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When Every Day is Autism Awareness Day

It's World Autism Awareness Day, and for many, that means wearing blue, donning puzzle piece pins, and installing blue light bulbs for tonight.

For families affected by autism, it's just another Wednesday, full of the daily challenges that come with a diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD).

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Missing poster for Avonte Oquendo
Missing poster for Avonte Oquendo, 14-year-old NYC boy with autism (Spencer Platt, Getty Images)
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Autism on the Rise, Says Federal Report [AUDIO]

A new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows the rate of autism in U.S. children has gone up by 30 percent in the last two years, from 1 in 88 then to 1 in 68 now.

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Monmouth County School District Plans Saturday School to Make Up Snow Days

A Monmouth County school district has some parents worried after they issued a memo that if any more school days are missed this year because of snow, they will be made up on Saturdays.

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Creating a Classroom for Children With Disorders [AUDIO]

Creating a classroom that can be successful for children diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorders, Sensory Processing Disorders and ADD/ADHD can be challenging. But one mother is trying to change that with an upcoming seminar for families and educators in Ocean County.

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Disney Changes Line Access Policy for People with Disabilities

It's no secret that at Disney parks, those with special needs or disabilities are given a pass to go right to the front of the lines of rides and attractions.

Unfortunately, due to some unscrupulous folks abusing the system, that's all going to change.

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Karla Begley
Karla Begley received a hateful letter suggesting she should euthanize her son, who has autism. She has responded with a letter of her own. (CityNews)
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Mom Responds to Autism Hate Letter About Her Son

I remember reading the horrific and hate-filled anonymous letter sent to a mom complaining about her son with autism and being shocked that someone could be so hurtful. That mom has now written a response letter, and it's wonderful.

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Heartless Letter Sent to the Mother of an Autistic Child [PHOTO/VIDEO]

The unfortunate truth is that there are a few cruel and mean people that are among us. What's worse, is that most of them are ignorant. This is a mixture for the situation the mother of an autistic child is dealing with.

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‘Real Housewife’ Will Be at Freehold Mall This Weekend to Help Sandy Victims

What do you get when you combine a reality star, a major corporation, and a local girl trying to help victims of Superstorm Sandy?

An awesome event tomorrow at Freehold Raceway Mall!

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World Autism Awareness Day Offers Chance to Learn

It's World Autism Awareness Day, and April is Autism Awareness Month.

Why should that matter to you?

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No Decision on Status of an Autistic Brick H.S. Football Player

The decision on whether an inspirational Brick High school football player with Autism can play another season is still up in the air.

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Katy Perry Sings Touching Duet of ‘Firework’ with Autistic Girl [VIDEO]

If this performance is any indication of what we can expect Sunday night on ‘Night of Too Many Stars: America Comes Together For Autism Programs,’ you better have the tissues ready.

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Eileen with George. She says this picture is 'his personality in a nutshell.' (Facebook)
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A Day in the Life of an Autism Parent

Last week, after realizing how many misconceptions there are about what I do all day, I shared what a typical day as a radio DJ is like.

I figure there are misconceptions about what a LOT of people do all day.

I asked one local mom to share her story.

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