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Autism in the News - 03.06.12

W.Va. autism insurance "fix" gets 11th-hour review (Charleston, W. Va.)
Legislation meant to fix West Virginia's new law requiring autism insurance coverage is getting a last-minute financial analysis. Read more.

Kids with autism can play at Kaitlin’s Hideout (Trib Local)
Like most tweens, 11-year old Kaitlin Kelly loves to play with a computer. But while other children her age might chat with friends online, Kelly migrates almost exclusively to websites where the theme is Sesame Street. Read more.

Berg Pharma platform used in autism study (Mass High Tech)
Berg Pharma, a Cambridge molecular diagnostics company that recently came out of stealth mode, said its two member companies, Berg Biosystems and Berg Diagnositcs, presented a new approach to understanding autism and identifying novel biomarkers for diagnosis at the US-HUPO meeting in San Francisco March 5. Read more.

Experts Present Latest Findings on Triggers and Therapies at the Autism Research Institute (ARI) Conference April 26-29 in Newark, N.J. (Newark, N.J.)
The Autism Research Institute, a pioneer organization in the biomedical, whole-body approach to autism, will host leading experts at the Autism Research Institute (ARI) Conference from Thursday, April 26 through Sunday, April 29 at the Newark Airport Marriott in Newark, N.J. The conference is open to the public and cost to attend is $79 per day, with discounts to those who qualify. Free evening workshops are also open to the public. The ARI Conference offers autism resources for parents, caregivers, pediatricians, and other medical and non-medical practitioners (CME and continuing education credits offered). Read more.

Autism funding becomes stumbling block in budget (Salt Lake Tribune)
House and Senate leaders were deadlocked Monday over whether to create a program insuring children with autism, how much to spend on roads and how much money to save. Read more.

Autism Speaks’ daily blog “Autism in the News” is a mix of top news stories of the day. Autism Speaks does not vet the stories and the views contained therein do not necessarily reflect Autism Speaks beliefs or point of view.