday, accusing a bakery worker of spanking her child, who has autism.

The alleged incident occurred at TastyKakes Nature’s Own Outlet Bakery in Baytown, KTRK reported.

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Kimberlie Dando told KTRK that her 3-year-old son wandered toward the rear of

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Ajc.com: Father transforms son's wheelchair into elaborate 'Game of Thrones' Halloween costume

Ajc.com: Father transforms son's wheelchair into elaborate 'Game of Thrones' Halloween costume

HAVERHILL, Mass.

Every year, Tom Hardy designs creative costumes for his son, Tommy, by transforming a simple wheelchair into magical and inventive characters.

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For one night every year. Tommy goes trick-or-treating in the coolest Halloween costume in the neighborhood. His father has been working around

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Ajc.com: APS police report: Special ed teacher hit student 'with a closed fist'

Ajc.com: APS police report: Special ed teacher hit student 'with a closed fist'

Atlanta Public Schools officials will schedule a dismissal hearing to consider the future of an autism teacher who allegedly hit a student as more details about the incident emerged.

Special education autism teacher Angela Christian was temporarily reassigned from her duties at Ralph J. Bunche Middle School after she

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