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A Norwalk teen who got vaccinated against his mother's wishes testified Tuesday before a U.S. Senate committee examining preventable disease outbreaks.  

There's strong new evidence that a common childhood vaccine is safe.

A large study released Monday finds no evidence that the vaccine that protects against measles, mumps and rubella increases the risk of autism. The study of children born in Denmark is one of the largest ever of the MMR vaccine.

All U.S. states require most parents to vaccinate their children against some preventable diseases, including measles, mumps, rubella and whooping cough, to be able to attend school. Such laws often apply to children in private schools and day care facilities as well as public schools.

College involved "many anxiety attacks and many trips home" for Daniel Share-Strom, an autistic 27-year-old motivational speaker in Bradford, Ontario. It wasn't just the challenge of organizing his assignments and fighting the disability office for the extra time he needed for tests. It was also managing all the aspects of daily life that most people not on the autism spectrum take for granted.

"Relationships are so much harder to understand or initiate when by default you don't really know what certain facial expressions mean or what certain actions mean," Share-Strom says.

Foley

A two-day conference on early childhood development wraps up today in Columbus.

Baylor University

Ohio lawmakers are expanding access to scholarships for autistic children. 

ledgergazette.com

Ohio State University researchers have used adult human skin cells to grow a nearly complete human brain. 

Columbus Hosting Conference On Autism

Nov 21, 2013

Hundreds of people are attending a convention on autism in Columbus this week.

Feds: Ohio Must Provide Autism Treatment

Sep 13, 2013

The U.S. Department of Education is telling state education officials an intensive treatment for autism must be made available to any child who is considered a good candidate.

Study Examining Use Of Alzheimer's Drug For Autism

Dec 24, 2012

Ohio State University is participating in a large clinical research program to determine if an Alzheimer's disease medication may be used to treat children with autism.