autism

September 27, 2018 | Staff Writer

Paraeducator Charged with Child Neglect after 2 Autistic Boys Walk Away from School

A Montgomery County Public Schools paraeducator has been charged with child neglect after he failed to report Monday that two teenage autistic students had left a school, a Montgomery County police statement released Thursday said. Alfredo Lopez, 59, of the 7800 block of Mineral Springs Drive in Gaithersburg posted $10,000 bond and was released, according […]

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April 28, 2017 | Sonya Burke

Five Things to Know Today, April 28, in Montgomery County

Here are five things to know today, April 28, in Montgomery County: 1. Government Shutdown: Leaders are expected to pass a one week funding bill to keep the government open. 2. Metro Service: Metrorail officials were preparing for a possible “sick out” today, but, so far, service does not seem to be impacted. For the latest information, […]

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April 9, 2017 | Shannon Doty

Montgomery County Proclaims April 21 as “Autism After 21 Day” (VIDEO)

To boost awareness of the various needs of adults with autism, Montgomery County Executive Isiah Leggett, Councilmember Craig Rice, and the Montgomery County Council jointly proclaimed April 21, 2017 as Autism After 21 Day. The proclamation was presented to the Madison House Autism Foundation (MHAF) by the Montgomery County Council at the County Council meeting […]

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April 5, 2017 | Shannon Doty

Premiere of #Imagine21: Stories of Adults Living With Autism, a Mini-Documentary Series (VIDEO)

Madison House Autism Foundation is excited to announce the premiere of the #Imagine21 mini-documentary series. These short films highlight the incredible stories of adults living with autism and the unique circumstances they face as they age into adulthood. Through them, viewers will be intimately acquainted with just a few of the people behind this diagnosis and […]

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March 10, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Mother Reunited with Officer who Found Lost Special Needs Daughter (VIDEO)

Mary Wimpy fought back tears Friday when she was reunited with Montgomery County police Officer John Pruziner, the man who found her autistic daughter, shivering and damp, the previous Saturday. Sahara McCallister, 7, was found lying down by a creek that flowed out of a drainage pipe. “I decided to follow a little drainage pipe […]

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September 24, 2016 | Staff Writer

CSAAC Recognizes Montgomery County Council for Continued Autism Funding (VIDEO)

The Community Services for Autistic Adults (CSAAC) is a nationally recognized leader when it comes to developing services for people with autism. The organization recently honored the County Council for its continued support. Susan Kenedy reports: Visit our PEG partner County Cable Montgomery to view more of its local programming.

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September 13, 2016 | Staff Writer

UPDATED: Police Locate Missing Autistic Teen (PHOTO)

UPDATED 9.13.16 Montgomery County police officers report they have safely located Keysean Dorsey. Update: Keysean Tyree Dorsey has been located safe and unharmed and has been reunited with family. TY for sharing!. pic.twitter.com/ULZf2EYXnx — Montgomery Co Police (@mcpnews) September 13, 2016 Montgomery County police officers are asking for the public’s help to locate a missing […]

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April 13, 2016 | Maureen Chowdhury

Montgomery County Council Proclaims April Autism Awareness Month (VIDEO)

The County Council recognized April as Autism Awareness month on Tuesday. Councilmembers George Leventhal, Roger Berliner, and Craig Rice presented the proclamation, followed by remarks by Whitney Ellenby and Jake Edwards. To view the proclamation in its entirety, watch the MyMCMedia Extra video, below.

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April 13, 2016 | Marian Merewitz

Connecting Our Community: Autism Awareness

According to the Autism Society, The prevalence of autism in U.S. children increased by 119.4 percent from 2000 to 2010. According to the CDC 1 in 68 children born in the U.S. have an autism spectrum disorder making Autism the fastest-growing developmental disability. Find out more on this episode of Connecting Our Community. Host Pat Shoemaker discusses […]

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March 31, 2016 | Staff Writer

CDC Estimates 1 in 68 School Kids have Autism, No Change from Previous Estimate

An estimated 1 in 68  school-aged children have been identified with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), according to a CDC report published today in the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) Surveillance Summary. This report shows essentially no change in ASD prevalence, the proportion of school aged-children with ASD, from the previous report released in 2014. […]

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