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Autism in the News – 05.16.11

Parks Pit Report: FedEx 400 Benefitting Autism Speaks (Dover, Del.)
For the last few weeks, one thing has surprised me more than anything.  Obviously, the idea of seeing Regan Smith get to victory lane was a surprise in itself, and that is definitely something I will remember as the year progresses.  The “Monster Mile” at Dover didn’t surprise me in who won. Read more.

Mich. autism center to close after director leaves (Ann Arbor, Mich.)
The University of Michigan plans to close its well-known, decade-old autism center when its director leaves this fall for a new post with a New York venture. Read more.

Disaster preparedness for persons with autism (Philippines)
Last March 11, Japan was hit by a magnitude 9 earthquake and giant tsunami displacing thousands of lives, homes, and communities. Read more.

Fever during pregnancy, diabetes and obesity may raise autism risk (USA Today)
Having the flu during pregnancy isn’t associated with a heightened risk of autism or developmental delay in children, although having a fever during pregnancy might be. Read more.

Special-needs teens find work at Scottsdale district (Scottsdale, Az.)
Many teenagers are pounding the pavement looking for a summer job right now, but Alex Weiner already has one lined up. Read more


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