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Autism

Michael Marino of the Dan Marino Foundation (Source: My33)

Focus on South Florida: Autism Awareness

Just this past week the Centers for Disease Control reported an autism rate in this country of one in 68 children, that’s a 30 percent increase from two years ago. We focus on the Dan Marino Foundation’s ongoing efforts to promote autism awareness and support, specifically its annual teaming up with Panera Bread, to score a “Touchdown for Autism”.

My TV 33–04/07/2014

(Source: www.lightitupblue.org) Empire State Building, NY

South Florida Buildings Going Blue For Autism Awareness

There won’t be a blue moon over Miami but blue buildings lighting up the South Florida skyline as part of a global initiative to raise awareness for autism.

CBS Miami–04/02/2014

A 12-year-old autistic girl died in Lauderhill in September 2013 in an apartment.  (Source: CBS4)

Report: Autistic Girl’s Cause Of Death “Undetermined”

CBS4 News has learned new details about the death of a 12-year-old autistic girl found dead in her Lauderhill home last fall.

02/03/2014

Jason Beckman in a court hearing on November 1, 2013. (Source: CBS4)

Trial Begins For Man Accused Of Murdering Commissioner Father

The trial of Jason Beckman, accused of murdering his father, South Miami City Commissioner Jay Beckman, got underway Wednesday morning in a Miami courtroom.

CBS Miami–11/06/2013

A 12-year-old autistic girl died in Lauderhill in September 2013 in an apartment.  (Source: CBS4)

New Details Emerging In Death Of 12-Year-Old, State Records Show

Tamiyah Audain, autistic and disabled, lost a large amount of weight in the months leading up to her death at the end of September while living with a caregiver — her cousin — in a Lauderhill apartment with a rotting smell and cockroaches all over the kitchen, state records obtained by CBS4’s news partner The Miami Herald show.

10/08/2013

Teacher David Baier from the AEF School in Davie entered a plea, October 7, 2013, to two charges of child abuse.  (Source: CBS4)

Teacher Given 5-Years-Probation For Abusing Autistic Child

Teacher David Baier from the AEF School in Davie entered a plea, Monday, to two charges of child abuse.

CBS4–10/07/2013

Source: Sweetwater Police Department

Police: Autistic Man Kept In Dungeon-Like Conditions

Police in Sweetwater said they discovered a “dungeon-like” room inside a trailer home Thursday where a 30-year-old man with autism was locked up by his own mother.

CBS Miami–08/02/2013

The actions of an alternative school teacher accused of abusing a 12-year boy with autism were caught on camera. (Source: CBS4)

Teacher’s Reported Abuse Of Autistic Boy Caught On Camera

The actions of an alternative school teacher accused of abusing a 12-year boy with autism were caught on camera.

CBS4–06/18/2013

David Baier  (Source: Broward Sheriff's Office)

Shocking Video Released In Alleged Teacher Abuse Case

Broward County prosecutors released surveillance video Monday showing a teacher at alternative school accused of abusing a 12-year-old autistic boy.

CBS4–06/17/2013

(Source: CBS4)

Parkland Car Wash Hires People With Autism

If you are looking to get your car squeaky clean and help make a difference, a new car wash in Parkland may be just the thing for you.

CBS Miami–04/07/2013

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