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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.


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

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

Source: Sweetwater Police Department

Sweetwater Police: Autistic Man Found Kept In Dungeon-Like Conditions

Police in Sweetwater said they located a 30-year-old autistic man being kept in dungeon-like conditions inside a trailer.

CBS Miami–08/01/2013

David Baier  (Source: Broward Sheriff's Office)

Davie Teacher Accused Of Abusing Autistic Student Bonds Out Of Jail

A teacher at an alternative education school in Davie has bonded out of jail after being charged with two counts of child abuse.



Study: Children With Autistic Siblings Face Greater Risk

A new study suggests that nearly one-in-five children with an autistic older sibling will develop the disorder, too —a rate much higher than previously thought.



Broward Bus Workers Reassigned After Child Left On Bus

A Broward County Bus driver accused of leaving a 6 year-old child on a school bus for roughly six hours has been reassigned to other duties pending the outcome of the investigation by the Special Investigative Unit.



Impact Of Gluten-Free Diet On Children With Autism

April 1st kicks off Autism Awareness month. Some parents have reported favorable changes in behavior after switching their autistic child to a gluten-free diet.



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