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WDBJ7 Anchor/ReporterThe bright blue sky had competition Saturday morning as runners came together at the Roanoke Civic Center for "The Color Run." The run is billed as the Happiest 5k on the Planet. Runners are SPLATTED with paint as they go. The unique race celebrates...
WDBJ7 Multimedia JournalistThe Blue Ridge Autism and Achievement Center is a school that educates and provides services for children and families who are affected by autism. The school has a campus in Roanoke, Lynchburg, and Buena Vista. Rock'n 4 Autism is a benefit concert for...
Tuesday, May 28 Hope you had a fabulous Memorial Day weekend! Of course, having yesterday off makes today feel like a Monday... We had perfect weather for all of the Memorial Day remembrance events. It's so important to take a moment and honor those who...
WDBJ 7 Anchor/ReporterApril is Autism Awareness Month, and it touches so many families in our country. Just last month, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention revised the numbers of affected children to as many as one in 50. The Blue Ridge Autism and Achievement...
The city of Roanoke is shedding light on Autism. The fountain outside of the Hotel Roanoke was lit up in blue Tuesday evening in honor of World Autism Awareness day. One mother we talked to said early detection can make all the difference in dealing...
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Some lucky kids got a tour of the greatest show on earth on Thursday. Students at the Blue Ridge Autism Center got a preview of the Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus at the Roanoke Civic Center. They were able to see some of the top...
WDBJ 7 Anchor/ReporterMany children struggle with disorders like autism, ADHD and dyslexia. Now a clinic that's opened in Roanoke is offering a treatment option for them. Connections Achievement and Therapy Center started in Charlottesville, and now has an office in...
Saturday night marked the start of the 2013 season for the Star City Roller Girls. They faced off against the Beckley Area Derby Dames. Roller Derby is an all-female sport. The event drew a large crowd, with many attending a derby for the first...
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Horses and country music aren’t an unusual pairing. Their immediate association with American western folklore has tied them both together so tightly that most people can’t fathom the amount of country songs about horses. But the two were seen...
WDBJ7 ReporterFor the first time in 20 years, the American Psychiatric Association has made changes to its diagnosis manual. The new manual removed some disorders and added others. The biggest subtraction from the newest Diagnostic and Statistical Manual, or DSM...
WDBJ-TV Anchor/ReporterParents of special needs kids sometimes don't know where to find help. They may not even know what help is out there. One Roanoke family wants parents to know there is somewhere to turn. When you walk into the Barber's house in Roanoke you know...
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A Roanoke institution is giving back to a local non-profit in a big way. The owner of the Texas Tavern, Matt Bullington, wrote out a check for $2,083.88 to St. Francis Service Dogs Wednesday. That's how much the restaurant raised by auctioning off old...
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