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Bob Cornelius with son Christopher (Bob Cornelius via Facebook)
Bob Cornelius with son Christopher (Bob Cornelius via Facebook)
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NJ dad’s plea for parents after reading son’s heartbreaking school assignment

A New Jersey dad is asking parents everywhere to speak to their children about being kind to their peers after his son revealed in a school assignment that he has no friends.

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NJ legislation would make sure service dogs aren’t denied from public spaces

Assemblywoman Pam Lampitt is backing legislation she says is needed to underscore acceptance of service dogs in public places.

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Chef Michael Ginor poses with Co-Founder of Autism Speaks Suzanne Wright
Chef Michael Ginor poses with Co-Founder of Autism Speaks Suzanne Wright (Cindy Ord/Getty Images for Autism Speaks)
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Co-founder of Autism Speaks, Suzanne Wright, dies at 69

A co-founder of the advocacy group Autism Speaks has died after helping build it into one of the leading voices for people with the developmental disorder. Suzanne Wright was 69.

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A guest uses a Google glass during the Eurobest festival of creativity at Finlandia Hall on December 1, 2014 in Helsinki, Finland. (Photo by Andreas Rentz/Getty Images for Eurobest)
A guest uses a Google glass during the Eurobest festival of creativity at Finlandia Hall on December 1, 2014 in Helsinki, Finland. (Photo by Andreas Rentz/Getty Images for Eurobest)
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Can Google Glass help autistic children read faces?

The facial recognition software was developed at Stanford University and runs on Google Glass, a computerized headset with a front-facing camera and a tiny display just above the right eye.

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Parker Drake (video still from Asbury Park Press/APP.com) Use with video only.
Parker Drake (video still from Asbury Park Press/APP.com) Use with video only.
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Autistic NJ man helps spare his tormentor from jail sentence

Two 21-year-olds were accused of posting a video of the dangerous prank last year on social media.

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word autism written in a chalkboard (nito100, ThinkStock)
nito100, ThinkStock
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Raising an autistic child in NJ takes a toll on finances and family, mom says

One out of 68 children nationwide is diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), but in New Jersey it's 1 out of 41.

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A study asks: Too much folic acid a cause of autism?

For decades, pregnant women and women who may become pregnant have been advised to take folic acid to help prevent certain birth defects.

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Eddie is an inspiring NJ teen, with fans trying to get him on "Ellen" (from Autism NJ)
Eddie is an inspiring NJ teen, with fans trying to get him on "Ellen" (from Autism NJ)
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Why this awesome NJ kid (with autism) should get to be on Ellen

As Autism Awareness month wraps, Proud Jersey Girl Erin Vogt highlights an inspiring Edison teen with an amazing talent- and why we should #GetEddieOnEllen.

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NJ Autism resources: where can families turn? (logo from POAC)
NJ Autism resources: where can families turn? (logo from POAC)
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NJ autism resources: Supporting families, including strong siblings

With the highest rate of autism in the nation (1 in 41 children), there's plenty of need for programs and therapy. But what about emotional support for families...

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NJ can support Autism Awareness through biking, swimming & walking this Spring (via Autism NJ)
NJ can support Autism Awareness through biking, swimming & walking this Spring (via Autism NJ)
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Bike, walk and swim: 15 Autism Awareness fundraisers in NJ

Supporting Autism Awareness in NJ can be as easy as checking out a ballgame or talking a walk. Here's great chances to get the family in action this Spring.

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