Thursday, June 20 2013 12:09 AM EDT2013-06-20 04:09:02 GMT
The Albany Water Gas and light commission is preparing customers for a change that starts soon for those who pay with debit or credit cards. WG&L leaders say the utility is paying $20,000 dollars a monthMore >>
The Albany Water Gas and light commission is preparing customers for a change that starts soon for those who pay with debit or credit cards.More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 11:41 PM EDT2013-06-20 03:41:18 GMT
An Albany man who was born when Woodrow Wilson was president celebrated his birthday today. Century Pines Assisted Living Center threw a party for resident Charles Walker who turned 101 today. Walker wasMore >>
An Albany man who was born when Woodrow Wilson was president celebrated his birthday today.More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 11:34 PM EDT2013-06-20 03:34:54 GMT
For years, the area right across the street from the RiverQuarium has been rundown, but that's changing. A couple of businesses are thriving there. The new art park is open, and a sidewalk improvementMore >>
For years, the area right across the street from the RiverQuarium has been rundown, but that's changing.More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 11:20 PM EDT2013-06-20 03:20:33 GMT
Downtown Albany leaders are looking for ways to make sure the Flint Riverquarium remains an important part of downtown for years to come. Tonight, The Albany Dougherty Inner City Authority board began discussionsMore >>
Downtown Albany leaders are looking for ways to make sure the Flint Riverquarium remains an important part of downtown for years to come.More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 6:51 PM EDT2013-06-19 22:51:07 GMT
Ravi Mikel Givens was arrested Tuesday and charged with possession of marijuana with intent to distribute. He is being held in the Dougherty County jail. Givens, who played ball at Westover and StetsonMore >>
Agents say that police responded to the apartment because of a burglar alarm. Officers found the back door broken open and went inside. That's where they detected a strong odor of marijuana, and saw pot in plain view.More >>
November 7, 2007
Albany -- The number of children diagnosed with autism is now reaching record numbers. One in 150 children are now estimated to have some form of autism. But doctors believe there may be even more cases.
Makeir is a typical eight year old boy. Rambunctious, into action figures, and obsessed with Spiderman. But when he was six years old his, and his father's life was turned upside down.
"With this syndrome, it takes their ability to speak properly. It takes their ability to hear properly. They actually call it a type of word deafness and it just comes on like that," says Keith Modeste.
Glanser-Klefner syndrome is a rare form of autism that doctors don't know much about yet. "Sometimes the doctor, the neurologist, they don't know that much about it. And you have to teach them. We just so happens to find a very good neurologist who knows a lot about it in Macon, where we are headed tomorrow," says Modeste.
But now that more and more children are diagnosed with some form of Autism that could change. "The rates seem to be higher, but a lot of it is us being more aware of it," says Pediatrician Dr. Stacy Evans.
And looking for it more aggressively than I think we have done in the past. "It's a very good thing. The more money that goes into the research, the more that nurses and doctors and laymen and anybody who knows about it is a good thing. And plus people stop putting stipulations on it."
And the public perception of autism is also changing. "When you see a child misbehaving, don't put it off on the parents. Cause you really don't know and that's very frustrating," says Modeste.
Frustrations that may become a thing of the past with the increased awareness of Autism.