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Police Force Undergoes Autism Sensitivity Training

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Police forces from Pittsburgh,PA are now required to undergo training learning how to identify and correspond to a person diagnosed with autism. This was implemented to avoid confusion and misinterpretation by the police force.

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Brooklyn Ink Interviews ICare4Autism Founder on Safety and Security

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The Brooklyn Ink interviews ICare4Autism Founder Dr. Joshua Weinstein about improving school safety and security for children with autism.

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Israel and New Jersey Autism rates soar

There is an alarming sharp increase in Autism in children around the world. But, recent surveys in both in Israel and New Jersey show some of sharpest increases yet. The Social Affairs Ministry’s survey of social services for 2011 shows a 5x increase in incidence of the Autism in Israel over the last 8 years. The number [...]

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$50m goes to Special Needs Education in Australia

Australian politician, Anna Bligh has announced that $50 million of funding will go to new initiatives for education for special needs students across the state of Queensland. This announcement comes after reports that funding for services for children with autism in Australia was so dire that families were forced to leave the country. Ms Bligh [...]

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Clinched by Lynch: Autism Insurance Reform

Governor John Lynch is on the forefront of the autism battle by making sure the residents of New Hampshire are getting essential treatment for their special needs child. Governor Lynch signed a bill that will take affect on January 1st, 2011- the bill will ensure that…

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Senate May Stop Disability Council Nominee with Autism

Controversy ensued after President Obama nominated Ari Ne’eman, the 22-year-old founder of the Autistic Self Advocacy Network (ASAN) who also has Asperger’s Syndrome, to serve a position in the Disability Council. As a result, the Senate has placed a hold on his nomination. If elected, Ne’eman, will make history as the first person with autism to serve on [...]

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Vaccine ALERT: Sue Pharmaceutical Companies for Causing Autism

As more legal issues arise, steps taken to approve suing pharmaceutical companies may take place quickly. With the overwhelming amount of claims waiting to sue and hold pharmaceutical companies responsible for being a cause of autism. Women may finally be able to assume power over the pharmaceutical industry.

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Collins Confirmed as NIH Head

From Scientist.com, Geneticist Francis Collins was confirmed by the US Senate this afternoon (7th August) as the next director of the National Institutes of Health, a spokesperson for Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid told The Scientist. Collins’s confirmation proceeded via unanimous consent, without the need for a hearing in the US Senate Committee on Health, [...]

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Surge in Autism Challenges Schools

By Leslie Postal, Orlando Sentinel–Donna Lorman was up front with the school when she enrolled her son in kindergarten in 1997, sharing the devastating diagnosis she’d heard from her pediatrician. The boy had autism.The principal’s response, Lorman recalls, was like a smack to the face: “We just don’t take kids like that here.”At the time, [...]

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Reaching the Top of the Hill

From Santa Maria Times–When Jason Christenberry first learned to use the Santa Maria Area Transit bus, his mother Janet said she felt “scared to death.” That’s because Jason has Asperger’s Syndrome, a communication disorder on the Autism spectrum. But thanks to HILL House, the Santa Maria Joint Union High School District’s two-year transition program for [...]

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