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Autism, Houston Law Firms & A Long Walk Home: Houston Matters for Thursday, April 17, 2014

Autism, Houston Law Firms & A Long Walk Home: Houston Matters for Thursday, April 17, 2014

AutismAutism is the fastest growing developmental disability in the U.S, with one in every 68 children having the disorder. In 2012, Texas health officials reported almost 90-thousand children in the state have autism, and they estimate another 28-thousand Texas children will have it by 2017.

On today’s Houston Matters, we’ll talk with a local mom about the challenges of having a child with autism. And we’ll discuss what signs parents should look for, how autism is treated and the latest research here in Houston.

Plus, Houston is home to many legal firms that cover everything from criminal law, to the oil and gas industry. We’ll talk with three lawyers about their respective practices.

And what would compel someone to walk across Texas and take photos, every hour, along the route? We’ll talk with a local author who did just that.

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  • What Are the Red Flags for Autism? And What Are Resources Available in Houston?

    Autism is the fastest growing developmental disability in the U.S, with one in every 68 children having the disorder. In 2012, Texas health officials reported almost 90-thousand children in the state have autism, and they estimate another 28-thousand Texas children will have it by 2017. We talk with a local mom about the challenges of having a child with autism. And we discuss what signs parents

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  • Houston is Home to Some of the World’s Largest Law Firms

    Houston is home to many legal firms that cover everything from criminal law, to the oil and gas industry. It’s also home to some of the largest law firms not just in the country — but in the world. Whether you come in contact with these firms or not, the work they do affects your daily life. These areas include

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  • A Long Walk Home: Writer Walks from Galveston to Marfa

    There are a lot of transplants in Houston as of late. And in general these days people don’t often tend to stay in one place for long. So the decision to settle down for good – and choosing where – can be a weighty one. Such was the case for Texas writer Joshua Edwards who took to a fairly extreme measure

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