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Shorefront Y’s Annual Walk For Autism Raises Funds And Awareness For...

At least 200 people turned out Sunday morning on the Coney Island Boardwalk for the Shorefront Y's Sixth Annual Walk for Autism. Participants gathered outside...

Autism and Your Child: What You Need to Know (Sponsored)

Autism affects people of all ethnicities and socio-economic statuses. And in the culturally diverse neighborhoods of Southern Brooklyn, it’s essential for parents to be...

Autism and Your Child: What You Need to Know (Sponsored)

Autism affects people of all ethnicities and socio-economic statuses. And in the culturally diverse neighborhoods of Southern Brooklyn, it’s essential for parents to be...

Cops Rescue Autistic Teen From Water In Coney Island

Cops dove into the water in Coney Island Saturday to rescue an autistic teenager who ran out of a Gravesend high school, the Daily News...

‘No Longer The Girl They Pity At The Playground’: Brooklyn Mom...

"Come up! Come up!," says Nurit Ozeri, welcoming me into her Ocean Parkway home. She bolts up the stairs to the second floor and...

New ASD Nest & Horizon Application Clarifies Admissions Process

Finding the right school for any kid is tough, but toss special needs into the mix, and the task suddenly becomes ten times more...

Special Needs Parenting: Seeing Through The Darkness Of Meltdowns

Three weeks ago I sat in the bathroom and cried. It was the only place to find sanctuary in our 800-square-foot Brooklyn apartment. Toys...

Preschools For Kids With Special Needs Are Losing Teachers To UPK...

The city's Universal Pre-Kindergarten expansion is having an unintentional consequence -- it's drawing away special education teachers from preschools run by community-based organizations (CBOs) serving children with...

Autistic Man Goes Missing From Marine Park Home

Family, friends and authorities are searching for Brian Gewirtz, a 20-year-old Marine Park man who went missing from his Coleman Street home on Tuesday. Gewirtz,...

Bensonhurst Couple Fights To Keep Home For Autistic Son

A Bensonhurst couple is fighting to save the last-resort home of their severely autistic son, who lives in one of the state's few remaining...

Shorefront Y, Local Orgs, To Host Autism Walk This Sunday

The following is a press release from the Shorefront Y: This Sunday, June 8, 2014 at 11:00 a.m., the Brooklyn Autism Spectrum Disorder Initiative (BASDI)...

After Weekend Search, Autistic Goldstein High School Student Reunited With Family

The Friday disappearance of an autistic 14-year-old student kicked off a weekend search throughout Sheepshead Bay and Manhattan Beach, ending this morning when the...

Buy Coffee, Help Benefit Kids With Special Needs

The folks over at Tete-a-Tete Cafe (2601 East 14th Street) are teaming up with the Shorefront Y, the Kings Bay Y, the JCC of...

Nueva York Takes On NYC’s Spanish-Speaking Families Of Autistic Children

Neighbor and speech language pathologist Jocelyn Wood is featured on the new episode of CUNY TV's Emmy-winning Nueva York, which takes on the joys...

Sheepshead Bay Mother Searches For Answers In Possible Abuse Of Autistic...

Sheepshead Bay mom Konstantina Vellios, 35, is trying to get to the bottom of why her 14-year-old autistic daughter got off the school bus...