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Autism in the News – Wednesday, 11.17.10

Autism Speaks Chief Science Officer Geraldine Dawson, Ph.D., Named a Scientific Hero and “Rock Star of Science” by Geoffrey Beene Gives Back® and GQ Magazine (New York, N.Y.)
Autism Speaks, the nation’s leading autism science and advocacy organization, is pleased to announce that Geraldine Dawson, Ph.D., its chief science officer, has been named a “Rock Star of Science” by Geoffrey Beene Gives Back® and GQ Magazine who have joined forces, along with the Entertainment Industry Foundation/SU2C, to bring together eight celebrity musicians–rock icon Debbie Harry (Blondie), Bret Michaels, Timbaland, Keri Hilson, Heart (Anne and Nancy Wilson), Jay Sean and B.o.B — and seventeen of the nation’s top medical researchers, including Dr. Dawson as well as two Nobel Laureates. Read more.

Hamilton doctor with focus on autism will be part of new Ontario Brain Institute (Canada)
A Hamilton doctor working on trying to unlock the secrets of autism will be part of the new Ontario Brain Institute being established by the McGuinty government. Read more.

Family, district clash over service dog at school (Golden Gate Estates, Fla.)
The family of an autistic Florida boy is fighting the Collier County School District over whether he can bring a service dog to school. Read more.

L.I.F.E. center helps Valley mom with autistic son (Gilbert, Ariz.)
Autism seems to be getting much more attention recently as more cases are diagnosed in young children. According to theCenters for Disease Control and Prevention , 1 in 110 children have an Autism Spectrum Disorder. The majority of those cases are boys. Read more.

Autism Speaks U launches Northwestern chapter (North by Northwestern)
Northwestern’s Autism Speaks U chapter, a student group hoping to raise awareness for the disorder, held its opening meeting Tuesday. Read more.

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